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Creating the perfect bedroom sanctuary

Vera Wang once said, “My bedroom is my sanctuary. It’s like a refuge, and it’s where I do a fair amount of designing – at least conceptually, if not literally.” And she’s not the only one. More and more people are spending time, money and energy on turning a place of sweet dreams into a place of relaxation, peace and respite. It’s easier than you think.

First, make sure your bed is appropriately sized for your bedroom. It is the primary focal point of the room and should have space on either side to help people move freely in the space. A tented or canopy bed is a bit more luxurious than one with a wooden or upholstered headboard. For those who like to read or watch television in bed, soft headboards are just the ticket. Others prefer lots of pillows, hiding functional pillows behind more luxurious shams (or under the bed in containers).  Then, it’s a matter of your personal taste when it comes to linens that can help set the mood for the room. For respite, choose solid colors instead of busy patterns (in neutral or tranquil tones). Experts recommend avoiding bold colors.

Crystal Pointe 360 Swivel TV Lift Cabinet

The Crystal Point style with swivel is one of the most popular units for bedroom sanctuaries.

Furniture placement comes next. Be sure to select other furniture to fit the size of the room. Always arrange furniture with adequate spacing between pieces and maximum the utility of each piece. In a small room, you might consider investing in a TVLiftCabinet to provide additional storage, as well as access to a television to view at your leisure.

Some of the most popular cabinets, according to Rob Buehl, CEO of TVLiftCabinets.com, are Crystal Pointe, Carousel, and Prism. “Most people like to have the option to watch television while they’re relaxing and our cabinets are perfect for giving people options of when they’d like to watch and when they’d prefer more open space at the end of the bed. And the foot-of-the-bed lifts with four-side finishes mean that you’ll have a beautiful cabinet in your room at all times.”

Finally, choose the best lighting for your space. Whether it’s a chandelier, inset lights or more subdued lamps, choose the lighting that will create the atmosphere you crave when you enter your personal sanctuary.

It’s never been easier to have the bedroom of your dreams. Sleep well.

Customize Your Cabinetry in Style

Harbor – Antique White

“Have it your way.” isn’t just a popular tagline for a fast food company, it’s become a way of life for millions of people who want and expect the ability to customize every aspect of their home. According to Jeff Hallett, author of Megatrends, “the power has shifted from the producer to the consumer. Over the last 20 years, what’s been happening is that the consuming public has been getting smarter and smarter.”

And smart consumers demand more choice. Baby boomers, and the up-and-coming generations, are savvy, confident consumers who want what they want – especially when it comes to picking out home furnishings. Rob Buehl, CEO of TVLiftCabinets.com, says when he started his company, he wanted to make sure every customer could choose exactly what they want – every time.

“Size, style, finish – everything is customizable. Your vision. Your design. Whatever you want, our in-house designer will create exactly what you want,” says Buehl. “We’ll even send a color rendering of the product you’ve ordered approval before we start to build the cabinet.”

Homestead – Light Brown Oak

So, whether you prefer minimalism or Victorian, Mediterranean or rustic – or anything in between, you will always find the exact TVLiftCabinet you want to complement your décor´.



Feeling at home on the range…

Crystal Pointe TV Lift Cabinet

Thoreau once said, “in wildness is the preservation of the world,” and millions of people head for the wide open spaces each year seeking wilderness, beauty and family time. But for many people, going to the wild and “living” wild are two very different things. According to Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), there are nearly nine million RVs on the road.

The RVIA says that many of today’s campers expect deluxe amenities, both inside and outside. Many expect a resort-like experience when they stop, with tennis courts, swimming pools and golf nearby. Architects who design log cabins are also seeing an increase in demand for deluxe amenities in family-owned rustic cabins.

After spending the day hiking, fishing or exploring the great outdoors, people want to return to modern amenities, like full kitchens that include microwaves and living rooms that have modern electronics and full-size, flat-screen television sets.

Many people, especially those with young children, believe a fully-equipped log cabin or RV is just the ticket for comfort and relaxation. While space may be an issue for many of these facilities, one way to maximize both space and storage, would be considering a TVLiftCabinet, which hides the television when not in use and becomes a great storage resource for all DVDs, gaming paraphernalia and whatever you need to keep the kids occupied when they’re not outside enjoying all the beauty of the great outdoors.

So, by all means, enjoy the great outdoors and relax in style.

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.

Why Amish Quality Matters for your Home

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Dovetail Amish Craftsmanship

The Amish are known for a sentiment that if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. We couldn’t agree more, and that’s why TVLiftCabinet.com turned to Amish craftsmen in Ohio to create our beautiful cabinetry. One word comes to mind when our customers view their work: stunning.

We work with a small group of Amish craftsmen throughout Ohio’s heartland and are proud to say that

In recent years, woodworking has become a prime contributor to the Amish economy. Amish craftsmen are known for using old-world construction techniques, considerable attention to detail, eco-friendly finishes and running sustainable operations. Living in harmony with their environment is second nature for Amish families. They pass along their time-honored woodworking skills to the next generation, ensuring the quality that is Amish furniture will never diminish.
the majority of our cabinetry is made in the USA.

If you add an Amish TVLiftCabinet to your home, be sure to take care of it. We recommend that you occasionally wipe the surface clean with a damp towel. If you choose to use a polish or cleaner, stay away from ones that contain silicone or wax as it may build up on your finish.

Check Out the Latest Line of TV Lift Cabinets

Here at TV Lift Cabinet, we’re always trying out new things when it comes to color and design we’d like to use this space this week to bring your attention to a few new highlights in our catalog. 

The Chatham lift is available in black, brown, and white color schemes and features a 360 degree electric swivel cabinet. This cabinet is 100% wired and represents a great example of integrated component storage for your electronics. The classic styling looks great from any angle: at the foot of your bed, against the wall or free standing. Your remote control will even work through the cabinet with all components enclosed as a result of the built-in IR receiver. It even has a built in power receptacle.

The Homestead cabinet is now available in a light brown oak as well as a medium oak finish. This cabinet has a more rustic look and would be at home in a cozy, old-fashioned den. 

We’re proud of the “X” detail styling on the front panel is unique calls to mind the hand-crafted furniture of old. However, this cabinet has all of the

features of a modern piece of furniture as well. It can be scaled to hold a 60” flat screen above the three cabinet doors and drawers with pull-out shelves. It even has a removable wine rack.


Our Sanctuary TV lift cabinet is available in black, brown, and espresso finishes and is designed with a sleek, modern look in mind. With two large paneled doors, this cabinet demonstrates smooth, crisp lines that look at home in any living room, den or, or guest room. One of the three colors will fit in with just about any décor theme. Inside this minimalist cabinet, all of the features you’ve come to expect from TV Lift Cabinets are concealed, including cable management, a power receptacle for the TV, and outboard manual controls and surge protection. 

Save $125 off the Chatham, Homestead or Sanctuary tv lift cabinets today with promo code:  BLOG125
 
 
 
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