Your place may be a rental, but it’s still your home, and you want it to be as stylish and comfortable as possible. Often that means mounting your TV on the wall, especially since many apartments are short on space. Wall mounting is convenient. And it can greatly improve your viewing experience.
But before you get out the drill and screwdriver, it’s important to get the go-ahead from your landlord. Here are some expert tips from Go Mounting, a TV mounting company, on how to mount a TV in an apartment.
Check your lease
Take a look at your lease, it spells out what is OK and what is not when it comes to tenant apartment mods. It may not specifically mention TV mounts, but it undoubtedly notes that you will be responsible for patching any holes you have made in the drywall.
Talk to your landlord
Talk to your landlord and reassure them that mounting a TV is simple and easy. And you fully intend to patch any holes you make, including repairing holes created if you decide to take the TV mount with you when you move.
Consider the type of wall
In an apartment, you may be dealing with drywall or plaster walls, which can be more fragile than wood walls. It’s important to choose the right type of mount and hardware for your wall type.
Just like in a house, you’ll need to locate the studs in the wall to mount your TV. However, in an apartment, the studs may be harder to find. A stud finder is a must-have tool for this task.
If you can’t find studs or your wall type doesn’t allow for drilling into studs, you may need to use anchors to mount your TV. Make sure to use the appropriate anchors for your wall type and weight of the TV.
If mounting the TV in your apartment just won’t work, consider a SANUS swivel base. Even though you’re setting your TV on a shelf or a piece of furniture, you’ll still have the benefits of a mounted TV, like glare reduction and visibility from almost any viewing angle.
Hire a Professional
If all above steps sounds a bit complicated or if you don’t feel comfortable with the process, don’t hesitate to hire a professional TV mounting service like Go Mounting. Our team has the experience and knowledge to safely mount your TV in an apartment, no matter the type of wall or location of studs.
Whether mounting a TV is an option or not based on your lease, you have options when it comes to getting the best TV setup in your apartment. Remember to always check with your landlord and make sure to have a plan for patching any holes. Go Mounting is always here to help with any TV mounting needs, no matter where you live.