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Should I Install My TV Above the Fireplace?

Mantel Mounts & Hidden Technology Make the Most of an Audio Video Installation

There’s something so aesthetically pleasing about installing your TV above the fireplace. It looks neat, organized, and ties your décor together into an inviting atmosphere. But depending on the height and dimensions of your fireplace, it may be uncomfortable to crane your neck upwards to watch your favorite shows and movies above the fire. And while convenient, you might not always like the appearance of a large, black rectangle in your living room when the screen is off.

Luckily, we have the technology to address this and more. Continue reading to learn how mantel mounts and hidden technology can make the most of your space, making your audio video installation blend seamlessly with your Northbrook, IL home.

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How to Use Mantel Mounts Above Your Fireplace

If you’d like to install your TV above the fireplace or other furniture, you’ll want a screen that can be mounted flat to the wall. But if your fireplace mantel has artwork or picture frames on it, or if it already is as tall as your vision line, that means the display is going to be too high for comfortable viewing.  

To counter this, a mantel mount lets you pull down the screen to swivel in any angle. You’ll want the center of the screen to be at the height of your eyes and to keep your head in a neutral position. Mounts can be pulled down manually by a single hand, or automatically with a motor and remote. Mantel mounts can even be connected to your home automation system, accessed through an app or remote control like those from  Control4.

Without a mantel mount, you'll need to make sure that your couch is far enough from the fireplace and, ideally, allows you to rest your head while looking upwards. The only room in your house where a mantel mount may not be necessary is in the bedroom, as you’ll be lying down to view the display.

 

Blend in Your Décor with a Samsung Frame TV 

A TV sure looks stylish swiveling from above your fireplace. But what about when it’s turned off? Enhance your home’s interior design with a Samsung Frame TV that turns into a piece of artwork when you aren’t watching anything. You’ll maintain the classic parlor room appearance with artwork above the fire but can conveniently use the space to kick back and visit the world of sports or cinema. Now you’ll have a beautiful living space that is just as functional as it is inviting.

 

 

Ready for a home audio video installation in Northbrook or surrounding towns? Avidia is here to help. Contact us here to discuss your project and get started.

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