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Old 25-06-2019, 07:35   #1
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Off the wall entertainment unit

We have finally sold our house and made an offer (accepted) on a penthouse apartment in Torquay, to which we plan to retire in a few months. For a 2-bed flat it is quite spacious and ergonomically very well designed. The only awkward issue is the layout of the master bedroom; the far wall on the side of the foot of the bed is occupied by 2 built-in sunken wardrobes on either side with the door of the en-suite between them. So, no place to put a TV/AV cabinet along that wall.

The orientation of the room is such that the bedroom furniture cannot be changed around but the aforementioned 'occupied' wall is a good 10 feet away from the foot of the bed. So, what we are looking for is a slim, off the wall 'entertainment stand' which can freestand between the wall and foot of the bed. But my online search thus far has come-up with a very limited choice, best being the Jalen unit on Wayfair online.

https://www.wayfair.co.uk/furniture/...-jsrt1141.html

Can anyone advice about dealers or outlets selling such items? I am prepared to spend up to £700 if the quality matches the price.
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Old 25-06-2019, 07:54   #2
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How about one of those units that the TV rises out of at the end of the bed? Smaller TV but closer to you.

Personally, I don't like a TV in the bedroom.
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A free standing thing would seem odd I think.

Have you thought about a false wall?
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Thanks people. Yes, I have seen those end of the bed ones but we both agreed that it was too close.

A false wall is not an option. But there are units like the one I posted which are designed to be free-standing. But thus far the choices that I have found are very few. I have seen one in someone's house that protected the back of the TV (thus preventing it from being knocked over while us senior citizens get up for pitstops in the night) but don't know where that is from. As they were patients, I cannot go back and ask.
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Well congrats, not sure how many threads we've followed on this over the years!

Something like this?

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Not sure why you'd need a huge entertainment unit in the bedroom, firstly as said, it'd look daft, but the age of massive equipment needed is a thing of the past. We just have a roku stick built in.

Alternatively IKEA sells plenty of things that'd work, they sell these shelves that are squares in various sizes, it's called a KALLAX, you could just slap a TV on it.
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Our TV stand in the kitchen is a Kallax - on castors and with drawers or cupboards built into the square holes to provide extra storage. And that's taking the weight of a 14 year old plasma!
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We just have the cloth boxes in ours, but it looks pretty neat and a little nicer than looking like you're having a videoconference in your bedroom
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a slim, off the wall 'entertainment stand' which can freestand between the wall and foot of the bed. But my online search thus far has come-up with a very limited choice, best being the Jalen unit on Wayfair online.
I imagine that something like this would look pretty ropey from the rear ? So facing you each time you emerge from the en suite. Maybe OK in a council flat, but not in a lux penthouse.
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I imagine that something like this would look pretty ropey from the rear ? So facing you each time you emerge from the en suite. Maybe OK in a council flat, but not in a lux penthouse.
Not necessarily. Perhaps the one shown in my link with the back if the TV exposed but I have seen one that is almost like a small false wall where the back is also very presentable. But that's the one I saw in someone's house and don't know the make or model.
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What about a small projector and screen that drops down?

Do you have a drawing or picture of the space?
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https://www.artisan-design.co.uk/tv-...ts-with-lifts/
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What about a small projector and screen that drops down?

Do you have a drawing or picture of the space?
No, neither of us like the drop down option.

As for the picture, yes it is on Rightmove etc but till we actually sign the contract, I do not want to post the details.

By the way, that link seems very very interesting, thank you basegreen

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Fair enough.

I’d say a custom end of bed ottoman type thing like that would work best.

Don’t forget to factor in sub carpet cabling
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For £700 it may be worth getting something custom made?
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If you're going bespoke, how about a leather or wooden trunk ? These are from a hotel I've worked at, where the TV is installed into the gas-lift lid.

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Is there no spare wall for mounting a TV? What AV do you need to cabinet exactly? These days there's not a lot which isn't in the TV already or can't be sandwiched between it and the wall. I have 32inch TV (not a smart TV) on my bedroom wall so I've added a Roku stick and a HDMI over Ethernet extender box to connect it to main tv downstairs, so I can play blu-ray's or satellite TV etc.
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Not a bad shout, you just need a massive oversize TV. 55inch won't be much anymore
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Is there no spare wall for mounting a TV? What AV do you need to cabinet exactly?
No, they layout of the bedroom is such that there is no spare wall. We want a TV between 32" and 42" for the bedroom with perhaps a good soundbar for movies, music etc. The 'cabinet' is to house the BD player.
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An update on this. We did another visit to the flat and the feeling was that free standing TV cabinet in the middle of the room would be awkward in relation to the doorway and also light from the windows. We therefore agreed that an "End of the Bed" cabinet would be more practical - not one with a lift but a proper bespoke one with some added space for speakers, BD player etc. We even found a highly recommended local joiner who has done lots of such cabinet work. (Peter Goss). Since we plan to put new kitchen cabinet doors and also a corner TV cabinet in the lounge, this works out fine with that company.

Only thing is, even with the actual TV some 18 inches beyond the end of the bed, we are probably looking at a maximum of a 37" screen? Otherwise it might be too close.
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