Step 1: Select the LocationDo a thoughtful survey of your apartment and mark the optimal hanging place. Notice the seating arrangement around the space, the availability of electric sockets, and whether the TV will face any glare from any lighting fixture in the room. At or slightly above eye level, the position is considered the best viewing position.
Step 2: Pick the Ideal Wall MountFlat-Screen TVs have pre-packaged installation kits that are optimal for that particular model. If yours didn’t come with it, you could get one from a hardware or electronics store. When buying a TV wall mount, ensure it is the correct length and can handle the weight of your TV set.
An incorrect or wrongly sized bracket may break free from the wall and drop your TV, causing a huge financial loss in the process. You can also choose between movable and fixed wall brackets.
Step 3: Mark the Points for Wall StudsNever trust the drywall to hold the bracket and TV on its own. The weight will be too much for it to handle. Use wall studs and attach the bracket securely onto them while installing your TV.
Step 4: Label the Bracket Holes Place your mount on the wall and straighten it with a level. Use a pencil to mark drill holes where you intend to connect the mount with the wall.
Step 5: Drill the HolesUse a power drill to drill holes in your studs. Using a slightly smaller drill bit than the screws is recommended to make perfect-sized holes.
Step 6: Mount the TV Bracket on the WallMount the bracket using available hardware in the kit. Check its level after fixing it to the wall.
Step 7: Install the Rest of the Bracket on your TVLay your TV face down on a soft and smooth surface to protect it from scratches. Mount the other half of the bracket on the back of the TV, as explained in your TV’s installation guidebook.
Step 8: Connect Both BracketsYour friend is going to come in handy at this stage. Take his help in picking up the TV and mounting it on the wall by connecting both bracket halves.
Step 9: Hide the Messy CablesGive your room an organized appearance by investing in a power conditioner or a power strip to fit all the cables from your TV, speakers, and internet device in one place.
ConclusionMounting a TV in an apartment saves essential space by not requiring the tenants to buy furniture for setting it on. Not just this, it also enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home. However, before picking up that drill, be sure to read and follow any restrictions set by your landlord.