Television stands offer an affordable and functional way for you to store your television equipment safely and securely. This is an important consideration for homes and offices to avoid damaging expensive electrical items unnecessarily and to ensure that cables are tidied away for health and safety reasons, and you can also get lockable television stands that are ideal for open workplaces to ensure that expensive equipment is kept secure when not in use.
Around the Home
Nearly every home has a television these days and these are used with many accessories and additional items such as DVD players, video players, games consoles and set top/cable/satellite boxes. All of this equipment and the associated cables can look very untidy and television stands are used to make sure they are kept organized and out of the way.
Television stands also enable you to display the television at an appropriate height for comfortable viewing and you can get many adjustable stands. Wall mounts are also available if you have a flat screen monitor that you wish to display up on the wall out of the way. You do need to be very careful that you have installed wall mounts securely before you mount the television. Although modern televisions are fairly lightweight they can pull badly installed mounts out of the wall and send the television crashing to the floor causing a lot of damage.
Around the Workplace
It used to be common for workplaces to have television equipment which was used to show staff various videos including training tapes, motivational clips and company news. These video clips are now available via computers through forums such as e-learning and Internet/Intranet pages, however some workplaces do retain television equipment as this can be more easily moved around and set up in rooms that do not have Internet and computer connections. Workplaces may also provide televisions for staff to watch during breaks and will need adequate storage and display stands for this equipment.
Television Stand Options
There are a number of options when it comes to television stands, and you can buy designs made of a range of materials including glass (the cheapest and most available option), plastic, wood and metal. If you have a very small room then there are some corner TV cabinets available that will fit right back into the corner of the room. These are effective at saving space but may not provide enough room if you have a lot of additional equipment such as DVD players, Blu Ray Players and video games consoles.
You can also buy cabinet style television stands which are more like regular pieces of furniture and these are typically made from wood. These have front doors which can be closed to hide away the television equipment when it is not in use.