I have always been in charge of all of the decisions about designing our homes. That includes not only home decor and where to display each piece of furniture, but it includes paint colors, curtains, and flooring. We were very careful when chatting with the architect about what we wanted in our home. We got the plans back and were both blown away by what she drew up for us. It included the two pantries, which I never once thought of. And the layout was exactly what we wanted. Which was an older home layout and not open concept. Since everything was ultimately up to me, I studied those plans over and over. I even walked my fingers across the pages through the exterior doorways, and even the doorways of each room and thought meticulously where we would place each piece of furniture. It wasn’t until we moved into our home that I realized one mistake we made when building.
Remember.. we lived in Deb’s workshop, aka the cottage, for 1.5 years before building. And once our home was ready, we moved into it and took a few days to do so. The very first night we stayed here, we immediately noticed the mistake when we jumped into bed. The frame TV that we had mounted above the fireplace was beautiful and exactly the look we wanted. However, we couldn’t see it from our bed. I was completely shocked that I didn’t catch that because I walked my fingers through each room a hundred times.
Now, we don’t watch a lot of television. We do more so in the winter, because during the summer months we are outside until late. But when we do, we would like to see it. Ha! In my opinion, there is nothing like watching tv from bed when you are hunkered down during a huge snowstorm. The Frame TV hugs the wall so it looks like a picture. So other than having the audio/visual place rewire everything, we thought we had to live with it. Deb did some research and found out that we could actually install a tv mount for our television that may work.
The first one she tried was one that swiveled out from the wall and also side to side. However, you had to do that all by hand. The mount was so tight and rigid that we practically pulled the television off of it every time we tried to move it. Back to the drawing board.
Deb found a tv mount that is perfect for the Frame TV. I should say perfect in the fact that it swings out from the wall and is controlled with a remote. So there are no worries of pulling our television off of the wall when trying to move it. And, we can finally SEE the television from bed.
However, there are a few drawbacks. The tv no longer lays flat against the wall like a picture would. It sticks out a few inches, but with the picture displayed, I doubt anyone would think anything of it. And, you can see the bracket on the one side. Since I always have decor on my mantels, I will be able to disguise that pretty well.
The remote allows you to program 2 different settings. So we have one set to come out to the desired position for viewing while laying in bed. And the other position is closing it from the first setting.
All in all, I’m happy that we can finally see the television from bed since it’s been a year that we couldn’t. Ha! I wanted to share how nice this adjustable tv mount is with you all in case you are in the same boat.