Many houses have rooms where the main activity is watching television. The time has gone when all people needed were a pair of rabbit ears and an outlet to place the TV. Now the latest innovations like DVD players, CDs, cables, satellites, game consoles, stereo systems and computer networks can all communicate with your TV set. Therefore, it is quite advisable to prepare your TV room for the new devices that are becoming commonplace.
A Top Notch TV Room
Whether you are remodeling your existing TV room or planning to build the new one, following tips will always be helpful for you.
The Use of TV
Almost all the members of the family use the TV room commonly and chances are that everyone is not pleased with every device present around the TV. Therefore, you need to take suggestion from all the members about what devices will be used with the TV and how they will be wired and controlled (e.g. by remote or wired or wireless joysticks). This information will also be helpful for you to plane your storage and electrical power needs.
It is a sensational idea to place your television relative to the windows in the room. There is nothing wrong in pulling the blinds or curtains slightly but if even if the small amount of light manages to leak around the sides of the television, it will create strong glare on the screen.
The Eye Level
Sometimes the TV rooms also have the fireplaces making it two focal points in the rooms for you to manage. Some people resolve this issue by placing the television on the fireplace but this makes the viewing angle extremely steep. You always need to place your TV adjacent to the fireplace at an eyelevel when you are sitting on the couch for ease and comfort. In order to adorn the fireplace, you can use many options like hanging beautiful canvas printing above the fireplace.
Wood Blockings for Mounting
If you are planning to mount the television on the wall, you need to clear at least that portion of the wall for the television set. Furthermore, it is always better to install solid wood blockings if you want to mount anything on the wall but it is mandatory for items as expensive as televisions.
Look for Flexibility
In modern world, technology is changing with every passing day and you often have to update your system. Therefore, it is quite wise to things flexible while installation to accommodate new devices and wires without any hassle if you need them in future.
If you want to hide the television from the view when not in use, you can use things like screens to accomplish the task. In this regard, pocket door hardware allows the screen to move back and forth and is available from most of the hardware stores. Furthermore, you can also hide the track by installing the trims that hangs down far enough from the front face. In order to add some more drama, you can also adorn surrounding walls by decoration items like photo to canvas.