Build A False Wall To Mount A TV At A Rental Property

Build A False Wall To Mount A TV At A Rental Property

Most landlords won’t let you drill holes in the wall so you can mount your TV. Wired’s solution? Just build a fake wall.

The idea here is that you’re going to essentially build an entire wall over a wall in your apartment. So, you’ll make a foundation with extra layers of plasterboard, and make it look exactly like the existing wall in your apartment. Then, you’ll go ahead and drill a hole to hide wires, mount the fake wall to your real wall, and mount the TV just as you would if you owned the place.

While this is a clever notion, it does have some downsides: you’ll reduce the available space slightly and your landlord is still likely to complain when there’s an inspection if you haven’t asked (either because you’ve added a wall or because they assume you’ve drilled holes without asking). Property alterations when renting are always a challenge. If you can talk your landlord into this idea, head over to Wired for the full guide.

Weekend Project: Build a False TV Wall [Wired via Apartment Therapy]

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