It seems everyone is keen on placing their TVs above their fireplace mantel ever since the invention of flatscreens. The combination of fire and tech is not always a good idea, but if you are also thinking about this plan, consider these suggestions:
Get a TV mount that can be tilted
Most do not realise how high up the TV would be once it is mounted and it could be above the recommended eye-level which could create a not so pleasing TV time for you. Placing a TV mount with tilting capability will allow you to tilt the screen a bit downward and place it back to its original position once the TV is not in use.
Blend the television with the room
The television plays a very crucial part in every room and in most cases, it becomes a focal part of that space. With the combination of a luxury fireplace together with some nick-nacks such as adding a bookshelf, paint, and the likes will create a better aesthetic to the wall. Check this modern fireplace made specifically by Modus Fireplaces.
If it is not meant to be, then don’t do it
Some owners just naturally want a TV above a fireplace just because they want it and not because it matches the décor. But sometimes, you naturally cannot force the two to co-exist. If the fireplace can stand on its own even without the TV, then just let it be. There are still a lot of places in your house where you can have a wall mounted television.
Create a plan
Better have a quick checklist of the things you are going to use such as the mounting equipment, power allocation, wire management, sound equipment and the TV itself. If you are planning to place speakers, you need to have a longer checklist since your job will be more complicated. Like any other tasks that you might have, better plan this ahead of time before doing the task or else you may encounter a lot of bumps down the road.
Make sure to check in with a luxury fireplace installer
Since TV and fireplace don’t actually mix together. It is recommended that you check with professional installers such as Modus Fireplaces about your ideas of having a TV above the fireplace as they have new options that can protect your television from the heat of the fire. Gone are the days when you can’t even imagine these two could be together as new designs have come up that will just give you the options.
Modus Fireplaces has been in the industry of producing bespoke fireplaces and providing luxury designer fireplaces for homes and hotels in the UK. Together with Europe’s top manufacturers, we are able to provide clients with great and unsurpassed collection of unique fireplaces. We know that most of their clients have different needs, which is why we will work on site and directly with them to achieve in creating that impressible fireplace.
November 6, 2018