Gone are the days of precariously balancing your TV on an unsightly console or cabinet. For a modern and sleek look, mounting your flat-screen TV on the wall is the only way to go.
Not only is it more aesthetically pleasing, but a perfectly placed TV installation can transform your home into a cinematic universe.
If you’ve been thinking about installing a TV, read on to learn what price point you can expect.
How Much Does TV Installation Cost?
The average cost of a TV installation is around $280.
The biggest factor when determining how much a TV installation costs is who you hire to mount it. If you hire a general handyman, you’ll most likely have to pay them hourly — and that can add up.
Alternatively, TV installation companies usually offer a flat fee to install your TV.
Some retailers even offer installation at a discounted rate after you’ve purchased a unit from them.
All this is dependent on the size of your TV, the mount you choose, and which accessories you opt for.
Which Mount Is Right for Me?
Which mount is best for you depends on the look you’re going for, the size of your TV, and other factors. It can cost anywhere from $20-$400.
The most common style is a stationary mount that is as flush to the wall as possible to minimize the space it takes up. The cost of installing this type of mount ranges from $35-$150.
Tilting or Articulating Brackets
Some TV mounts have tilting or articulating options, meaning the TV is able to be shifted on its mount for the best angle possible. This often requires more energy and time and can cost anywhere from $70-$110.
One of the most inexpensive ways to install your TV is to mount it beneath an already-existing cabinet. Fixing it to the bottom of a cabinet is a much less intensive process with the cost maxing out around $75.
How Does Size Affect Cost?
The bigger the better — and more expensive.
The larger your TV is, the more strength and material your mount needs to properly support it.
A mount for a 25″-35″ TV costs anywhere from $20-$510.
For bigger screens, such as a 55″-65″, the cost can be as much as $700.
To Conceal or Not to Conceal?
If concealing TV wires is important to you, expect to spend a bit more to hide the wires within the wall. This service will cost you an additional $20-$50 but will complete the modern, sophisticated look you’re going for.
For the Full Experience
While you’re at it, consider installing a surround sound system for a home theater. This is a great way to truly transform your entertainment space into a dynamic experience. Though it can be expensive — another $500 or so — in the end, it’s worth it.
Now you’re armed with the knowledge to confidently hire a TV installation professional. The investment is a great way to maximize movie nights and keep you entertained for years to come.
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