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It’s that time of year again. You’d be surprised just how many great TV deals are going on this Black Friday, and, of course, when you get that brand new TV set, you’re going to want to mount it on the wall.
If you like brisk walks through piles of crunchy leaves, and if pumpkin spice lattes are your thing, then Autumn might be your favorite season of the year.
Mounting your television gives you additional space in the living room, keeps electronic equipment out of the reach of kids and pets, and, best of all, makes your living area look sleek and modern. If you plan on mounting your flat screen television, there are a few different types of mounting systems to choose from, such as a fixed mount, tilt mount, swivel mount, mantel mount, and even a ceiling mount.
The way we feel about TV cords is a little like the way we used to feel about prom chaperones – we know they’ve got to hang around, but we’d really prefer not to see them. Fortunately, when it comes to cable concealment, we’ve actually got a choice in the matter.
If you want to mount your TV to the wall but know you’re working with metal studs, don’t get discouraged. It is possible to mount a television to metal studs yourself, so long as you do it properly.
Most TV wall mounts that you’ll find on the market are dual stud mounts, meaning they are designed to connect with two separate studs in the wall. They use a horizontal bracket to reach a stud on each side, with about 16 inches being the standard between studs.
Joey Tribbiani once asked on Friends, “You don’t own a TV? What’s all your furniture pointed at?” It’s true—ever since the television set made its debut in the living rooms of the mid-20th century, it’s changed the way we design our homes.
Regardless of what your friends and family might say, if you think you need a 65 inch television to re-watch Downton Abbey for the third time, then by golly, that’s what you need.
Autumn is nearly here, and with fans gearing up for 2019’s sports season as well as the impending lineup of fresh television shows, it’s prime time for TV mounting. It’s not unreasonable to want that spanking new 4K ultra-HD set up on your wall on time to catch the big game or the newest episode of your favorite show – the stellar display and endless smart capabilities make for a better viewing experience than ever before.
If you’ve been looking at the different TV mounting brackets on the market, it will come as no big surprise that there have been major leaps in the construction, style, and functionality of TV wall mounts available for purchase.
Mounting your television is a great way to avoid the expense of an entertainment system (and not to mention, a way to save a whole bunch of space in your living area). And although it would be nice to just hammer a couple of nails in on the wall and hang your flat screen television like a large picture, it unfortunately doesn’t work that way—or if it does, it won’t be too long before the television comes crashing down onto the floor.
Mounting flat screen televisions to the wall has been trendy for about a decade now—and we hope the trend is here to stay. Not only is it space-saving, but it also gives your room a sleek, uncluttered look and enhances your overall viewing experience.
As recent as a few decades ago, televisions were big and bulky and often held a premiere spot in the living room where the entire family would gather around to watch their favorite shows on a handful of channels.
There are lots of reasons to wall-mount a television – it saves space, looks great, and can provide better viewing angles and location compared to a simple TV stand. But once you’ve made the decision to mount a TV, there is still the logistical challenge of safely getting it up onto the wall.
As you’re probably well aware of by now, TVs above the fireplace are pretty darn great. They provide you with the best of both worlds - watching all your favorite shows and movies while you simultaneously watch and enjoy a warm, crackling fire.