A wall-mounted television is now as much a part of a living room as a coffee table or a comfortable couch. However, while you may adore the aesthetic and utility of a mounted television, figuring out how to do so is more difficult than it appears.
This blog will help you navigate the complicated world of mounting a television; here are five questions to ask before starting this project.
The first thing to consider is the positioning of the wall-mounted TV.
There is a lot to consider here: from the viewing angle and sun exposure to where you will keep your connected gadgets and the location of the nearest power outlet. Trust us; you do not want to complete mounting your TV to discover the plug won’t reach the socket.
- How high to mount the TV?
The height to wall-mount a TV is determined by factors such as the dimensions of the TV, the viewing distance, and the viewer’s eye level.
Firstly, choose a TV screen size that is suitable for your room. It should be noted that the screen’s diagonal measurement determines the size of a TV.
If you are mounting your TV in a living room, it’s a good idea to measure the distance from the floor to your eye level. According to the standard, measure 42 inches from the floor to the center of the TV. This helps determine the approximate eye level of someone 5 feet 6 inches tall sitting on a standard couch.
Consider a revolving wall-mount if the TV needs to be viewed from two different places or directions. Similarly, choose a corner wall mount for mounting a TV in the room’s corner.
- Strength of the wall
Make sure the brick wall or wooden divider can support the weight of the wall-mounted television. Despite what your buddies may say, regular drywall cannot hold the weight of your new television.
Some manufacturers provide mounts and screws that can be used to install the TV on the wall. Alternatively, according to the TV’s mounting style, a wall mount can be purchased separately from manufacturers that the TV maker endorses.
- Cable Management
Conceal the wiring for a clutter-free appearance: exposed TV cords can be an annoyance.
Paintable conduits should be used to cover the exposed wires. This is one of the most practical solutions, particularly in a rental flat when the tenant cannot alter the walls.
For homeowners, we recommend that the brick wall can be chipped to provide room for the hidden wiring for the wall-mounted TV, then plastered and painted.
Other options include commissioning a wall cabinet, a built-in wall unit, or wall paneling in materials such as plywood so that the TV wiring can be concealed within it.
- Creating a Media Center
Ideally, the TV and media unit should integrate with the room’s decor to ensure organized storage.
The remotes, gaming consoles, set-top boxes, and CDs should all be stored in the wall-mounted TV unit. It is worth noting that the set-top box generates heat. Hence it should be placed on an open shelf or within a niche or closed cabinet that has provision for ventilation to prevent the electronic components from overheating.
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