Today we have the luxury of thinking beyond furniture when it comes to low profile TV mount screen setups. As screens get thinner and wider, it's becoming more popular and practical to find ways to mount TVs on the wall. The aesthetic is nice, it clears up space in the room, and it's usually safer to have your TV mounted on your wall.
With such thin, sleek, and beautiful screens, the low profile TV setup has become a quintessential element of modern home decor, and so too have low profile TV mounts.
Watch How To Achieve the Ultimate Low Profile TV Setup video.
Best TV Mounts for Eye Level Viewing: Fixed Mounts
Fixed Mounts such as the Kanto PF300 and PF400 are often considered the standard TV wall mounts and typically the most cost-effective solutions. Fixed mounts keep your screen closer to the wall than full motion mounts with articulating arms, giving them a lower profile aesthetic. This makes fixed mounts ideal for mounting your TV at eye level where all viewers will be facing the screen.
The main benefit of fixed mounts compared to full motion mounts is that they allow you to easily mount your TV very close to your wall. The Kanto PF300 and PF400 slim wall plates allow your TV to sit 1.4" from the wall. These models can be used with studs spaced 16" and 24" apart.
Best TV Wall Mounts: Full Motion In-Wall Mounts
Want a low profile with the flexibility of a full motion mount?(opens in a new tab) You can have both with Kanto R300(opens in a new tab) or Kanto R500(opens in a new tab) in-wall full motion TV mounts.
Also known as recessed mounts or flush mounts, by any name, in-wall TV mounts offer the ultimate low profile setup. Installation with these mounts is different in that they are designed to be installed between two wooden studs. Recessed mounts let you put the screen almost flush against the wall because their articulating arms fold up inside the wall.
The arms can also extend out from the box in order to provide you with full motion capabilities to adjust your screen and manage cables as needed. With the extra space, you can even hide a cable box or internet router behind the screen as opposed to setting them up under the screen or on an entertainment stand in view.
With the Kanto R500, your screen can be nearly flush to the wall, or extend up to 27.6" from the wall. You can angle it in all sorts of ways to accommodate for glare, different seating arrangements, or additional cable management as needed.
Do I Need a Professional to Install an In-Wall TV Mount?
Compared to other TV wall mounting methods, a recessed mount requires a few more steps and precautions, but don't let that overwhelm you. It's never a bad idea to consult a professional, but installing a recessed TV mount like the Kanto R500 can be a DIY project with the right tools and guidance.
BEFORE YOU GET STARTED MAKE SURE
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING TOOLS ON HAND
The Kanto R300 and R500 models come with all other hardware you need such as screws, bolts, and a cutting guide. Click here to see how the installation process works
Low Profile Wall Mount TV Ideas
TV BY DAY, ART BY NIGHT
With the ultimate low profile TV mount setup, you can approach mounting your TV screen much like you would a picture frame with your favorite artwork. When you want to watch something, you can pull out the screen, angle it for optimal viewing, and enjoy. Then when you're ready to put it away, you can slide it back and let your screensaver display your favorite artwork or photography.
THE CONFERENCE ROOM
This setup can also be useful in office conference rooms. Display team achievements or monthly goals on the screensaver, and pull out and extend the screen for virtual meetings or presentations.
FLOATING TV SETUP
A floating TV setup is becoming the quintessential modern aesthetic for TV mounting. It features a wall mounted flat screen TV and often a wall-mounted floating shelf.
For a true floating TV setup, try a soundbar mount which can help you get your speakers off the ground, clear up even more space on your floating TV shelf, and put the sound right next to the visuals for a truly floating experience.
LOW PROFILE TV MOUNTS FOR BEDROOMS
Who doesn't love watching TV in bed? Now you don't have to go to a hotel to experience the novelty–with the right low profile TV mount setup you can enjoy browsing in bed at home. Sometimes a tilt mount such as the Kanto KT3260 will suffice for mounting a TV in your bedroom but with the Kanto R300 or R500 models you have the option to bring the screen closer to your bed and angle it exactly how you need.
Summary: Upgrade Your Space With Low Profile TV Mounts
Simply getting your TV up on the wall is a guaranteed way to improve the aesthetic of your living space, and the best TV mount for this type of setup is usually going to be a low profile TV mount.