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The Chatham TVLiftCabinet offers beauty, flexibility and function

I absolutely love adding pieces to my home that make a statement. The Chatham TVLiftCabinet is not only beautiful, it gives me great options for furniture placement in my family room.

Chatham Black TV Lift Cabinet

Chatham Black TV Lift Cabinet

The 360-degree electric swivel TV Lift provides the best possible way for more people to get the best views of all the sporting events that are so important to my family. Plus, since this cabinet is identical in the front and back, we can place it against a wall or free standing – whatever makes the most sense to get the best flow in my room.

I appreciate that the Chatham has built-in infrared to protect the TV and electronic components from the curious fingers of my grandchildren (who love to push buttons of all kinds.) Plus it’s much safer than wall-mounted televisions – another important perk for homes with children, grandchildren and pets. Yes – I have them all, so they’re always in the back of my mind whenever I add a new furnishing to my home.

I’m especially impressed with the craftsmanship of all TV Lift Cabinet units. For over thirty years, artisans have designed and built each unit with pride. The workmanship is stunning. But don’t take my word for it – check them out for yourself.

Planning Your Summer Vacation? Consider Joining the RVers and Hit the Road in Style

According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association recently conducted research through the University of Michigan on the state of the industry. There are now 8.9 million households that own recreational vehicles (RVs), up from 7.9 million in 2005.

The reason: More and more people learn how RVing is a cost-effective and fun way to spend time with family and friends. The RV industry is addressing consumer needs by “right-sizing” RVs to offer the mix of amenities and price that consumers want. Some of the recent trends to get the RVs road-ready include:

  • Greater use of light-weight construction materials to cut fuel consumption and make RVs more budget-friendly.
  • Adoption of green construction strategies to minimize energy consumption, including more efficient thermal barriers, improved solar panels, tinted windows and installation of Energy Star appliances.
  • Up-sizing kitchens and bathrooms to accommodate full-size appliances, full-size tub/showers and dual sinks.rv_lift_banner
  • Use of picture and panoramic windows to improve interior lighting and bring the outdoors in.
  • Increased use of vertical space and specialized built-ins (knife safes, door caddies, accordion-style pantries, entertainment systems) to maximize storage space.

TVLiftCabinet CEO Rob Buehl said he’s seen an uptick in the number of customers that want to include customized TVLiftCabinets in their RVs. “Every inch counts in an RV, but people don’t want to compromise on their large flatscreen televisions when they’re on the road for weeks at a time. Because these cabinets also provide excellent storage space, it’s a perfect addition for today’s recreational vehicles.

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What’s trending in home furnishings for 2015?

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is coming to a close.

I had coffee with a good friend yesterday and we started talking about our home projects for next spring. Guess it’s never to soon to dream. Her focus: gardening. My focus: getting my house in order to sell in a couple of years as we prepare to retire someplace that doesn’t EVER get to -30 degrees in the winter.

As I started looking at various interior design websites on the latest design trends, it’s nice to know that my personal style fits right in with the trends for 2015. First up: reinventing classic luxury. What does that mean? Well for me it means using surprising textures, refreshing colors to more modern hues and making sure that the artistic details of furnishings are front and center. I wondered about which TVLiftCabinets would align with some of the new design trends the designers are seeing for 2015.

I checked in with Rob Buehl, CEO of TVLiftCabinet and asked for some ideas to share with readers. He pointed out that for people who prefer a more retro style for their home, the most popular units are the Concord and Dynasty Red.


Dynasty Red is the perfect style for someone with an exotic flair.For home décor stylists with an exotic flair,

For home décor stylists with an exotic flair, Dynasty Red is the first on the list. He also noted that another important trend that he’s hearing from his customers: cabinets need to offer versatile functionality. One trend that’s really catching on is choosing a TVLiftCabinet with an electric fireplace. It instantly warms up a room, provides great cabinets for storing items near your television and provides a beautiful way to display your television – whenever you want it. Buehl reminded me that they also custom design a unit to perfectly match someone’s personal style. Good to know.


Cozy up your home this winter with a TV Lift Cabinet/Fireplace combo.

It’s that time of the year again when the cold winds start to blow and leaves turn all shades of gold. There’s apple cider on the stove, beef stew in the crock pot. It’s dark when you wake up in the morning and get home from work, and every weekend is filled with football parties, holiday get-togethers and time with people you love.


The Huntington instantly warms up a room on frosty nights.

Whether it’s watching a family movie or a favorite play-off game, many of these gatherings with family and friends happen around the television set. Recently the Stylish Nest home furnishing blog featured a TVLiftCabinet with a built-in electric fireplace – referencing how much warmth it added to the room. In addition to a stylish, Amish hand-crafted cabinet, the fireplace has a gorgeous warm glow combined with a toasty heater. No need to worry about the television – the fireplace is separated from the TV and audiovisual equipment through a partition wall.

So this year, when it’s time to pop the popcorn and watch a favorite film, turn on your fireplace and enjoy the show.

The Perfect Gift For The Guy Who Has Everything!

Every year I struggle to come up with ideas for holiday gifts for my husband. We’ve done the whole jewelry thing (watch, ring and St. Christopher medal). Golf getaways. Check. Football tickets to favorite teams. Done that too. And yes – last year, at long last, his favorite gift to date – a large, flat screen television for watching all his favorite sporting events (far away from me).

So what to do this year? I’ve Googled, Binged and Yahoo’d top gifts for guys this holiday season and up pops everything from personal exercise electronics (never gonna happen), to chef’s gear (hahaha) and gardening tools (not for my guy). I decided to focus on his man cave. He’s already got his favorite recliner, pointed directly at the television screen. Then – I noticed that the television is actually lower than his recliner and bingo: I bet he’d love a TVLiftCabinet. He can adapt the location of the screen to his perfect level. The beautiful Amish hand-crafted style will look great and the cabinet provides much-needed storage for all the electronic clutter that accompanies man-cave necessities. Better yet – when the grandchildren come to visit, we don’t have to worry about little fingers messing around with the television settings.


Banyan Creek XL is a popular style for man caves everywhere.

Apparently the Banyan Creek XL style is one of the most popular units for man caves everywhere. I checked in with CEO Rob Buehl to see if there are any special promotions leading into the holidays and he said they’re taking $150 off all cabinets. There’s still plenty of time to get the order in and have it delivered before the holidays, so if you’re facing the same dilemma I do each year, get ready to score some major points with your guy with the perfect gift for the guy who has everything.

Best-sellers keep them coming back every time

While it’s always fun to see the latest, greatest home furnishings, sometimes it pays to take a look at products that have longevity. People continually select them over other items because they have classic lines, styles and finishes.


One of the most popular TVLiftCabinets is the Crystal Pointe Swivel unit. It adds style, function and beauty to your home.

“At TVLiftCabinet, many customers keep coming back to Banyan Creek, Crystal Pointe, Carousel and Prism,” says CEO Rob Buehl. “One of our most popular styles is the Crystal Point Swivel. Our customers love these classic styles. They’ve been our best sellers for years. We love the feedback we get because it tells us that we’re providing styles our customers love.”

Joanne L, from Woodbridge, CT shared, “My husband and I had been searching at length for a TV cabinet to suit our needs. After purchasing the Crystal Pointe from your website, we received one that far exceeded our expectations. Not only were we thrilled with the cabinet, the customer support was equally exemplary. Thank you for a great product!”

And Dr. Claudine T from Durham, NC reported, “I just wanted to send you a note that I am very pleased with the Banyan Creek TV Lift. It is much better than it looked in your pictures & extremely well built. As you said, the TV was easy to mount. Thank you again!”

It’s never been easier to add classic style to your home. “We’re humbled by our customers’ feedback,” continues Rob. “It’s an honor to provide them with a product they’ll love for generations.”

Football season = Time to decorate the man cave

According to The Official Man Cave Site, the correct definition is, “A room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities.”  (Yes there is an Official Man Cave Site.)

One “must have” item in the mancave (besides a refrigerator), is a large flat screen television. In fact, to be really worthy of your man cave, the flat screen television should have all the latest technology, including Internet access, 3-D and high definition. It should also be able to swivel to make sure that it’s always perfectly positioned for the big games.


Every year, TVLiftCabinet sees a huge spike in sales of Grandover models with electric fireplaces to add that certain something extra to mancaves all over the country.


Now, it’s time to add your personal touch. Time to think outside the cave walls. How about adding a fireplace to your cave? Not practical? Not anymore. It’s easy.

Check out the Grandover model by TVLiftCabinet. The electric fireplace will warm up any damp basement in a heartbeat and the TVLift Cabinet ascends with your perfect flat screen television – on your command. Your television is kept completely separate from the fireplace and you just need a simple wall outlet to plug in your unit. Easy.
So, if you’re thinking of sprucing up your man cave for the long winter ahead, don’t forget to add that special something that will keep all your buddies (and their spouses, by invitation only), coming back for the fun.

TVLift Cabinets and a roaring fire make for perfect ambiance every time

 Huntington TVLiftCabinet with electric fireplace is

The Huntington TVLiftCabinet with electric fireplace is the most popular model – simply stunning.

Every year when the temperature starts to cool, I remember how cozy it is when a fire is roaring in the fireplace. For my husband, cooler temperatures spur visions of football games for the next four months. When I saw the TVLift Cabinets with electric fireplaces built in, it seemed like the perfect way to spend time together, enjoying the fire and a beverage or two instead of spending four months in separate parts of the house.


The Huntington TV Lift Cabinet is gorgeous. It’s handcrafted from solid maple by Amish craftsmen and fits beautifully in our home with its warm brown stain. All you need is a standard wall outlet. At all times, the fireplace remains separated from your television – and audiovisual equipment through a partition wall. The television keeps cool and well-ventilated while we remain cozy and warm.

Five questions you should you ask when you’re thinking about adding a television lift for your home.

Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know and sales people at retail stores may be less knowledgeable than they should be about the products they’re selling. We’re ready to answer any questions you may have about TVLiftCabinets. It’s all we do – and we’re happy to help you find the best solution for your home.
Here are five questions we get every day from homeowners – just like you:
Q1) Does the TVLift come with everything I need? Is it easy to set up?
A1) Yes. All of our furniture includes free shipping and in-home placement. We call it our white-glove treatment – which means no worries or hassles for you.
Q2) Will my large flat panel television fit in the cabinet?
A2) Each product has a “maximum television height,” listed. You will be able to select from a wide variety of models that will be the perfect fit for your television – and your home.
Q3) Are television lifts safe?
A3) TV Lifts are very safe. There are built-in pressure sensors to stop the lift and reverse when it hits an obstruction. In many ways, a TVLiftCabinet is safer than wall brackets, which can cause televisions to tilt or fall, which may pose safety issues for those who live in the home. That can’t happen with a TVLiftCabinet. Everything is safe and secure.
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Q4) Can I operate my DVD, CD, Cable and satellite boxes from behind the closed cabinet doors?

A4) The unique part of our TV Lift systems is that any piece of equipment that you place in the Infrared compartments can be controlled using your existing remotes from behind closed doors. The infrared system repeats your signal from your remotes inside the cabinet allowing you complete remote control without opening the doors.
Q5) Does the Infrared System require programming?
A5) No. Our system uses high output infrared flashers that locate your equipment without programming.
So – now you know a few more answers, but you may have other questions. Check out some more answers in our FAQ section, or feel free to send us a message and we’ll be happy to respond quickly to your question.
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