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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

Where to Put the TV When You Have a Fireplace?

Mounting a TV over the fireplace is very popular in the United States, but it’s not always in the best interest of the electronics. Let’s face it, heat plus electronics is usually a bad idea. Most electronics are adverse to heat – and smoke is often worse (two elements usually found near fireplaces). The same film you find on your inside windows after burning wood in a fireplace also ends up inside any electronics nearby. You may not be able to see it, but it’s there because you can smell it. And as they build up, they can wreak havoc on the sensitive elements inside your flatscreen television.

Most electronic devices simply operate best and most reliably at lower temperatures. Beyond that, excessive heat can cause temperature-sensitive materials to degrade quickly, and conductive materials can even sprout little metal whiskers, causing shorts within the TVs circuitry.

Another concern we hear is that a TV positioned over a fireplace is at an uncomfortable viewing angle. Many TVs mounted over the fireplace will be above eye level when people are seated. Craning your neck into an unnatural position for an extended period of time is going to cause temporary discomfort, but doing so for even short periods of time, day after day, can have lasting effects, like chronic headaches.

One way to protect your TV and still enjoy your fireplace is to consider a TV Lift Cabinet. Many units are finished on all four sides, so you can place them anywhere in a room with a fireplace. Some people use the cabinets as room dividers; others place the units in the corner of a room. The televisions are protected from heat sources and always at the perfect height for people to view entertainment. And, when the televisions aren’t in use, they are safely stored within the cabinet to keep all the electronics safe from particulate sources.

Is Your Man Cave Ready For The 2019 Season?

Late last year Shutterfly came out with 40 Man Cave Ideas and Décor to update your favorite space to catch all the big events.  We thought we’d share some of the ideas and help you spruce up your man cave for all the games and events that will happen throughout 2019 and beyond.

  • Do you have a wooden pallet bar? If not, it adds the perfect touch to a man cave and is easy to put together. No frills, just wooden pallets you can get anywhere. Lots of DIY places to show you how.
  • How about getting a football, basketball or baseball field rug? You can get them online and change your space to match the season.
  • Thought about barnwood shelves? Rustic and sturdy, these shelves are the perfect addition to your man cave, providing the storage you need and the frills you don’t want. Inexpensive and easy to put together.
  • Old beer and hard liquor signage adds character. Visit some local antique stores (or your local liquor store) and look for beverage signs to jazz up your space. Most are inexpensive and easy to find.
  • You’ll find more ideas here.

One thing they forgot to add to make help you make your man cave ready for the New Year is where to place your flat screen television. TVLiftCabinet has a wonderful selection of cabinets that work perfectly in any space and protect your investment from harm. It has great storage spaces for all your electronics and with 360-degree swivels, you can watch it from anywhere in the room.

So have fun making your man cave the perfect place to be for every event in 2019. Cheers!

 

How to select the perfect TVLiftCabinet

Home entertainment has undergone major transformations in the past decade. Amazon, Hulu and Netflix collectively reach about 100 million subscribers with video content, original TV shows, movies, sporting events and documentaries. Traditional small-screen networks offer even more viewing options via satellite, cable and Wi-Fi.

People watch their favorite shows on smart, super-thin televisions. They listen to sound systems that are plugged into their smart televisions. Media systems are more than just a collection of electronic devices. The furnishings that house these sophisticated electronics are engineered to protect your investment for many years.

TVLiftCabinet can help you pick the perfect unit – each one safely houses your electronic media and makes everything accessible at the push of a button. But how do you choose the right one for your home? You’ll find everything you need on our website, but here are a few things to get you started:

  1.  Set the stage. What is your style? Modern? Classical? Contemporary? There are 75 styles to choose from to help you create a beautiful focal point for your entertainment space.
  2. Size it out. Determine the length, depth, and height of your TV without it’s stand. To protect your screen, ensure that your TV is no taller or wider than the maximum TV dimensions listed on each product page. We’re there to help walk you through it.
  3. Take inventory of what you need to store. How many electronic gadgets do you have? Be sure to include DVR players, cable boxes, dedicated video streamers, speakers and gaming systems. Then, select a cabinet that will house everything neatly behind closed doors.
  4. Think about speaker storage. If you are concealing or exposing a soundbar or center channel speaker, select furniture that has proper acoustic storage. TVLiftCabinet has three unique options that will help you surround yourself with just the right sound.
  5. Ability to customize. Components come in all shapes and sizes. Fully adjustable shelving makes it possible for you to have it just the way you like it. There are also options for casters and floor guides to help you make the best choice for your home. Plus, our integrated wire management passages keep all your components wires well-connected, but neatly hidden away.
  6. Security. We make sure your television is safely secured in the unit to prevent any accidents with small children or pets.

Need further help? Our design associates would love to help. Just call us at 877-377-5435, check our website or email us for free expert design advice at [email protected]

 
 
 
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