HomeThangs.com Has Introduced a Guide to Choosing a New TV Stand

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Choosing a new TV stand can be almost as complicated as picking out a new TV. HomeThangs.com has introduced a simple guide to getting it right.

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Often, a sturdy, high quality mount offers the best combination of affordability and visual appeal while allowing a lot more freedom in choosing a separate TV stand.

HomeThangs.com – the Online Home Improvement Store has made their goal to deliver the right product to the consumer. With that in mind, shopping and home design tips, as well as special product selections are being introduced.

Buying a new TV stand seems like it ought to be simple: after all, it’s just a piece of furniture to set a TV on. But finding the perfect stand can be almost as complicated as picking the TV itself. HomeThangs.com has introduced a simple guide to some of the most important features and measurements to be aware of.

TV stands aren’t built to any one particular height. They can be tall or short or even practically flat on the ground. The center of the TV should be at about eye level for someone sitting on the sofa, but because not all sofas are the same height, either, and not all TVs are the same size, coordinating all three can be a bit tricky. Mounting the TV directly to the wall can ensure the center will be right at eye level, but presents the problem of having too much empty space (or not enough) between the top of the TV stand and the bottom of the TV, depending on the height of the stand.

The width of the stand matters, too. If it's too narrow, the TV will look off balance, but if it’s too wide, it can make the TV look smaller than it is. And if they’re exactly the same width, the whole setup can look unappealingly square. The ideal layout is a stand that’s just slightly wider than the TV, which creates a nice sense of balance.

There are some TV stands that come with built in mounts, which can be a great option for renters. With a built in mount, there's no need to attach a large bracket to the wall; the TV can hang directly from a hefty bar attached to the back of the stand. Unfortunately, in any other situation, this setup isn't ideal. Mounts built into a TV stand aren’t particularly adjustable, and both the support bar that holds up the TV and the cords running to and from it will be clearly visible on the wall beneath the TV. A sturdy, high quality mount offers the best combination of affordability and visual appeal while allowing a lot more freedom in choosing a separate TV stand.

Perhaps the most important feature of a TV stand is the shelves. For those that have a lot of electronics – a cable box, blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a sound receiver – finding a TV stand with a place to put them all should be a top priority. Many of these devices – especially gaming consoles – can be prone to overheating, and should be placed on an open shelf with adequate ventilation rather than inside a closed cabinet where the heat can get trapped.

On the other hand, for those without many devices, having lots of shelving might not be a top priority. Instead, look for TV stands that maximize media storage, either in the form of drawers or cabinets for stowing DVDs, CDs, books, and so on rather than simply having an open stand with lots of wasted space. Either way, it’s important to consider what exactly will be going on the stand to ensure it has the right type and amount of storage.

For more information about choosing a new TV stand, check out the full article here, or see more great stands from Rossetto and Nuevo Living.

HomeThangs.com is not only a home improvement superstore, it also provides expert design tips and a comprehensive shopping guide, taking the ideas from professional interior designers, and offering tips to the consumers on how to pick the products to best suit their needs.

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