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3 Best Reasons For Using Wall Fixtures And Mounts In Your Home

by Brittany Washington

The number of appliances and electronics in the average home is pretty amazing. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, the median household in the United States is estimated to contain at least 5 web-connected devices and an estimated 18 percent of households have 10 or more, including smartphones, tablets, computers, e-readers, and streaming media devices. This figure does not include all the lighting fixtures, entertainment equipment, and appliances found in the average home.  When all these electronics are added up, it is not surprising that the average family could use some help in keeping all these gadgets organized and here are 3 ways in which wall fixtures can help. 

Keeping the home safe for small children 

Table top lamps, televisions, and stereo equipment are especially attractive to toddlers and young children who are just beginning to explore their surroundings. Unfortunately, children who tug on cords or grab onto these objects can easily pull them off the table top and onto themselves, sometimes causing injury to the child, damage to the electronic, or both. By using wall mounted lighting fixtures, television stands, entertainment centers, all of these objects will be safely kept out of reach of small hands, yet remain convenient for adults and older children to use. 

Clearing the way for family members with mobility issues

Another great reason to choose wall mounts for electronics, lighting, and entertainment equipment is to make the home more convenient for family members who may be living with some type of disability. Those who use wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, crutches, and other mobility devices need additional room to safely and freely maneuver around their home and to avoid falls that can worsen or prolong their health issues. When possible, homes who have occupants with mobility issues should consider choosing wall mounted fixtures that are designed to recess completely, keeping the electronic well out of walk ways and heavily trafficked areas. 

Avoiding pet damage to expensive electronics

Puppies and even adult dogs with insecurity or boredom issues often chew on items in their environment, including power cords. By choosing wall mounts for all electronics, gaming consoles, and entertainment equipment, cords can be contained safely out of reach of four-legged family members. 

For more information to help you choose the right wall mounted fixtures for your home, contact a reputable electronic store or electronics accessories dealer in your area, such as Maple Electric Supply . Take time to explain the way your home is designed and what you want to accomplish by choosing wall fixtures so they can help you choose the best options for your situation.