If you’re looking to free up space in your home with a little more table or floor space, then a TV wall mount is probably just what you’re looking for. Typically, a wall mount kit will come with two mounting arms that attach to the back of your TV and a bracket plate that attaches to the wall behind it. The mounting arms lock into the bracket plate and your TV will be secured to the wall.
The trick to getting the best fit is to purchase a wall mount made by the same manufacturer as your television. To make the room look the best, you can also look in to concealing the power cords and cables with Wiremold Cord Covers.
A TV Wall Mount isn’t a huge project, and more than likely you’ll be able to do it yourself. It is a tad bit tricky though, so make sure you do your research and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to be safe. If your home has metal studs instead of wood, mounting your TV may not be an option. Most metal studs can’t support the weight of a TV and you’ll end up with severely damaged walls.
As with most home improvement projects, make sure you have a couple of helpers handy. You may not need them the whole time, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. You’ll definitely want (if not need) a few extra hands when it comes time to lift that expensive TV up and connect all the parts.
In addition to making sure you have the manufacturer’s instructions handy and the wall mount kit ready to assemble, you’ll need the following tools to ensure the project goes as smooth as it can.
- Tape Measure
- Stud finder
- Power drill and bits
- Socket Wrench
If everything is in order before you start, the project should go smoothly and before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful wall mounted TV, leaving your floor and tables free from clutter.