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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.
Chatham Cabinet

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.

A few tips for taking your flat screen television on the road



Banyan Creek
More and more people are joining the RV movement and traveling the country. According to U.S. News & World Reports, sales of recreational vehicles have increased in recent years as the economy improves. One factor that may be helping to boost sales is the bubble of baby boomers moving into retirement. According to figures from RVIA, the average RV owner is late-middle-aged, but still younger than baby boomers (around 48 years old). They’re also looking for nicer models and a better lifestyle than the typical weekend camping crowd.
TVLiftCabinet recently received a review from John Dreese, who lives full-time in his RV with his wife. In trying to make their RV as homey as possible and make the best use of limited space, they turned to a TVLiftCabinet. “With space limited, having a large screen TV covering a window all the time wasn’t convenient,” said John. “It was easy to install, securely holds the TV in its retracted cabinet – even when bouncing down some rough roads.”
 
TVLiftCabinet CEO Rob Buehl says more people like John are adding cabinets to their RV because their cabinets have a solid floor, making bolting it to the floor simple.  Some of the most popular styles for RVs have been Banyan Creek, Crystal Pointe, Concord and Prism. Some offer swivels and great features, including additional storage for all your electronics.
Check them out – and discover what RV owners already know. A TVLiftCabinet is a great solution for traveling the open road in style.

Think a television lift is only for the wealthy? Think again.



More than 95% of U.S. households have at least one television set – and more than 50% are flat screen televisions (2013 data). People are investing thousands of dollars in the latest television technologies each year, yet only a few people invest in a quality cabinet to display their investments, thinking that television lift systems are too expensive, too hard to put together or just plain out of their reach.
Yet – displaying those televisions in style is not only within reach, but could be just what you need to add storage and space to your home – and help you protect your technology investment from little fingers, dust and faulty wall brackets. Some of the latest flatscreen televisions weight more than 80 pounds, so securing them to a wall may not be the best option to ensure the safety of people in your home.
TVLiftCabinet.com has a wide variety of TV lift systems for your home – helping you reflect your personal style. Costs range widely – from $1699 to $3999. Most of the cabinets are solid wood, made in the USA and have built-in infrared to ensure that remotes work as they should.  Plus all TVLiftCabinets are factory-direct. Everything comes assembled and ready to go. No hassles and no worries about your television falling off the wall. It’s a smart thing to do – and adds great style to any room.

Protect your Dream Flat Screen TV investment.

So – you’ve invested in your dream flat screen TV. Now – where to put it?

Should you secure it to a wall? There are few places in most homes large enough for today’s flat screens. If you choose to mount it on the wall, be sure your system is secure. The average flat screen weighs 50 pounds – and could easily injure children and adults if it tips over. From 2006 to 2011, more than 100,000 injuries resulted from tipped televisions, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). From 2000 to 2011, 215 people died in accidents involving a falling television: 96 percent were children younger than 10.

Homeowners have many options for wall mounting a television, but beware of recent recalls on some mounting systems. Ergotron recalled more than 200,000 wall mounts at the end of January 2014 due to injury risk.

Some people choose to mount their new televisions above their fireplace. It’s not always the ideal location because the height is often awkward for viewers. Plus it can take years off your TV’s life if you’re not careful. In addition to potential smoke damage, your new plasma or LCD screen usually needs to run at a specific temperature (check manuals for specifics), so you could actually damage the internal components of your television if it gets too hot.

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Atlantic Lift Cabinet

A third option is to consider a television lift system. Not all lift systems are created equal. Look for quality suppliers like TVLiftCabinets.com that have taken the guesswork out of displaying your flat screen in style. The lift they use is a tray at the bottom of the lift – preventing the television from crashing onto the floor. It’s a simple installation process that guarantees success every time. No measuring necessary. Plus there’s no tipping danger.

Urban Living with Smart and Resourceful Designs

It’s been called the great migration of the 21st century as Generation Y moves from the suburbs to urban developments. They’re seeking smart designs, connectedness with their colleagues, better downtown vibes and to be within walking distance of all things important to them. They also want their high tech lifestyles – the latest smartphones, tablets, Wi-Fi, and huge, flat screen televisions at their fingertips.

But Generation Y isn’t the only group moving into high-end downtown condos and apartments. A new wave of baby boomers are exchanging sprawling homes in the suburbs for the energy and life that urban living provides – without the hassles of endless chores. A recent Wall Street Journal article explored what it called a “gold rush” of older, moneyed buyers moving into condominium penthouses and luxury town homes.

The common ground between these urban moves is smaller footprints. In New York, the average size of a 2-bed, 2-bath condo is around 850 square feet. In Seattle, the average size is around 647 square feet. Space is definitely a premium, but the benefits of living an urban lifestyle do not mean you have to give up on things that make your life more enjoyable.

Concord TV Lift Cabinet

The makers of TVLiftCabinets.com find that many people come to them because wall space can be a problem in urban settings. Often the largest spaces are near or in front of windows, and they don’t want a television permanently mounted in front of their precious lighting source. They also don’t want to downsize their televisions – they’ve gotten used to high definition viewing and there’s no going back. TVLiftCabinets.com offer the best of both worlds for people who want smart designs – Amish-crafted cabinetry when you’re not watching your favorite program and smart-lift technology that appears on command.

One of the most popular contemporary styles is the Concord, offering tons of space-saving features for electronics, and drawers for storage.

Hiding Your TV in Your Dresser Adds Space

We’ve talked about it before on this blog, but it is becoming increasingly popular to completely move away from a dresser altogether and use hanging storage in your closet for your clothing needs. When it all comes down to it, you can make significantly more space in your room by going through those clothes that you don’t ever wear and paring down your wardrobe to the necessities.

The free space in your bedroom can go to much better use! This creative individual built his own TV lift cabinet with help from some contractors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZPqfXV4lJsFor some people, wanting to own a TV without having to look at it when it’s not in use is a requirement.

For those that don’t have the technical know-how, aesthetic sensibility or creativity necessary to pull off a project like this by themselves, there is always TVLiftcabinet.com. Not only do we offer numerous different styles of lifts and TV lift cabinets, we can also work with you to figure out exactly what you need and want to occupy the free space in your bedroom. We have design experts who can help you find exactly what you are looking for and can even replicate the look of the dresser you’re replacing. The best part, of course, is that our cabinets come fully-assembled and ready to use. No ingenuity required.

In a lot of cases, people don’t want to completely forgo the storage that they would be giving up by replacing their dresser with a TV lift cabinet. Fortunately, it’s not a “one or the other” type of exchange. For example, many of our TV lift cabinets have built in storage with premium ball-bearing drawers, so really the sacrifice of space by the new cabinet is minimal. This type of upgrade can really turn your bedroom into a place where you can truly relax without the distractions of the outside world.  

As an added bonus, you can save $125 off your next purchase with promo code: BLOG125

Happy Holidays!

More NEW cabinets – Check out Suite and Estancia!

Continuing the new TV lift cabinet introductions from last week, here are Suite and Estancia! Both cabinets are Amish-made right here in the USA.

Modeled after our extremely popular Carousel TV lift cabinet, Suite is designed to run the entire width of a king sized bed making it more of a TV lift footboard than a TV lift cabinet. Suite has a cubby for your electronics and built in storage at each end of the unit. Currently available in a rich Coffee finish, Suite will soon come in 3 more finishes just like Carousel – Espresso, White and Black. Click here for all the details!

 

With intricate door moldings and ornate hardware, Estancia makes a beautiful addition to traditional décor. Finished in warm Rich Tobacco, Estancia can hold up to most 60” TVs. Think Estancia would look great in your living room? Click here!

More NEW cabinets – Check out Suite and Estancia!

Continuing the new TV lift cabinet introductions from last week, here are Suite and Estancia! Both cabinets are Amish-made right here in the USA.

Modeled after our extremely popular Carousel TV lift cabinet, Suite is designed to run the entire width of a king sized bed making it more of a TV lift footboard than a TV lift cabinet. Suite has a cubby for your electronics and built in storage at each end of the unit. Currently available in a rich Coffee finish, Suite will soon come in 3 more finishes just like Carousel – Espresso, White and Black. Click here for all the details!



 

With intricate door moldings and ornate hardware, Estancia makes a beautiful addition to traditional décor. Finished in warm Rich Tobacco, Estancia can hold up to most 60” TVs. Think Estancia would look great in your living room? Click here!

More NEW cabinets – Check out Suite and Estancia!

Continuing the new TV lift cabinet introductions from last week, here are Suite and Estancia! Both cabinets are Amish-made right here in the USA.

Modeled after our extremely popular Carousel TV lift cabinet, Suite is designed to run the entire width of a king sized bed making it more of a TV lift footboard than a TV lift cabinet. Suite has a cubby for your electronics and built in storage at each end of the unit. Currently available in a rich Coffee finish, Suite will soon come in 3 more finishes just like Carousel – Espresso, White and Black. Click here for all the details!



 

With intricate door moldings and ornate hardware, Estancia makes a beautiful addition to traditional décor. Finished in warm Rich Tobacco, Estancia can hold up to most 60” TVs. Think Estancia would look great in your living room? Click here!

Need Help Selecting Your TV Lift Cabinet?

Selecting furniture for your home can be stressful, especially if you are selecting furniture online.  However, here at TVLiftCabinet.com, we have been successfully selling TV lift consoles online for more than 10 years.  What is the secret to our success?

The secret is making sure our customers feel comfortable shopping with us.  How do we achieve this?  Well, for starters we provide helpful tools to assist our customers with their decision making process.  We can send wood stain samples on any of our TV lift cabinets to our customers.  By having the samples in hand at their homes, our customers can determine if the color will work with their home décor.

We also provide detail dimension drawings on all our TV lift cabinets.  The drawings can be found under the Specification Tab on each product page.  Below is a screenshot demonstrating where to locate drawing on our website.

Having the interior and exterior dimensions on a cabinet can help customers determine whether the cabinet will work in the space they had in mind and whether their electronic equipment will fit in storage space compartments.  If customers are still unsure whether cabinet will work within their home, we recommend using cardboard and building a rough model cutout of the TV lift console dimensions.  While one person holds the cardboard model up, another person can stand back and see if the dimensions will work within space.

Customers can also call us at 877-377-5435 to speak to a live person.  It is always refreshing to have a knowledgeable Customer Service Representative there to assist you with your questions.

Ultimately, we are successful because we take the stress out of shopping for furniture.  We can achieve this by educating our customers on our products and offering them excellent customer service.

 
 
 
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