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Announcing the Beacon TV Lift Cabinet

When it comes to choosing the best TV Lift Cabinet for your home, check out Beacon!

How many times have you looked at home furnishing cabinets and wished that they had everything you needed for your living space? Beautiful design features. Flexibility. Lots of storage space. Plus, the ability to hide a large, flatscreen television – and all the electronic clutter that comes with the territory.

Introducing the Beacon TV Lift Cabinet that combines function, flair and unmistakable construction features and Amish craftsmen attention to detail. The solid maple construction is made in the USA, with natural markings that make each cabinet unique. The unit is finished on all four sides which means you can use it in many different ways with your décor: (against a wall, end-of-the-bed, room divider or any where that works best for you).

The Beacon TV Lift Cabinet features two functional doors on each side to conceal two hidden electronics bays on the interior floor. The opposite side also features two functional doors with the same brass hardware and wire access through the base of the cabinet.

Complete with an infrared relay system, this cabinet allows you to control your electronics without opening the wood doors, and has plenty of storage for two pieces of your AV equipment.

You also receive a full-featured, 360-degree swivel TV lift mechanism with a built-in repeater system that allows remote signals in, while sound is evenly dispersed out. This means you are able to control your electronics without opening the doors and get the perfect viewing position every time. 

The Beacon accommodates all televisions, including curved televisions that fall within the maximum TV size for the unit.

With Beacon, it’s possible to get everything you want – and everything you need – for the perfect entertaining space in your home. 

How to Mount A TV Lift To a Wall

How to Mount A TV Lift To a Wall

For many years, people have been mounting their televisions behind furniture to the wall to save floor space. That’s especially important these days as condos and apartments (and even some homes) get smaller and smaller. 

As televisions get larger and larger, there is also a concern about making sure that the mounting mechanisms are secure, especially in areas of the country that are prone to earthquakes.

Our line of TV Lift Mechanisms (while often installed into cabinets) can actually be directly mounted to a wall. Want to hide your TV behind a sofa or other piece of furniture? Consider wall mounting it. 

Here are a few tips for making sure you mount your television correctly.

First, can your wall handle the weight of the television? Most televisions these days are heavier than standard hanging pieces, so you will need to find the studs to anchor the screws. In some cases, you might need two studs. It’s relatively easy to locate them with a stud finder. We don’t recommend using drywall anchors for mounting televisions. Always be safe. When in doubt, check with a professional to make sure you’re mounting your television in the right spot. One caveat: if you plan to mount your television above a fireplace, many experts suggest finding a different location as some fireplaces don’t have the insulation to protect the electronics. 

Next, make sure you have all the tools you’ll need for the job. In addition to the stud finder, you’ll need a drill, a drill bit that is about the size as the mount screws and a screwdriver bit. Check out the instructions for your mounting unit to be sure you have everything you need before your start the job.

The third thing you need is to think about the cords. Some people don’t like the look of a tangle of cables running up your wall. If you’re okay with a cord hanging down, press ahead. If you’d prefer to have a clean space, consider having the cord installed inside the wall (you’ll likely need to hire a pro to do this). You could also get a power outlet installed behind the television (again, time to get a pro). Finally, you could get something to hide the cord.

Like the cords, you’ll likely need to access the ports of your television. If they’re on the back of the TV, you may need to buy a wall mount that can telescope outward to give you access to the back. Imagine if you plan to add new electronic devices down the road and you have to take it down every time you need access. It’s a relatively easy, inexpensive fix that will help you avoid future headaches.

Finally – what’s the best viewing angle? You might be able to purchase an adjustable mount that lets you rotate the TV to different angles so you can maximize viewing pleasure. 

See our line of TV Lift Mechanisms today.

Where can I find great design ideas for adding a TVLift Cabinet to a room? Pinterest, of course!

There are many places to find great home décor ideas. You can head to the closest home furnishing store. Check out the Parade of Homes in your community. Visit with some interior designers. Attend some open houses. Or, you can stay in your comfy clothes, find your favorite lounger and do what we do, head to Pinterest.

With more than 200 million active users, Pinterest is a great place to discover home décor ideas. You simply search for the room (or rooms) that you’re planning to update, and voila – the ideas come to you wherever you are in the world. Simply stroll through a world of design possibilities to help you discover your own perfect style.

Are you considering a refreshed living room? Pinterest has wonderful ideas for creating a warm and welcoming living space for you and your family. You’ll find the latest color palettes, furniture styles and placement tips that you can use to create your own space. Do you want to make your television a focal point or hide it from view? Check out the TVLiftCabinet Pinterest board for some great ideas to refresh your entertainment space. 

Looking for creative ways to hide your television in plain sight? Perhaps a TVMirror is in your future. How about a way to divide your space without taking up too much room? You might also want to look at some of the four-sided cabinet options.  You can place the cabinet anywhere in a space and it will look great from every angle. Then, when you’re ready to watch TV – whether it’s from the dining room or living room space, simply swivel the television to the optimum viewing angle for you and your guests.

Do you want to know how TVLifts really work? Watch these short videos and discover how the TVLift mechanisms work – and why it’s important to make sure you have only the best equipment in your beautiful cabinet.

It has never been easier to find design solutions for your home. Whether you’re planning to add a TVLift Cabinet to you home or some other furnishings, be sure to head over to Pinterest for inspiration.

3 Ways to Custom Design Your Perfect TV Lift Cabinet

We know one thing for sure: every home is unique. You have a vision for how you want your home to look and feel. Your home. Your way. We get it.

So, you scrolled through the hundreds of TVLift cabinet options we have on our website, but you had your heart set on a specific cabinet size for your space and a finishing that perfectly matches your home décor. Some come close to your vision, but nothing is 100% perfect.

We now offer three different ways to help you create the custom designed TV cabinet of your dreams.

  • First – we can create a unit completely from scratch. Simply call our TVLift Cabinet Specialists at 877-377-5435 and tell us what you want. Our architect will draw the cabinet, color render it, and send it to you for approval. You will also be able to choose any wood and eco-friendly, durable finish to match your home décor. You’ll also receive pricing up front, so you’ll know exactly what the unit will cost.
  • Second, we can provide custom sizes on our stock cabinets. Whether you need a slightly smaller unit for a specific space or a larger unit as a room divider, we’ll work with you to assess the best size for your needs. And since you’re starting with a stock cabinet, it will only include a slight upcharge to make the modification.
  • Finally, we can provide custom finishes on any unit. Simply send us a finish swatch or choose from our in stock colors, and we’ll make sure your cabinet arrives with the finish you prefer for your home. We’ll even send you some samples to make sure it matches your preferred style.

Every cabinet is shipped white-glove delivery FREE of charge. Tell us where you want your custom cabinet and pop your big screen TV into place. You’ll be enjoying your new custom-designed cabinet in a matter of minutes. Sometimes you can get everything you want.

Moving into retirement? Here are some must-haves for the savvy senior.

Moving into retirement? Here are some must-haves for the savvy senior.

10,000 people turn 65 every day, according to a study by Deutsche Bank in late 2018. Some people have their retirement carefully planned out and know exactly where and how they plan to live out their golden years. I’m currently in the planning stages myself – just a few years to go until I hang up my writing tools. So, I know firsthand that the checklist to get to retirements seems to get longer every day. 

Here are a few things my friends have shared with me when they retired and it’s helping me stay organized has these years fly by quickly. 

  1. Take some time now to start going through clutter. You know what I’m talking about. The clutter that accumulates in your closets, your basements, plastic bins, etc. If you wait until you move into a smaller home, it will seem overwhelming. I sort mine into four piles: Toss (no use left in the item); Donate (someone could use the item); Sell (items with some value that could add extra revenue to your retirement account); or Keep (items to precious to part with – but keep it to a minimum). I spend two hours each week going through old boxes and bins, a little at a time. 
  2. When going through your home, don’t assume your children will want your home furnishings, jewelry or collections. Ask them if there’s anything they might need, but most millenials prefer a more minimal, personal lifestyle, so don’t be offended when they say no. Then, revisit item 1 with a fresh perspective.
  3. Narrow down your wish list for retirement locations based on your expected income and desired quality of life. Some of my friends who recently retired moved from three and four-bedroom homes to two-bedroom condos, with plans to do a bit more traveling. So they sold most of their home furnishings, except for the items that would be useful down the road. When keeping a home furnishing, ask yourself two questions: Do I love it? Will it still be stylish and practical where I plan to move? For instance, one friend purchased a TV Lift Cabinet a few years ago. She loves it because she doesn’t like a large television becoming a focal point in her living room. Most of the time, the television is hidden inside the beautiful cabinet (which also provides a ton of storage). Those are all things that won’t change no matter where she spends her retirement, so that’s a keeper.
  4. Talk with your financial advisor about your plans to ensure you’re prepared for all possible scenarios. There’s still time to make some adjustments and it’s better to know where you stand, then get caught off guard down the road.
  5. Enjoy this time of your life. It’s a little scary, but it’s also an opportunity to trace the journey you took to get you where you are today. Be sure to take time to enjoy family and friends whenever you have the opportunity to do so.

So – start making your own retirement checklist. If you’re a savvy senior, you too could be ready to hit the road when that day arrives.

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