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Friday, March 26, 2010

Mounting Your TV to a TV Lift

Customers frequently say that they are not sure if they can mount their TV to the lift. How difficult is it they ask?

Mounting a TV to our TV Lifts is extremely easy. All of the tools to mount the TV are included (one wrench, two bolts, and some spacers). Simple! We made it so simple, it is almost impossible to make a mistake.

How long you ask? We have timed a few couples on how long it takes them from disconnecting the TV base to finishing the mount to the lift. Average times are 30 minutes.

Still intimidated, purchase our 'Premiuim Tech Install' and we will mount the TV and your equipment.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Product Focus: Banyan Creek TV Lift Cabinet

If you are thinking about adding a TV lift cabinet to your home, may we recommenced the Banyan Creek TV lift model?

The Banyan Creek TV lift cabinet is expertly finished in a warm brown that compliments the grain of the wood.  It is a beautiful addition to any home or office.

This particular model also allows for a great deal of customization.  Not only are there ample drawers and compartments for all of your audio and visual devices, but our infrared remote technology actually allows you to use your remote without opening the cabinet doors.   Our system actually relays the remote control command from your remote and into the cabinet, making things more convenient for you.

Also, the center cabinet door panels are exchangeable.  The model comes with wooden panels, glass panels, and speaker cloth panels so that you can customize the look of your piece of furniture.

So if you are considering a TV lift cabinet, make sure to check out the Banyan Creek model, available at Import Advantage.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Save Some Space!

So you've been to the Import Advantage website and you are intrigued by the idea of a TV lift cabinet.  You like the convenience of being able to lower your television into the safety of the entertainment center.  You like being able to have the decision to control what is on top of your cabinet.

But you realize that most of the TV lift cabinets are pretty big.  These serve as a nice entertainment centers, but perhaps you were looking for something for a bedroom or an office.  Perhaps you were looking to add other pieces of furniture and needed a smaller unit.

We've got you covered.

If you want the same convenience and safety that a TV lift cabinet provides, but takes up a smaller space, consider a Foot of the Bed TV Lift.  These lifts are more akin to dressers.

These units are beautifully finished and several colors of wood are available so that you can match the TV lift to your home décor.  Make sure to check out all of the selections at Import Advantage.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Making Your Furniture - Including Those Hand Me Downs - Work

Have you been fortunate enough to inherit some of the furniture in your home? If so, lucky you! You probably have some beautiful, hand-crafted heirloom pieces, handed down throughout your family, with wonderful stories and memories attached to each! And what about you partner? Did they also inherit meaningful pieces from well-intended relatives? Again – lucky you! Or, maybe not…

Of course you love the connection and sentiment each piece brings to you, your family, and your home, but “too many hand-me-downs” can make your décor appear like something Sybil (from the 1976 biographical film about a girl who had multiple personalities?) might have created! Yikes! What to do?

While it may be difficult to integrate Great Aunt Edna’s pristine mahogany curio cabinet with Great Uncle Frank’s pine wagon-wheel coffee table – all within the confines of your family room, help is here...in the form of TV lift technology!

State-of-the-art TV lifts bring your family room into the 21st century – regardless of the era of all of the rest of your furniture!

TV lift technology allows you to remotely “raise” your TV from a cabinet or console when its time for TV watching. When TV time is over, the TV lift quietly lowers the TV (and all its accoutrements – cable box, DVD player, wires, etc.) back into its “hiding place” within the cabinet/console.

TV lift cabinets and consoles are available in hand-crafted designs, made from fine wood, including cherry, oak, pine, and yes – even mahogany (to coordinate with the Aunt Edna’s curio!) This beautiful new cabinet/console will complement your inherited heirloom pieces; not compete with them! Because each cabinet is custom-made for your TV, space, and décor, specific design elements that you may already have integrated in other pieces of furniture can be incorporated into your TV lift cabinet/console as well!

Investment protection is another benefit of TV lift technology. Because the TV itself is bolted to the TV lift, it cannot be easily jostled. Furthermore, since the TV “disappears” into the cabinet when not in use, there is little chance for the screen to be scratched or smudged.

With TV lift technology and the customization it offers, you no longer have to “think twice” before accepting (furniture) pieces of family history!

Time to Spring Clean Your Entertainment Center!

Spring is still a little ways away, but why not get yourself in the mood by starting a little spring cleaning?  It would be better to get it done now while the weather is still less than pleasant.  You wouldn't want to spend the first nice day of spring inside scrubbing and sweeping.

If you do plan on getting a head start, don't forget to clean an important part of your home that often gets overlooked:  your entertainment center.  Below are a few tips to consider so that you can make your entertainment center both clean and organized.

1)Take Stock:  Most people keep their DVD/VHS/Blue-Ray Disc collection in their entertainment centers.  Take some time to make sure that all of the actual discs are in their right box and that all the boxes are in their right spot. Perhaps you could go through your collection and remove the movies that you don't want as often and move them to a storage location. Keep your center up to date with your current trends.

2)Check Behind:  You'd be surprised at what you might find behind your entertainment center. Pull your unit away from the wall and make sure to clean whatever you may find.

3)Dust:  This is important.  Dust build ups can contribute to you getting sick.  To fight this, you'll need to dust everywhere.  This means actually removing everything in or on your entertainment center and really giving the whole unit a good dusting.  This will keep your house clean and your family healthy.

If you are the kind of person who doesn't have the time to do a full-scale spring cleaning, then at least try to accomplish these three tips.  They are important and will help you feel better about your home.