Mobile homes can be a great way to save money, rather than buying a new home. Because they are modular, and built in a factory, they’ll cost a lot less than hiring a building company. However, this doesn’t mean that you will need to sacrifice the luxuries of being in a home. This includes a lounge room, where you can watch your favorite television programs after a busy day at work.
While you could have the television sitting on a table, I prefer to use a TV mount. This will let you attach it to the wall. This will let you find the perfect height and placement, for the optimal viewing experience. Let’s look at how you can install a TV mount in your mobile home.
Pick The Right Mount
The first thing that you’ll need to do is to select the right television mount. The best one will depend on a range of factors. First, you’ll want to make sure that the mount will be able to cope with the weight of the TV. If it’s too heavy, there’s a risk that the weight might rip the television from the wall. How much weight the mount can hold can be found in the manufacturer’s product specifications.
The next thing that you’ll need to think about is the type of features that you want to include. For example, some people like the ability to tilt the television. This allows you to form the perfect viewing angle. In other cases, you might want the ability to rotate the TV. Finally, you’ll want to think about the price, finding something that’s in your budget. It can often pay to shop around. Look at multiple wall mounts before deciding which one will suit you the most.
Find The Right Space To Mount The TV
The next step is deciding where you are going to put the television on your mobile home. In some cases, you might already have a wall picked out. In other cases, you might need to think about the way the room will look once it’s installed. If you’re trying to plan where you’re putting the TV, there are a few things to think about. First, try to place where the TV won’t be in the sun. This will reduce the screen glare and make the image easier to see. It’s also a good idea to pick something close to a power point.
Find The Studs
The wall material alone won’t be strong enough to support the weight of a television. Because of this, you’ll need to attach the mount to a stud. These are the supporting beams inside the walls. They will be strong enough to take the weight of the television. This ensures that it won’t fall off.
To locate the structural beams, you’ll need to use a stud finder. These can be purchased from most hardware stores. You’ll need to hold this device against the wall and move slowly. When it detects a stud, it will light up and make a noise. This tells you that you’ll be able to attach the mount to this part of the wall. Depending on the size of the television, you might need to use two studs. This will ensure that the weight will be evenly distributed. This video gives you a quick guide on how you can use a stud finder:
Drill Pilot Hole
Once you’ve found the stud, you’ll need to drill a pilot hole. This should be done at the same height as the screws. There are a few reasons why this is a good idea. First, it will ensure that you don’t split the support beam when you drill in the screw. It will also make it easier for the screw to go into the hole. When you’re drilling a pilot hole, make sure the bit you’re using is smaller than the screw. You’ll need to drill a pilot hole for each screw that you want to insert.
Attach The Mounting Bracket To The Wall
Now you can begin attaching the bracket to the wall. In most cases, the mount will come with screws, which you’ll need to use to attach it securely to the studs. As you’re doing this, make sure that the bracket has been attached straight. You might want to test it with a bubble leveler, adjusting it if necessary.
When the bracket has been attached, you’ll be able to put the TV into the mount. The mounting plate instructions will give details about how you can do this. After the TV is attached, wait for a few moments, to check that the mounting bracket can deal with its weight.
Plug It In And Enjoy
Once the television has been attached to the mounting bracket, it’s time to plug it in. Check that it works properly. If you want to, attach a soundbar or add any other external devices. Once you have finished getting the TV setup, it’s time to clear up the area. Make sure that all the cords are out of the way. You might want to connect them with zip ties. This will ensure that they don’t get tangled. It also ensures that you won’t accidentally step on them and pull the TV off the wall.
If you want to take things to the next level, you might want to use a racetrack covering. This is a hollow tube that you can put your cords into. You then screw this tube onto the wall. This can be a good idea if you have small pets or dogs who might accidentally pull at the cords. You should be able to find these kinds of coverings at most hardware stores.
Relaxing in front of the TV is my idea of the perfect end of the day. As long as you follow these simple steps, you’ll be able to attach a TV mount safely to the walls of a mobile home. So, try tackling this project this weekend.