For someone who has almost exclusively lived in small apartments, it’s surprising to me that I decided to mount my TV once I moved into the biggest of them all.
Mounting a TV to the wall is simpler than it looks. You don’t need a lot of heavy-duty equipment or power tools (just a drill and probably a level) and it doesn’t take a lot of planning to get it done. The advantage of mounting your TV is freeing up space for storage or sound bars that are better suited for the top of your TV stand.
VideoSecu TV Wall Mount
It allows a full range of motion (even if I don’t use it) because of its articulating extension arm, and it keeps me from having to add another piece of furniture to a smallish bedroom. It comes with its own level for making sure I didn’t end up with a cockeyed screen, which was a godsend. And since I don’t have a cable box in the bedroom, I got a small, unobtrusive shelf for the Apple TV and a cover to hide the cords. I’m set, golden, hunky-dory.
There’s a lot to consider when it comes to mounting your TV, but if you’ve been considering it, this is your kick in the butt. Mounts come in all different sizes so you can make sure it’s the right one for your TV and there are have options for swivel or static (always go swivel, just in case you need to point it in a different direction).
ECHOGEAR Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount
Bigger TVs require bigger hardware. This option can hold up to 70” of a TV screen, with a full swivel and it sits only 2.6” from the wall when it's fully in.
AmazonBasics Heavy-Duty Tilting TV Wall Mount
If you don’t need all the bells and whistles, this heavy-duty wall mount holds up to an 80” TV and tilts 18 degrees for the optimum viewing angle. It has a built-in level for easy installing and quick-release pull-tabs so there’s no need for extra tools to secure the TV.
It’s about time we all lifted our TVs up off of the dredges of a media unit and onto a wall. You (probably) spent a lot of money on that high-end TV that makes your Netflix binge look like a piece of art, and you should treat it as such.
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