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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Brilliant!

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.

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



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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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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.

 
 
 
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