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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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