Tips For TV Wall Mounting

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How to wall mount a TV

With Black Friday and the Holiday season now past, many of us have purchased or received new TVs. With the recent jumps in technology, spectacular, massive 4K TVs are now more affordable than ever. Many TV owners want to mount their new TV on the wall. Wall mounting TVs creates a clean, professional look; clearing up space below and making your living area stand out. While this look is highly desirable, mounting a TV is easier said than done. If you’re the do-it-yourself type, here are few tips to help you when mounting a TV.

Where Should The TV Go?

How high up the wall do you want your new TV? Should it be centered vertically? What about horizontally? One simple way to do this is by creating a light outline of your tv on the wall using a pencil. Measuring from the ground up, you can create a visual outline of your new TV, allowing you to mark a mounting template easily. You can also use painters tape if you don’t want to hassle with erasing pencil marks. Use a level to ensure the mounting frame template you created is even and move on to the next step.

Wall Mount & TV Mounting Plate

Start by installing the TV mounting plate to the back of your television using provided hardware. Ensure the hardware is firmly secured to the TV before attempting to mount. Now, use a stud finder and locate studs within your TVs outline on the wall. With studs marked, follow the instructions provided to secure the wall mount to the studs. Be Sure to use a level when drilling your pilot holes. You don’t want to be tilting your head to watch TV.

Buy Longer Cables

You’ve secured the wall mount and it’s level. The TV mount is firmly attached and good to go. So what about the cables? Having multiple cables hanging down the wall from your brand new TV just doesn’t look right. To fix this, go about half a foot inside the stud and run the stud finder down the wall to determine if there will be any obstructions for the cables. Drill the holes in your wall and feed the cables through. I recommend buying cables longer than you need. This gives you some slack to use when making adjustments or changing equipment.

With these tips you can mount just about any TV. If this idea seems nice, but something you’d rather not attempt, I would love the opportunity to see how I can help. Fill out the job cost estimate form to get started.

How To Hang Multiple Pictures Evenly

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Decorate your home—perfectly

Have you ever been in a friend’s house and noticed something a little off with the photos hanging on their wall? No, not their weird looking uncle in the family picture. I’m talking about their picture frames being off balance. No matter what you do to ignore it, once you see the crooked frame, it distracts from all the other decorating efforts. Hanging multiple photos or decorations in a row has been a popular trend for years, so making sure your decorations are lined up correctly can really make them pop.

If you want to hang multiple picture frames in a row, you can follow these steps to make the process a bit easier:

  • Make sure to take your time deciding where the first frame will go. Ensuring the first picture is placed exactly where you want it helps when hanging the rest of your frames.
  • Pictures look best at eye level. For most, this is around 5’8” off the ground. Although height preferences vary from person to person, picking a starting point for your picture height will help when hanging multiple frames. Measure from the floor up so you remain accurate with other measurements. This also applies when staggering pictures at varying heights. Use floor measurement for reference.
  • If you’re hanging frames from wire, the length of wire being used will determine how much height adjustment needs to be made for frames to line up. Don’t forget to calculate additional height wires add to the picture frames.
  • After you’ve picked the desired frame height, mark a spot on the wall using some tape or a pencil. Tape won’t scratch up your wall or potentially leave a mark, but most pencil markings can be erased.
  • Once the first picture has been correctly hung, measure and mark on the wall where you want the remaining frames to be. Don’t forget to measure horizontal distance from frame to frame so the pictures are evenly spaced. Each case will be unique because of surrounding furniture or lighting.

Depending on what is below your pictures, it can be difficult to determine how high your frames need to be hung. Don’t fret, just remember to take your time with the first picture and determine where you want to go from there. If you like how the first picture looks the rest will be much easier. Take into consideration how your frames will look above a couch, next to a window, or beside a lamp. Along with your personal preference, frame surroundings determine what will look the best on your wall.

If you’ve tried to hang up pictures evenly but can’t get it quite right, fill out a work estimate form and I’d be glad to help you with that problem.