Garmaine Staff asked 2 years ago

In a home I recently purchased, there are a lot of cut outs for low voltage in places I do not plan to use. The wiring is there in some cases, but I don't plan to use many of these locations. They are currently covered with blank wall plates.

When I had some electrical work, the Electrician said for the low voltage I could just take photos, mark where they are and then sheet rock / spackle / paint over them and there wouldn't be a problem since they are not active. He said I could do the same with the electrical in weir places, but recommended I do not because it could make electrical system troubleshooting harder in the future if you don't know its there.

I wanted to know if there was a technique to cover these in a a nicer way, but still keep them more accessible. E.g., I cut out a piece of drywall and paint it, and then use some type of material around the frame and it will look nice? I can just pop it out later if needed?

Or, should I just take good notes and pictures and cover these up since I don't plan to use them in the next 5 – 10 years. Shouldn't be an issue to cut our drywall some point in the future, right?

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