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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Celebrate the New Year!

A new year is almost upon us and it's time to start thinking about how you're going to make 2010 the best year for your home. Will you redecorate a room? Will you choose to remodel? Will you redo some hand-me down furniture? No matter what project you've decided to take on in your home when it comes to redecorating, remember that ImportAdvantage.com will be here to help when it comes time for you to pick out the right entertainment furniture, TV cabinets, or TV lifts.

Deciding to revamp and update your home entertainment center? Great! ImportAdvantage.com is ready to help out with a great selection of TV cabinets and lifts that are sure to please, especially in the upcoming year. With tons of styles to choose from, you won't have to worry about slipping out of trend either. These stylish and beautiful pieces of furniture are made to last, so you won't have to stress over replacing them come next year!

Start off the new year right by letting ImportAdvantage.com assist in any of your home redecorating or entertainment center upgrades. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Finding the Perfect TV Lift

Now that you’ve found your perfect television, where are you going to put it? Do you want to store it for safe-keeping when not in use? Then consider a TV lift. TV lift mechanisms can best be described as “now you see it…now you don’t” technology. Your television appears when you are ready to watch it, and disappears, safely, when you are done. Not only is this a space-saving option for your home or office, but it also allows the focal point of the room to be something besides the large-screen TV!

Furthermore, TV lifts add an element of safety to any room because, when not in use, the TV is out of sight – and reach – preventing damage to the TV AND anyone who accidentally bumps it, which could result in TV toppling and injury.

When researching TV lifts, the following should be considered:

  1. Structural Integrity: How is the TV lift manufactured? Are the parts plastic, synthetic or steel? After all, your television is an investment. You don’t want it to rest on parts that can wear and break over time.

  2. Mounting Method: Will your TV lift be mounted to a wall, ceiling, wall cabinet/console, foot-of-bed cabinet/console?

  3. Adjustable Height: Can your TV lift be “set” to consistently raise/lower to a specific height?

  4. Speed: How quickly will the mechanism lift/return the TV?

  5. Mechanical Mechanism: Which is more reliable for your TV lift: rack and pinion, scissor, or telescopic lift design?

  6. Motorization: Does your TV lift have a quiet motor with sufficient torque to handle the lifting requirements while meeting UL standards? Does it have safety features? (including thermal overload protection?)

  7. Noise: Is the TV lift mechanism quiet when lifting/retracting?

  8. Control Systems: How does the TV lift operate? For turn-key operation, look for computer chip-based technology that will provide the reliability and versatility to control the lift with radio remote control, infrared remote control or the ability to link the lift to a pre-existing home automation system.

  9. Cabinet Options: Is the TV cabinet/console made of real hardwood or prefabricated “wood-like” composite? Do you have a choice in wood types/colors? Can you choose a custom design for your cabinet?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Gift Yourself (and Your Family) With Something New After the Holidays

The holidays are here and you're bound to want to give you and you family a special gift before the season ends. After all, you've earned it after all of the craziness of the holidays! Give your family the gift of entertainment this year by buying a few DVDs, a new TV, or an even better TV Stand. Any of these gifts are sure to delight, plus, they add something special to your living room. Make sure that you don't miss out on some great deals this holiday season and spend your money on a gift that everyone in your home can enjoy. Get a new TV stand today at ImportAdvantage.com and feel free to go from there!

Don't want to replace your old TV? Then don't! Revamp it with your new stand. Don't want to spend a ton on new DVDs? Then don't! Try getting your DVDs used or signing up for a rental service like Netflix. Either way, a few new flicks on your TV will be sure to delight everyone in your home. So gather around your TV this winter and enjoy the gift of entertainment – no matter what its form!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gift Your Family with a New TV - and TV Stand!

The holidays are here and it's time for you to start thinking about how you're going to show your family just how much you care this year. Sure, you may have thought about sending everyone on a family vacation, but when it all comes down to it, right now that's just to expensive. So instead of stressing over finding the right kind of gift for the entire family, let ImportAdvantage.com help. This year, get your family a brand new TV, a DVD player, a few great movies, and a new TV Stand to put it all together.

Family gifts are always a challenge to think of, but when you give your family the gift of entertainment, you can be almost certain that everyone will have a happy holiday. From family movie nights to playing games up on the big screen, this fantastic package of gifts is a great way for families to save money on holiday shopping and instead invest in a gift that everyone can use. Plus, with great deals on movies, TVs, DVD players, and of course, TV stands, everyone can take advantage of some savings!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Keep Your Family Safe from TV Tip

Every day, approximately 40 young children are taken to hospital emergency rooms with injuries suffered as a result of a heavy piece of furniture falling on them? Furthermore, TV sets were the most common item associated with tip-over injuries to children.

Dr. Gary Smith, head of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, used data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to analyze injuries to children in the U.S. between 1990 and 2007. During that time, an estimated 264,200 furniture tip-over related-injuries occurred, which required trips to emergency rooms. According to the study, published in Clinical Pediatrics, three-quarters of the injuries were to children 6-years-old and younger, with 1- to 3-year-olds being the most vulnerable.

A TV tip-over typically occurs when a child attempts to climb onto furniture (or into a drawer of a dresser on which a TV sits), causing the furniture and/or TV to fall onto the child. The child may also attempt to grab a toy from the top of a TV, or to change a DVD in a player on the TV, causing those items to fall.

Skull fractures are a common type of injury from a falling TV, which can lead to a range of short-term, long-term, or lifelong disabilities (many of which require rehabilitation.) They can include problems with bladder or bowel control, lessened cognitive ability, and lessened ability to bathe, dress, walk, eat independently, hear, see, speak, or feel (due to nerve damage).

If this information is alarming to you, it should be. But there are things you can do to protect your children, as well as any beloved family member – including the 4-legged ones!

TV lift cabinets and consoles are a beautifully decorative and safe alternative to dangerous TV stands. With a remote control, the TV (and all of the equipment that accompanies it – cable box, DVD player, cords and wires, etc.) can be “lifted” from the cabinet/console when you are ready to use them. More importantly, however, is that they “disappear” back into the cabinet when TV time is over, keeping both your investment and your family safe and secure.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Update Your Home for the Holidays

Black Friday has come and gone but if you're like many people, you probably got a fabulous deal on a new flat screen TV – and now it's time to set it up in your home. Flat screen or plasma TVs make great family gifts as everyone can enjoy them, however, without the right setup, your new TV can end up being a hassle instead of a distraction from the holiday fuss. So, to make sure that you and your family can enjoy your new TV, be sure to check out the selection of TV lifts and TV stands at ImportAdvantage.com.

Made to complete your living room with the support and storage you need for your new TV, the TV lift stands and cabinets from ImportAdvantage.com are absolutely must-haves for when you need to redo your living room in order to fit your new TV. Plus, with tons of styles to choose from, you can be sure to find the perfect one for your TV, as well as for the theme of your home d├ęcor. Shop our selection today and get the right piece of furniture for your new TV.