How to Best Wall-Mount a Flat Screen TV using Brackets
After moving to a new house, you may be considering mounting the TV on a wall to utilise the space more effectively. Another good reason would be to make it easy and convenient with adjustable screen features. However, there are a few important factors to consider before wall-mounting your TV.
Related Electronic Devices, Space and Weight
Do you have adequate space to accommodate other devices (DVD/Blu-Ray and/or Video players, games consoles, cable/satellite boxes, etc.) within easy reach of your TV’s in/out ports?
If your wall is able to bear the weight of your TV, installing floating shelves or a bookcase (with holes drilled in the back to allow for leads to be threaded through) below the TV is one way to solve this problem.
If wall-mounting your TV/shelving on a drywall, find studs to anchor your screws. Do not be tempted to use drywall anchors, as the weight of even the lightest TV is too heavy.
Are there trailing leads?
Having even a single lead trail down or across your wall (depending on where your nearest power outlet happens to be) is not only unsightly, it could be dangerous too, especially to a child or pet.
You can prevent trailing leads by getting a professional to:
* Install your leads inside the wall
* Install a power outlet next to/behind the TV
* Install a cable cover to hide/protect the leads
Can you quickly and easily access in/out ports in case you want to replace existing devices attached to it or add new ones?
If the ports are at the back of the TV, a wall mount you can slide away from the wall will prevent you having to ‘unmount’ your TV every time you need to access the ports.
Viewing Angle - Can you adjust your TV?
If you like to adjust the angle of your TV for more comfortability or to prevent unpleasant sun glare, you should consider purchasing an adjustable wall-mount.
To conclude, do you have the necessary tools (stud finder, drill, a drill bit matching the size of your wall plugs/screws and a screwdriver) and expertise to safely mount your TV?
Help with Wall-Mounting Your TV
If you lack the necessary tools or simply cannot face having to deal with wall-mounting your TV, and prefer a professional job, our reliable handyman can attend to your needs to complete the task like a good move and most importantly with a good mood.