How To Wall Mount a TV
Give your living room a practical and chic upgrade
Mounted TVs are all the rage these days. Not only do they add space to your living room or bedroom, but they also help to create a very modern, chic aesthetic. Minimal, stylish, and practical! A mounted TV has it all. Best of all, this upgrade is very cheap and simple to do, as long as you're careful. Check out this video we've made on the process, or take a look at our written guide below:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 Toggle Bolts and Washers
- Drill with Various Drill Bits
- Tape Measure
- TV Mount
- Your TV (of course!)
Here’s the process:
Measure the height at which you want your TV to sit and mark it on the wall.
2. Mark Bolt Placement
Line your TV mount up with the mark you’ve made and, using the level, make marks for the holes you’ll be drilling.
3. Drill Pilot Holes
Using a pre-drill bit that’s large enough to fit your toggle bolts, drill pilot holes where the bolts will eventually go.
4. Attach Bolts to TV
Attach the pilot bolts to your TV mount so they will align with your wall’s pilot holes.
5. Attach Bolts to Pilot Holes
Insert the toggle bolts into the pilot holes and ensure they’ve opened inside.
6. Tighten Middle Bolt
Using your drill, tighten the middle bolt.
7. Double Check Level
Before you tighten the other two toggle bottles, ensure that your mount is sitting level.
8. Attach Mount
Attach the mount brackets to the back of your TV.
9. Remove Feet From TV (if applicable)
If your TV has feet on it, remove them before you mount it to the wall.
10. Secure TV to Wall
Align the top brackets with the top of the wall mount, then secure the bottom bracket.
And that's it! Now sit back and enjoy your newly mounted TV. Have fun watching, and visit Fix.com for any parts or DIY you may need for this or future projects.