Freestanding TV Lift Cabinets
What’s included with the Freestanding option on our TV Lift Cabinets?
At Wildwood TV Lift Furniture, our most popular line of furniture is our TV lift cabinets. These incredible pieces combine the aesthetic appeal of high-end cabinetry with the clever functionality of a TV lift, providing you with the freedom to completely conceal your TV when not in use. Our TV lift cabinets are available in several styles, catering to a variety of preferences, and offer multiple options, including color, size, storage, and mechanism. One of the more popular options is to make the cabinet freestanding. This article will delve into what is included with the freestanding option and when to use it.
What Comes with the Freestanding Option?
When you choose the freestanding option with your Wildwood TV lift cabinet, you get three distinct upgrades:
- 360º swiveling mechanism
- Increased depth (for Basic and Basic Plus cabinets)
- Decorative back
Each of our TV lift cabinets comes with our Deluxe mechanism, but when you upgrade to the freestanding option, you receive the 360-Degree Swiveling mechanism. This is a significant functional upgrade because it allows you to watch TV from anywhere in the room. Once the TV is raised to the desired height, it can rotate 180 degrees in either direction, providing you with the freedom and flexibility to enjoy your favorite shows and movies regardless of your location in the room.
All of our TV lift cabinets come standard with a flat back panel. This is ideal when your cabinet is up against a wall so that no one sees the back of it. However, with the freestanding option, we fully finish the back of the cabinet to match the front. It is stained or painted, with decorative trim applied to give it a completely finished look. With the decorative back, your freestanding TV lift cabinet is beautiful when seen from any angle in your room.
To ensure your freestanding TV lift cabinet is safe and stable in your home, our Basic and Basic Plus cabinets increase from 16” to 18” in depth. At this depth, there is no risk of tipping over with the TV fully raised. Our Storage and Media Console cabinets are 20” deep by default, so there is no need to increase the depth for those sizes.
When to Choose the Freestanding Option
As with any option, there are situations when the freestanding option makes sense and when it doesn’t. There are three scenarios in which the freestanding option is most common:
- There are multiple areas in the room where you would like to watch your TV.
- Your TV cabinet is not going against a wall it can be secured to.
- Your TV cabinet is going against your bed or the back of your sofa.
If any of these scenarios ring true for you, then the freestanding option is definitely something to consider. Our freestanding cabinets are stable without needing to be mounted to the wall, floor, or anything else for support. So, if the desired location for your cabinet isn’t against a stud wall, then this is the perfect solution. As mentioned earlier, the swiveling mechanism makes it possible for you to have a perfect view of your TV from anywhere in your room. This is especially common in bedrooms where you may want to watch TV in bed or in a sitting area. It is also prevalent in open floor plan homes where you want to be able to see your TV from either the kitchen or the living room.
A Few Things to Remember
If a freestanding TV lift cabinet is the right choice for you, then there are a couple of things that you need to plan for.
Your freestanding cabinet must be spaced away from the wall.
For the swiveling feature to function, your cabinet cannot be up against the wall because it needs room for the TV to swivel. If the cabinet were flat against a wall, then the TV would contact the wall as you try to swivel it, entirely eliminating the main benefit of the freestanding option.
Your TV cabinet will need to be plugged in.
Your TV, devices, and lifting mechanism all require electricity to operate, meaning that your cabinet needs to be plugged in. The cabinet has built-in power outlets for your TV and any devices, so the only thing you will need to plug into an outlet in your home is the cabinet itself. The cord usually runs out of a grommet hole towards the bottom right side of the back of the cabinet. You need to make sure that you have a plan for either running an extension cord to it or connecting it directly to the wall.
As a quick summary, the freestanding option for our TV lift cabinets ensures your cabinet is a minimum of 18” deep, provides a fully finished decorative back, and includes the swiveling mechanism. It is a great solution for spaces where you don’t have a wall to secure your cabinet to, and you want to have the freedom to watch your TV from multiple places in your room. If you choose this option, just remember that the swiveling function won’t work if the cabinet is against a wall, and you need to have a plan for where you are going to plug your cabinet in.
If you have any questions at all or are ready to purchase your freestanding cabinet, just give us a call at 801-901-8249.