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How To Build a TV Cabinet

There are a few handy craftsmen and women who have the time and capabilities to build their own TV cabinets.  Nick Ferry built an amazing TV Cabinet with a TV Lift Mechanism from TVLiftCabinets.com. If you want to build a wall-hung TV cabinet, you might want to check out this YouTube video from This Old House. It’s got some great tips to consider. You can also find plans for different types of cabinets with a simple Google search.

If you prefer a cabinet that sits on the floor, here are some easy steps to consider from doityourself.com. Once you have made the decision to build a TV cabinet, the first things you need are:

  • Dimensions of the TV
  • Dimensions that you want for the TV cabinet
  • How much wood you are going to need

Then go to doityourself.com for 11 easy steps to make your very own cabinet or check out Nick’s video for inspiration.

If that seems too complicated, simply custom order exactly what you want at TV Lift Cabinet and let them do all the work.

TV That’s a Mirror When Off!

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could do more than just hang there?

Well, your wish is our command. If you want a TV that’s a mirror when it’s off, look no further than our TVMirrors. Each one is individually bench made framed mirror televisions. When the TV is on the off position, it’s a beautiful decorative-framed wall mirror that blends effortlessly into your room.

When you turn it on, the TV is a fully functional, smart flatscreen television. Everything you stream or do with your current smartscreen TV, you can do with the TVMirror. Then, when you’re done, flip a switch and it magically becomes a mirror again.

TVMirrors are especially popular in spaces that are very small and have limited floor space. Think condos, apartments and tiny homes. You can even think about adding a TVMirror to your recreational vehicle – or to any room in your house where a hidden television that looks like a mirror might come in handy. Say, a bedroom or a bathroom?

Mirror TVs come in many sizes, from 32” to 65” – so you can have the exact size you want. The TVMirrors ship completely assembled, and include a specialized slim wall mount bracket so you can hang it easily and quickly. Check it out today.

 

Which TV Lift Cabinet will work best with my décor?

One of the questions we get from our customers is, “which TV Lift Cabinet will work best for my décor?” Let’s take a look at some of the most common design themes and we’ll share some ideas for choosing just the right unit.

Rustic/Farmhouse

When you are inspired by the outdoors and love the simplicity of farmhouse styling, choose rustic pieces that have natural or weathered finishes. If this is your décor, you’ll typically have a mix of statement furnishings, like a striking leather sofa, natural wood dining set, rocking chairs, etc. The best TVLiftCabinet units for this style would be Carousel (Unfinished) and Adagio. Both cabinets offer finishes and design touches that complement the rustic/farmhouse design theme. Plus, they both offer significant storage for all the things that accompany today’s smart homes.

 

Minimalism

This décor theme is becoming more popular and people become empty nesters and/or decide that less is more when it comes to furnishing their homes. Think simplicity and clean when choosing furnishings for this style. The idea is to keep it to the bare essentials, but to select pieces that make statements in a room. It’s also important to choose items that have dual purposes. Smart design means making sure you have the comforts of a modern home, while also having a clean, spare space. The best units for this décor would be Azura and Crystal Pointe. Both units offer functionality (storage and easy placement), while fitting in perfectly with the clean lines and styles that are popular for those who prefer a minimalist look.

Contemporary Style

This style means many different things to many different people. It basically means that you have your own unique style and enjoy many of the fashions and decors that are currently featured in many home design publications. People who prefer this design theme typical look for a more modern approach rather than a throwback era. Think cozy comfort and high-end appliances. Dual-purpose furnishings that support today’s smart home technology, while looking great while entertaining. The best unit for a more contemporary design would be Sanctuary, but any of the furnishings could work because there are many different colors and wood finishes to choose. All units offer great storage options and the opportunity to create a focal point in your room.

 

Urban/Modern

Urban modern design is perfect for people who choose to live in the midst of downtown action. Think high-end design, modern and industrial styles when selecting décor for living large among the populace. Most of these homes are condos and apartments, where space is at a premium, but every inch must be chic and modern.  If space is tight, some people prefer something like a TVMirror that serves a dual purpose as a smart flatscreen television when in use – and a beautiful mirror when it’s off.  If this is your style of choice, there are also many units that are finished on all sides, so you can place them as room dividers or virtually any place in a space to maximize function and design. A couple of options might be Azura or Prism. In addition to being finished on all four sides, both offer 360-degree swivels for the ultimate in viewability.

Asian Zen

Whether you prefer a feng-shui approach to your décor or a minimal Asian zen look and feel, there are many characteristics that define this type of style. The first step in this type of décor is to declutter – everything in your home most have a purpose.  You can read the other essential elements in creating a feng-shui home here. The TVLiftCabinet units that work best with Asian styling include Clubside and Sanctuary. The sleek lines and beautiful finish options make these units the perfect fits for this type of décor.

Still stumped on which unit to choose?

All you have to do is give our customer service line a call at 877-377-5435. We’ll be happy to help you choose just the right style for your home.

How to Measure TV Size for Cabinet

Did you know a 75-inch television isn’t really 75 inches wide? The size is really the diagonal screen measurement from the top left corner of the screen to the bottom right corner of the screen.

So – how do you measure your TV properly if you want to place it in a cabinet?

First, get out your tape measurer.  You need to measure the horizontal width, vertical height and depth from edge to edge, including the frame around the screen.

Start with the depth.  Measure from the front to the back – but don’t include any stand it may be on.

Then, move on to the width. Measure horizontally from the outer edges (left to right)

Finally, measure vertically, from top to bottom (always including the frame)

Check out our TV Measurement Guide

If you have any questions, our customer service team will be happy to help you. Call us at 877-377-5435

How to Hide a TV

Most people enjoy watching television, but don’t love having a big black box take up so much space in a room.  We’ve got some great ways to disguise your TV (or hide it completely), so your personal style comes through loud and clear.

Hide it behind framed prints. There are wonderful pieces of art that fit neatly in front of the television when it’s not in use. Some people use artful screens that fold to the side when you want to view the television. Pinterest has some great ideas for you to consider

Invest in a TV Lift Cabinet to make the TV disappear completely when not in use. The hand-crafted cabinets are beautiful and have plenty of storage for all of the cords and gadgets that go along with a flatscreen television.

Hide your TV in a wardrobe – out of sight/out of mind. So many people have downsized their clothing these days, it’s easier than ever to slide in a flatscreen television.

Hang a TV Mirror. Most rooms have a mirror somewhere in the design scheme.  Simply swap out the mirror for a TV Mirror and maximize your space. It’s a flatscreen TV when you want it – and a beautiful mirror for everyone to admire.

So – get creative. It is possible to have your TV and hide it too.

 
 
 
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