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8 TV cabinet installation checklist

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May 10, 2023
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A comprehensive guide to consider even before you buy your television set

The living room is where one can truly display a home’s aesthetic or make a style statement. And while every homeowner dreams of designing this perfectly, one of the quintessential components of any living room is a television unit, which not only serves as a source of entertainment but also extends the striking features of the room. 


A TV unit is a must-have in every living room, and meticulous attention to detail during installation can make a significant difference in the overall aesthetics and functionality of your space. However, before you install a TV unit, there are a few tricky and crucial considerations to look into so that the final TV unit design is flawless. Here’s a handy checklist to run through before beginning your TV unit installation.


If you’re renovating your house and trying to work out the best TV cabinet installation, and can’t find a starting point for the perfect TV unit fitting, you’ll need a reliable and seasoned designer to help you along the way. While we all dream of a beautiful home, taking time out of our daily schedules and finding the right people to work with is often easier said than done. With this thought in mind, India’s largest paint giant Asian Paints created the Beautiful Homes Service. Enlisting expert interior designers, who’ve worked across the length and breadth of the industry, the Beautiful Homes Service takes care of executing every task in your home renovation from start to finish. This ensures a hassle-free and time-saving experience for anyone with a vision to remodel their home (or redesign a particular room), but lacks the ideas, time or patience to coordinate and project manage between the army of people required to finish the job.

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1. The Dimensions of the TV Unit Installation

The first aspect to consider when wondering how to plan a wall mounted tv unit installation is the size of your TV. You need to ensure you have ample space to accommodate the TV unit design and that the television occupies the allocated space to its fullest potential. First begin by measuring the dimensions of the television unit precisely and select a suitable space for it within the living room design. You should measure the height, width and depth of the space the TV unit fitting will occupy, while also taking into account the distance between the TV cabinet installation and the seating area. This will allow the TV to be visible from all angles no matter where you are in the room.

2. The Location of the Wall Mounted TV Unit Installation

The next crucial factor in figuring out how to install a floating TV stand is identifying the optimal and right location for installing your TV unit design. Things to consider include the distance of the TV from the seating area, the impact of natural light from the windows, and avoiding glare and reflections from mirrors and other light sources. Once you have chosen the TV unit design, you should consider factors such as the size of the living room, the height of the ceiling, and the position of the windows and doors. You should also consider the placement of other furniture in the room to ensure that the TV unit does not interfere with the flow of the space.

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PRO TIP: When installing a TV unit, it is important to consider the viewing angle. You should ensure that the TV is positioned at the right height and angle for comfortable viewing, so that the TV is not positioned in a location that will create glare or reflection.

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3. Choose the Right TV Unit Fitting

Once you have chosen the design and location of the TV unit, you need to choose the right fitting for the unit. If you have chosen a wall-mounted TV unit, you will need to choose a wall fitting TV stand that is strong enough to support the weight of the unit. If you have chosen a floating TV unit, you will need to choose the right bracket to secure the unit to the wall.


PRO TIP: Before you begin to install a TV unit, it is important to decide on the design that you want. There are many different TV unit designs available, including wall-mounted TV units, floating TV units, and TV cabinets. Each design has its own unique features and benefits, and it is important to choose the one that best suits your living room design and viewing habits.

4. Planning and Concealing the Wiring for the TV Unit Installation

TV units consume a lot of power, requiring a reliable and safe source of electricity that is sufficient to power the entire TV unit installation. As a starting point, identify the placement of every socket you’ll need—taking into account all the devices and peripherals you will be attaching to the TV, including speakers—and ensure that they're easily accessible, sturdy and safe. After you have installed the wall fitting TV stand, you should hide the wires to create a neat and tidy finish. You can conceal them behind the unit, or use cable management systems to keep the wires organised and out of sight. Hiding the wires will tie the unit together more tastefully and prevent any tripping hazards or snags in the long run.

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PRO TIP: Cable management plays a vital role in ensuring that the TV unit installation is neat and orderly. Use cord covers and concealers to organise cables and wires, and ensure that this is done without compromising safety and accessibility of the TV unit design.


5. Testing the Sound Quality of the TV Unit Installation

Since the TV unit design is the entertainment system of the home, the most crucial step will be to test the sound quality of the TV and the speakers within the unit.  It’s also important to ensure that all the devices work correctly and in sync when connected together. Begin by checking the volume and clarity of the sound to gauge whether it is distorted or muffled in some parts or corners of the room. If you are experiencing any issues with the sound quality, you should check the connections and adjust the settings accordingly. Or look out for any loose wires, identifying which ones are getting pulled or not fitting properly in the unit.


PRO TIP: TV units often require integration with other home entertainment components such as speakers. soundbars, and streaming devices. Ensure that the installation location can accommodate these components, and the connections are secure and reliable.


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6. Build Adequate Ventilation Within the Wall Fitting TV Stand

TV sets generate heat, and proper ventilation is necessary for optimal functioning and longevity. When figuring out how to install a floating TV console, create enough ventilation points across the back or sides of the unit. Ensure that the entire set up is not enclosed in a tight space that restricts thermal regulation.

7. How to Install a Floating TV Stand with Specific Requirements

Different TV models have varying specifications and requirements, including the additional space needed for vertical and horizontal swivelling, the thickness of the TV, and distance from the wall depending on whether the wall mount is fixed or flexible. Note down each specific requirement for your TV and mark out a way to adhere to it within the unit to optimise its usability and longevity.


PRO TIP: Wall mounting is a popular way to install TV units, but you need to consider several factors before choosing this option. These include the weight of the TV, the type of wall, the bracket being used, and compliance with safety regulations.

8. The Best Way to Install the TV Unit

If you are installing a wall-mounted TV unit, you will need to drill holes in the wall to attach the fitting. If you are installing a floating TV unit, you will need to secure the bracket to the wall and attach the unit to the bracket. You should always follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully to ensure that the installation is safe and secure.

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