Whether to save space or for a better viewing experience, many people opt to mount their flat-screen televisions on walls. If the desired room lacks the wall surface space for a flat screen, the option of mounting the television in a corner can provide a solution. Mounting a television in a corner requires a specific type of mounting kit, some research and special precautions to ensure the television is safely secured to the wall and in an effective location.
Things You'll Need
- Corner bracket mounts
- Stud finder
Purchase a corner mounting kit for a flat-screen television. Most television manufacturers have kits specifically designed for their televisions, but generic kits can also be purchased from department and hardware stores. It is important to purchase a kit that is created for corner mounting. The brackets in these kits are shaped to fit corners and therefore are different from regular wall mounting brackets.
Locate the studs inside the two walls of the desired corner. Stud beams are the only wall beams strong enough to safely hold the mounting kit for the television. Place the stud finder against each adjoining wall and slowly move it back and forth until it locates the studs. Mark the two locations with a pencil.
Drill the holes for the mounting kit per the kit guidelines and install the mounting brackets. Use a level or tape measure to make sure the brackets are placed at the same height. Skipping this step can cause the television to hang at an angle, which is both aesthetically displeasing and could cause the television to slide out of the mounting brackets.
To hide the cables hanging from the back of the television, several options are available. One option is to drill small holes in the drywall--one directly behind the television, the other next to the outlet--and run the cables down through the top hole and out the bottom hole. Another option is to install an outlet behind the television.
Tips & Warnings
- Test each corner of the room for the best corner to place the television. A large piece of shiny poster board can be substituted for the television to test for glare and determine how high up the wall the television should be placed.
- Do not sit under the corner-mounted television.
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