Sometimes all you need is a spark, a stimulant to really get you going. When it comes to doing out your living room you can really choose to improve it, by buying a TV wall bracket to mount your state-of-the-art television.
The advantages of installing your LCD or plasma TV using wall mounts are endless. Not only do they make the place look better, by making it appear less cluttered, but also increasing its functionality and utilisation of the space.
Now you have gone ahead with this purchase and have installed the TV on the wall using this solution, you don’t need to stop there. This has hopefully given you the encouragement to redesign the rest of the room and make sure your furniture arrangement enables you to make the most out of your flat panel TV.
There are a number of ways you can do this and during the rest of this article and the next, we will be considering some of these options.
Concealing the wires and cables
Whether you have gone for a modern style of room or a traditional one, you still would not want all the connectors linking all your electronic equipment to be on show for all your visitors to see.
In addition to this, if you have young children or pets, they can easily cause havoc with your devices, so it is worth considering solutions which relate to the hiding of these wires.
One method you might wish to try is to use conceal them behind decorations or the wall bracket itself.
The great things about these TV wall mounts is that there are many different kinds available to buy, so you can select the one with the features that best match your requirements.
Should you not really need much in the way of flexibility then you might want to opt for fixed TV wall brackets, which install the television in the one place and do not allow it to be moved and adjusted.
This may not be ideal for every situation, but you need to get the bracket that suits your type and model of television.
When you do not have that much space to work with, such as within a really small bedroom, which may only have enough room for a bed, chest of drawers and a few other scaled down items of furniture, you might be considering how to position your TV.
If you have a 20”-26” TV for this room then this would be just perfect as the screen itself would not take up too much space and you could find somewhere on the wall where it can be mounted.
The position of your bed and whether you need to tilt the angle of the TV at all will determine if tilt TV brackets are required, or if you want to go for cantilever brackets for the greatest amount of flexibility.
It is recommended that even in small rooms you still try to place the television the optimum distance away from where you will be watching the screen.
TV brackets are devices for your television which can prove to be really useful. They are widely used in homes by people who wish to get the best possible angle for their TV and ensure it is mounted at height. You will also see them in commercial premises and public places such as railway stations and hospitals.
As well as options for installing flat panel televisions on the wall or ceiling, you can also choose to mount other electronic equipment as it can be kept safe and secure. Solutions such as these are great as will keep your expensive technology out of reach.
Whether it is because of the threat posed by theft, or to reduce the risk of damage, TV brackets are available for many reasons and can be bought in a variety of formats.
The most commonly found TV brackets are fixed TV mounts, which provide little in the way of flexibility. However, this economical solution is perfect for those who are quite happy to have their display in the one place and they have no need to move it around to suit different seating positions.
Tilt TV brackets do just as their name suggests. When you require the flexibility of tilting your television to adjust to the angle at which the TV is mounted, these are a useful choice.
When it comes to your LCD or plasma TV, you may wish to have even more in the way of adjustability. In this case you should consider getting cantilever TV brackets for optimum flexibility.
If you want to ensure that your home is a safe place for your family to live in, then you have to make an assessment of all the potential dangers in every room.
This is even more necessary when you have really small children as it is a known fact that they like to explore places they know they shouldn’t and climb on furniture. Sometimes this isn’t going to be a huge problem, but when heavy items are involved, you need to be very careful.
In order to safeguard your home in terms of the electronic equipment you have installed in the living room or conservatory areas, you should seriously consider the following safety tips:
• Make sure that furniture is anchored to the floor or wall, as appropriate.
• Place your LCD or plasma television set on a low base which is very sturdy, and try to keep it out of the way of children.
• Or even better, buy a suitable TV bracket and mount the television on the wall. This keeps your TV at height and away from the reach of children.
• Keep toys, the remote control and other things which children might be attracted to away from furniture or TV stands (if you opt for this method of TV installation).
• Keep the cables linking all your electronic equipment away from where children might try and get to it.
• Anti-tip brackets can be used on any free-standing stoves and kitchen ranges.
• Finally, your children should be supervised as much as possible.
It is widely known that young children enjoy climbing on furniture. But when the furniture is being used to support your TV, this is where safety becomes an increasingly important issue.
When you decide to place your flat screen TV on a table or TV stand, you are running the risk of it falling off and being damaged – or far worse, injuring your child or pet.
In the United States, research has been carried out showing that a high proportion of child fatalities are caused by falling televisions.
Some types of furniture are simply not made for the placement of modern TVs, so having this equipment unsecure on them could have severe consequences for a family.
The steps you take to avoid these kinds of scenarios needn’t cost a bomb either. There are plenty of low-cost options you can go for to ensure those living in your home are kept safe from these types of dangers.
One way you can achieve this is to anchor the TV down, but this is not always the most visual friendly solution for this issue. It might help to prevent the TV tipping over, but it might not be the most effective means of rectifying the situation.
Another thing you could try, which is much more space-saving and makes the room look better is to use TV brackets. These mounts keep the TV out of the way of kids and give you more room to work with.
So don’t mess about when it comes to the safety of your family and go for effective TV brackets.
Any parent should know that the room occupied by their teenage offspring is somewhere sacred, a place where they require permission in order to enter into this space.
If you have been tasked with putting up your son or daughter’s new flat screen television and have to decide the best position for it, you should bear in mind the following points.
Most teenagers decorate their room as they please, putting up all kinds of posters and photos of their favourite music artists and idols. This means that there might not be much space to work with, but if they really want to be able to watch all their favourite shows, you need to find a solution.
Any brick and stud wall can be the ideal spot to mount this TV on the wall, somewhere where your child can get to see the screen from their bed or chair positioned close by.
It is necessary to get the most suited form of wall brackets when going through with this installation as certain types are designed for particular makes and models of TV. You need to ensure you have the right one for the screen size and one which provides the degree of flexibility you require in terms of moving and adjusting the angle of the display.
These are all relevant factors which need to be mulled over when looking to carry out this task. Get someone to help you with lifting the TV as it is not really a one-man job.
The style of bedroom your go for will depend on your preferences and how you like to make the best use of the space you have available. If you are planning a room design for a child, then this will obviously contain different furniture and décor than an adult would go for.
When it comes to the bedroom, it is often said that this is the place where humans spend most of their lives, so it is quite understandable that people want to take their time thinking about where things should go.
The bed itself is going to be a major concern during this process, and again, the positioning will depend on the type of bed you have and its size. The shape of the room also plays a part in this as you will have to position it in a way which best utilises the space.
Once you have considered your storage facilities like a wardrobe and other essential furniture items, you might wish to turn to the electronic equipment you will be setting up here, so you can watch some late night TV, or enjoy a film.
To achieve this you need to position the television in the right place and if you have a flat panel TV like a plasma or LCD model, you can mount it on one of your free walls using TV wall brackets. These mounts can be chosen in adjustable versions, so they can be moved around to suit your optimum viewing angle.
When you are looking to purchase one of the latest plasma flat screen TVs, you will notice that they are available in a wide range of screen sizes. With these generally larger models, they usually go from 37” and higher, irrespective of the manufacturer.
At the other end of the scale, you might wish to consider the state-of-the-art 103” version which is the biggest plasma you will find on the market. Whichever screen size you opt for will depend on a number of factors.
It all boils down to the space you have free and the amount of money you can put towards this investment. Will you be using this TV a lot, or are you only in on the occasional evening? These are the sorts of questions you will have to ask yourself.
To really bring the cinema experience to your home, you need to go for the biggest screen your budget can afford, while taking into account the room where the TV is to be installed.
For smaller screens, you might want to go with the liquid crystal diode technology and opt for a cost-effective LCD TV, with models starting at the lower end of 10”.
Value can be found in some sizes of screen, but you will need to look around very carefully to get the best deal.
When it comes to selecting your TV brackets, you can get these in various sizes too, and can choose one which fits the size of TV you have just bought.
Since the introduction of LED LCD TVs, the debate whether plasma TVs are better value for money than their LCD equivalent has again been reignited. The categories have been brought closer by the simple fact that LCDs are now closer in price to plasma TVs and LEDs are at the higher level of their market.
For your viewing pleasure you may be wondering which screen gives you the best value for money in terms of the size you are paying for. Although these two technologies are similar in output, the way they work in delivering images to the viewer are completely different.
LCD TVs and plasmas are now more easily available in large sizes, but plasma TVs are still the biggest by a long way. This is demonstrated by the fact that manufacturers LG and Pioneer offer 61” models, while Panasonic have produced a huge 65” plasma.
These screens may be massive but their screen image is still very reliable, so plasmas are still the one to beat when it comes to value against the capabilities of the set.
This does not mean that LED LCDs are not catching up, as you can now get top quality models at reasonable prices.
If you want to ensure the best value on your mounting choice, then buy your TV brackets online as you can make great savings by doing it this way. The accessory can be delivered within a day or two and you can install your new TV safely on the wall.
In the past there was not really much choice when it came to purchasing your electrical goods and accessories. Hardware was generally bought from an electrical store on the High Street and you probably just had two or three different options to go for.
Nowadays, with most of our shopping done online, at least you have a selection dilemma. If you really want your new television right now, you can still choose to go to a physical shop and buy it there and then. The price may not be as attractive but at least you get what you want, when you want it.
If you are a bit less impulsive than that and like to do more research before you commit your cash to this new splurge, you can check out the various deals offered online; at least to get a general idea on pricing and what models have received favourable reviews on the tech websites.
You may or may not be bothered about going for one of the major brands and selecting their latest plasma, LED or LCD model. If you aren’t then you can just see what tech specs you can get for your budget and determine whether it is more prudent to order it online or pick up from a store. There are pros and cons to both.
One thing which is best done online, however, is ordering your TV bracket to mount the device on the wall. This is because you can have it delivered within a couple of days and benefit from a top quality mount, at an incredibly low price.