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Wall mounted TV!

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kittylester Tue 05-Sep-17 18:56:43

I've thrown my toys out of the pram and decided that I want a TV that I can watch in the kitchen rather than the tucked away one I currently watch.

Any dos and donts? I'm usually in the kitchen but we sit around in there quite a lot.

LadyGracie Tue 05-Sep-17 19:10:36

It's nice to have a tv in the kitchen/diner, ours is wall mounted so I can clearly see it whilst preparing a meal or cooking and when I'm in the conservatory.

phoenix Tue 05-Sep-17 19:29:39

When you say "tucked away" kitty do you mean one of those fold down ones, that sort of store under the over counter cupboards?

Iam64 Tue 05-Sep-17 19:30:28

We had a small tv put on the wall when we extended the kitchen area a few years ago. I still listen to Radio 4 and I've never put that tv on. I save TV for when I'm sitting down in the evening. Daft I know.

cornergran Tue 05-Sep-17 19:58:58

Had one in the kitchen in the last house, it passed the time nicely. Looked neat and tidy. Can I put in a plea to think carefully if anyone is contemplating wall mounting a tv on a party wall. Our neighbour has done so and we discovered that sound travels through the party wall beautifully. Otherwise I think they are a good plan, especially in a kitchen. Go for it kitty.

phoenix Tue 05-Sep-17 21:04:57

Iam not daft at all, we have only 1 tv, in the sitting room. I too am a Radio 4 fan, don't put the tv on until I go through to the sitting room round about 7.30 pm, but each to their own!

kittylester Tue 05-Sep-17 21:15:10

I watch Breakfast in the morning but what I really like is Pointless and the news at 6pm. But tvs now play the radio!

Moocow Tue 05-Sep-17 21:30:58

Wall mounted tvs on party walls should definitely be illegal! Sorry, just had to say.

phoenix Tue 05-Sep-17 22:21:57

But kitty, please can you answer my question, as I'm still not sure which type you are asking about!

cornergran Tue 05-Sep-17 22:23:33

Oh how I agree moocow.

Ailsa43 Wed 06-Sep-17 00:01:43

Talking of Wall mounted TV's I'd love to have one on the wall... not a party wall, my house is detached..but the walls are made of solid brick, really hard brick where it's extremely difficult to even hammer a nail in.. Can anyone tell me an easy way to drill brackets into a hard solid brick wall so I can have the TV on it

NanaMacGeek Wed 06-Sep-17 00:08:47

I have a small wall mounted white Samsung TV in my kitchen and wouldn't be without it. I have a kitchen island that I can sit at and prepare food while watching the TV (or listening to the radio on the TV) and, if eating alone, I can watch the kitchen TV too. I sometimes move my Roku (turns a TV into a smart one) from the living room TV to the kitchen and catch up or watch Netflix.

Only 'don'ts' I can think of are don't site it where you are likely to stand pots and pans in front of it and keep it far away from working and washing up areas, otherwise hot gravy splashes are quite hard to wipe off the softer screens!

Also, you will need power points and consider how you are going to get an aerial to it, otherwise you will have to consider other streaming solutions.

Norah Wed 06-Sep-17 00:14:50

Ailsa43, Special drill bit for bricks, concrete, slate.

kittylester Wed 06-Sep-17 06:49:49

Sorry phoenix.

The current TV is quite small and on a shelf that is quite deep and has sides so difficult to see from all round.

The wall it is going on has next door's wet room behind it.

The position will be part way along the current route of the aerial with a plug immediately below.

harrigran Wed 06-Sep-17 08:24:57

Wall brackets are a good idea for holding TV, it lifts it away from all the kitchen equipment.
I don't have a kitchen TV, only watch pre-recorded programmes at a time that suits me. DS has a wall mounted one but I think it is a dust and grease magnet, perhaps in a larger kitchen it would not be a problem.

phoenix Wed 06-Sep-17 09:54:22

So you don't fancy one of those fold away ones, kitty?

mernice Wed 06-Sep-17 10:07:18

I use my iPad for tv in kitchen. Don't like to see dark screens on wall when not in use. You just pop your iPad wherever it's best. I watch Pointless preparing food and I pad on table for news whilst we eat.

kittylester Wed 06-Sep-17 10:17:34

Not sure what you mean Phoenix, I'll look!!

Kim19 Wed 06-Sep-17 10:17:58

I'm with LadyGracie on this wall mounted is so versatile and (obviously!) keeps surfaces clear.

kittylester Wed 06-Sep-17 10:19:27

Do like that idea Phoenix but i don't think it would be bigger than the one we've got.

Madmartha Wed 06-Sep-17 10:26:10

We bought ours from John Lewis on a special offer and their guys installed it - did a super job too

Nannarose Wed 06-Sep-17 10:38:37

Iam64: I do exactly the same!

Oldwoman70 Wed 06-Sep-17 11:00:09

I have a small TV in the kitchen. It is on one of those "arms" which attach to the wall (don 't remember what they are called - senior moment!). I only watch it occasionally, usually while eating a meal - now I am on my own I miss the conversations DH and I used to have and the TV is company.

devongirl Wed 06-Sep-17 11:31:03

moocow I had been thinking of mounting my TV on the party wall with my neighbour - great point, just in time! rethink called for...

Nona4ever Wed 06-Sep-17 11:34:16

We've recently moved and inherited 6 large wall-mounted TVs. Overkill? Probably but we've not yet seen one working as Sky need to set them up. So - Radio 4, reading, cards and talking to each other are all filling the gap nicely.