Q: We are huge sports and movie fans. What are some clever ways and locations we can incorporate TVs into our home?
A: Gone are the days when televisions were limited to a couch-front spot in the living room. Homeowners are now putting TV sets in numerous places around the house. Using a little foresight and planning, you can incorporate TVs into any room you like. You’ll never have to worry about missing your favorite show or sporting event again if you get a little inventive about where you install the TVs in your home.
If you are thinking about installing new television, think about the places in your home where you spend the most time. Whether it’s the living room, workout room, bedroom or home office, the most convenient place to put a TV is a room that is frequently used.
Many homeowners allow a room’s furniture placement to dictate where their televisions will be set up. Using this method is understandable, but it might not be the best way to find the optimal spot for a television. Consider sun patterns so you won’t be constantly irritated by glare on the screen. You will want to pay attention to the acoustics of the area as well. Echoes or muffled sound can interfere with your viewing experience. In some cases, I would suggest moving the furniture around the television placement instead of the other way around.