Placing a TV Over Your Fireplace – A Do or a Don’t?

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Thinking of placing a TV over your fireplace? The first thing that comes to mind for most homeowners is something like “it’s impossible,” or “the heat would certainly damage the TV.” Don’t leave a huge space above your mantel empty, and take advantage of it the right way. Here’s how:

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A Great Opportunity to Save Space

Accommodating both the fireplace and the TV on the same wall is a great way to save valuable wall space and make the most of your room. Instead of blocking a precious view out the window, puchase a flat screen television that can be mounted above your fireplace. Since most homes are getting smaller and smaller, it’s important to optimize your home and make it more practical and efficient, yet comfortable and stylish.

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Keep an Eye on High Temperatures

Paying close attention to the amount of heat projected from your fireplace is another important point to watch out for. Since most homeowners have lately been looking to renovate and re-modernize older homes, many businesses related to conserving in heat, and water damage restoration have become super popular within the last few years. Make sure you do it right to avoid troubles and a melted TV down the road!

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Insulate Your Chimney Properly

When it comes to the TV and fireplace, you still have to take into account the very high temperatures the chimney can reach. The best way to properly insulate the chimney, is using calcium silicate plates. Once this is taken care of, you’re all set to mount your television and enjoy the show, worry free!

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One Response to Placing a TV Over Your Fireplace – A Do or a Don’t?

  1. Giles says:

    Nice pics! But don’t you think on the first picture – the flowers are getting in the way of the view of the TV? Placing a TV over a fireplace is definitely a do – however you have to keep in mind small things such as the view from below and whether it will effect the neck in terms of viewing experience. If you have enough space from the TV/Fireplace to the seating then it well definitely be a DO from me!

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