I'm having a wardrobe fitted in the master bedroom of our house, and I'm in a bit of a conundrum as to where I'm going to put the TV. The room itself isn't big, when the wardrobe's fitted it will look something like this:
The wardrobe isn't going to be big enough to fit the TV inside as well as having enough room for the storage we need. The TV size is 40", we watch a lot of TV in the bedroom and, while I wouldn't mind if I had to reduce the size a little (perhaps as low as 32"), I'd prefer not to have the extra expense.
We've looked over several solutions but unable to find anything suitable.
- Wall-mounted, swivel TV bracket
We feel this would look untidy as we have several boxes connecting (Sky box, blu-ray) with wires. A wireless HD solution would fix this too, but again, it's even more expense.
- Ceiling mounted TV lift
This is the dream solution, but those things are ridiculously expensive.
- Ottoman with TV lift
Slightly cheaper than the ceiling mount idea, but taking extra space at the end of the bed and shrinking the available floor space.
- Bed with TV lift at the foot
We have a really nice bed and we're reluctant to change it. Of course, this is also an expensive option.
I had an idea of my own, but I'm not sure how viable it is. I wondered if there were any mounts which would allow the TV to lift up into a horizontal position and slide backwards into the wardrobe, laying flat on a shelf above the hanging rails. This would mean we would have to live without sliding doors, but it seems like a neat solution to the problem. I've seen this bracket, but it's only for small TVs.
Does anyone have any better ideas, or a way to implement my own idea?
The dimensions of the nook, which will effectively be the external space of the wardrobe, are about W74" x D36" x H95".