- TV in the kitchen: features selection
- Ideas for placing the TV in the kitchen: select a place
- TV in the kitchen - photo
Kitchen - the place where the family spends a lot of time. Cooking, in most cases, the process is quite monotonous, so there is a desire yourself with something to entertain. You can, of course, listen to music, but by nature man maximalist, so it is quite natural that the role of "entertainer" is much more likely to favor TV, than the radio or tape recorder.
Due to the presence in the kitchen or TV cooking studio you will not miss your favorite show or movie
In addition, for a morning cup of coffee, looking at the morning news, the man seemed to be included in the working rhythm of life, receiving and processing the first piece of information.
By selecting a suitable channel you will be able to correctly and quickly prepare yourself for any day
Or listening to good music, tunes in a positive way. Often decide on the venue of the second installation of the TV, the preference is given to the kitchen, and not, for example, bedroom. So that small and large TVs interior kitchen design It becomes almost mandatory element of design.
Advances in technology make it possible to TVs much more compact
Established in the right place, the TV will not interfere and take too much attention
TV in the kitchen: features selection
Fairly common approach - to buy a new TV in the living room, and the old went to the kitchen, is not always justified. on a small kitchen (6-9 m2) TV with a diagonal of more than 22 inches would look like this hulk, it will be uncomfortable to watch - the eyes will be difficult to cover the entire picture as a whole. In addition, it is harmful to the eye. And the main problem - it may be that this TV is simply nowhere to put it.
Do not forget that the TV can and hang it on a special attachment
Therefore, all the same for the kitchen should choose TV separately, while the situation will be three characteristics:
- Screen size - the classical rule, which states that the distance to the TV should be 3-4-length TV diagonal, in a kitchen is not quite working. A simple example - doing cooking, hostess constantly moving around the kitchen, and this distance will be constantly changing. Therefore, the diagonal should pick up more based on the size of the kitchen to the TV can it blend well. For small kitchen (up to 9 m2) should be chosen with a diagonal pattern of not more than 20 inches for large enough - with a diagonal to 36 dm and kitchen studio - 40 inches
Small screen size suitable for people that require a background
Big TV is perfect for the kitchen-studio
- angle - it is known that the image quality in LCD-screens are very dependent on the angle at which to look at them. By increasing the angle of the brightness starts to decrease to the point that it is inverted, i.e. literally turns into a negative. It is this quality parameter is determined by viewing angle - the largest angle to the plane of the screen, at which there will be no distortion of the image. Since the kitchen mistress on the move, on TV it will have to look at different angles, including - and a very sharp. Even if your TV is mobile (or fixed on a movable arm), each time turning it - an unfortunate waste of time and effort.
Even mobile TV is usually set in the most comfortable position and move them quite rare
Find the most viewed from all sides of the kitchen space, it is a perfect place for TV
One of the most privileged locations of the TV is a place in front of the dining table
Angle (its value) depends strongly on the quality of the matrix, the higher it is, the angle of respectively more, but also the price of the TV - above. Maximum angle (178 °) have screens IPS-based matrices, but such televisions are premium class, and are quite expensive. Therefore, it is quite suitable for the kitchen TV, having a viewing angle within 170 °. Some companies offer special dishes for a very affordable TVs with indicator angle of the order of 160 ° - this is quite enough for a small kitchen, extended in length - in this room there is almost no places where the image is seen distorted. Much more important for kitchen TV value of the vertical angle of view - the LCD-screens are much smaller than horizontal. This is important if you plan to place the TV still significantly higher than eye level - in this case the value of the vertical angle can reach critical values
Even at low rates of vertical angle of view, you can hang your TV at eye level
Do not forget about the possibilities of the swing arm
- volume - level of background noise in the kitchen much (sometimes several times) higher than for residential. Therefore, it would be nice to test TV on the ultimate volume to evaluate not only the power of sound, but also make sure that this does not occur acoustic distortion, and it remains legible.
If the sound - the only barrier, you can always use the speakers
Other parameters can be safely attributed to the category of minor, for example - screen resolution, do not particularly go into features Full HD, HD Ready and other standards. The picture quality is important for the TV in the living room and the kitchen - it is rather a radio with video elements, after doing cooking, the screen will be distracted from time to time. But there watching television, nutritionists do not recommend strongly - this is one of the reasons for weight gain.
View cooking transmit in the kitchen, what could be better and more appropriate?
The beauty of the TV in the kitchen and in the fact that you can always use it as a backup
Extra for the kitchen and the TV will now fancy features such as Smart-TV, Wi-Fi or a 3D-image. Submit hostess preparing the cutlets in the 3D-glasses - it is simply impossible. And especially to be distracted by the Internet once, but the USB-connector can not hurt - you need a prescription, you can download, save to the memory card and then to cook and watch. Is not needed and the ability to connect the TV to the computer or TV with hard disk. In general, it will be sufficient minimum functional.
Simplicity and convenience in exchange for no seldom-used features and lower cost
Ideas for placing the TV in the kitchen: select a place
When choosing a place to hang your TV in the kitchen, it is worth considering especially the kitchen and try to place the TV away from open flames and sources of water. However, now you can pick up a special, watertight models for the kitchen - they can be placed directly above sink. They closed the screen Cullen glass, resistant to hot oil, it is easy to wipe, but it seriously affects the price of the TV in the direction of increasing. Another important point to be taken into account - an effort to minimize the size manufacturers take out the power supply from the case (as it is done in laptops). Therefore, it may have to decide whether, where and how to fix this unit.
The presence of a number of furniture perfectly solve the problem of the external power supply
Tip! TV placement should think at the design stage to take (and disguise) TV cable outlet and place.
TV is always thoughtful in advance to avoid messy trailing wires
Consider the placement, to watch TV in the kitchen as comfortable as possible:
- best TV placements in height - at eye level, in this case will not be tired neck
Even if the view is short, do not forget about comfort
- swing arm - will provide a comfortable overview from almost anywhere in the kitchen. Mounted anchor bolts in a brick or concrete base (for wall or as an alternative - to ceiling). When installed on a gypsum plasterboard should foresee "mortgage", to which will be attached bracket. Smaller models can be mounted on a special bracket to the bottom of the kitchen unit
The swing arm is a good solution for custom kitchens
- built-in TV - at the stage of the purchase (or order) kitchen units provided niche (cabinet) Where to put the TV. It is important to choose the place, so that when you open the doors of neighboring cabinets their pens did not touch the screen. Another option - hinged locker, placed in a corner, it will fit well into medium-sized LCD TV
Built-in TV will look neat and discreet
If you get tired and want to take a break from the news, you can always close the cabinet
- TV flip - mounted under the overhead kitchen cabinets, in the folded state is almost imperceptible. Swivel bracket allows drill down for comfortable viewing
Folding TV - simple and easy to install and use
One of the advantages of the folding of TV is its compactness
- on countertop - not the best option, will inevitably appear in front of TV dishes or other accessories that will obscure the screen
Setting the TV on the table top - a good excuse to maintain order
Tip! Do not install the TV on microwave, fridge or washing machine - vibration and radiation significantly shorten the life of the TV.