Call it what we may, Cathode Ray Tubes, CRT’s, The Tube or even just the good old ‘Box’ – the old large format televisions have gone the way of the dinosaurs and are a thing of the past.
Luckily for us it wasn’t a meteor strike that killed them off, rather evolution, specifically the advent of LCD, LED and Plasma TV’s which has meant that now, almost everyone owns a flat panel TV.
Flat TV’s have meant that we no longer need to dedicate an entire corner of a room to our AV equipment. Many people now use straight forward wall mounts to bring the TV up off the floor, others have full arms that allow the TV to leave the wall and move to different positions. However the new flat format, has lead to a surge in creative ways to hide your TV, and in this post, we present our top 5 cool new ways to keep your TV out of sight until you need it.
At Artaberry, we just love this super-smooth way of concealing your TV under a picture and then the fact that it put’s itself in exactly the right viewing position. It looks like the guys at Hidden Vision do a few types of these, but it’s the extended one that really does it for me – put a great US TV series on and I’m not sure I’d ever get out of bed or go to sleep for that matter!
The rapid drop in cost of ownership of flat TV’s mean that we own more and more of them these days, and the more of them we own, the more chance there is that one of them is going to develop a fault and break. And why does this always happen when the TV has just come out of it’s warranty period? The best way get round this by using a third party extended warranty product – most you have to pay for each item you want covered but we’ve found a tv warranty at warrantyshop.co.uk that covers every TV in your home, as well as loads of other audio-visual equipment and all the large appliances in your kitchen too.
Conceal it in an existing peice of furniture
Now you can go about this an awful lot of different ways – just make sure you don’t break your TV in the process! Personally I love the thrift store approach from my fellow blogger Laine, where she’s converted a redundant $10 cabinet below.
But you can go really high end with this and get a master craftsman to personally hand convert an old trunk – Chuck Zeller has done one pictured below – amazing but it’ll set up back some $
Hide it in a wall!
Finally if you really don’t want to know it’s there, hide your TV in a wall! Tom Stringer has given a wonderful example in the image below – make sure you leave plenty of space for your TV to swing aroud clear though so you don’t break it.