The Perfect Solution to Hide Your TV is Here, and It’s Awesome!

Many people don’t want to look at a large, bulky electronic device on their wall. Thankfully, because of mirror televisions, this common problem is solved!

By Tina Jepson
With inspiration from Elizabeth Goldfeder of Reflectel

 

Over the past decade or so, televisions have become bigger. In fact, that might be the understatement of the year!

 

In 2009, 32% of the televisions sold were 40 inches or more. In 2016, that number soared to a whopping 76%! As technology continues to develop, people everywhere are expected to continue buying larger and larger televisions. But as TVs grow in size, they naturally take up an increasingly substantial amount of space in our homes — and that’s not always a good thing for aesthetics!

 

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My own family just experienced the repercussions of this trend ourselves. We couldn’t wait to splurge on a brand new 52-inch TV. However, as soon as we placed the unit on top of our mantle, we knew something wasn’t quite right. It was too bulky and took away from the character of our room. Simply put, it was an unattractive distraction.

 

Thankfully, your television experience doesn’t have to be like mine. Why? Because of the technological advances in mirror TVs by companies like Reflectel. I’m still in awe of the product Reflectel has made available to consumers, and I know you’re going to fall in love with their innovative mirror TVs as well.

 

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To help you get a better grasp on this emerging technology, we talked with Reflectel’s owner: frame and glass expert Elizabeth Goldfeder.

 

In a Nutshell, What Exactly is a Mirror TV?

A mirror TV is just that, a television that doubles as a mirror when it’s not in use. Using the best televisions, glass, and framing materials on the market, Reflectel is able to create a truly customized television that doubles as art.

 

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In Elizabeth’s own words, mirror TVs are the ideal way to blend form and function within your home. When the mirror television is in use, you’d never believe that it is anything other than a luxury TV. Once it’s turned off, it’s a “handsome piece of decor” ideal for above the mantel or situated in your master bedroom.

 

Are There Limitations with Mirror TVs?

Remarkably, mirror televisions appear exactly like a regular television when in use. Reflectel uses the latest in television technology and premium glass to create a stunning picture quality.

 

Mirror televisions are entirely customizable from the frame itself to the size of the mirror. Whether you’re looking for a small unit next to your bathtub or a large piece for your living room wall, Reflectel can make it work.

 

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What Does the Purchasing & Installation Process Look Like?

Begin the mirror TV customization process by selecting your frame. After all, frames are Elizabeth’s specialty (she’s operated GK Framing, an archival framing company, for over 30 years!)

 

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When you work with Reflectel, you have many framing options, including:

  • Industrial and Forged Metal
  • Varnished Heirloom Wood Profiles
  • Sumptuous Gilded Profiles: Either Contemporary or Traditional

 

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From there, select one of the two mirror television glasses available:

 

  • Reflectel View: State of the art viewing with 70% picture transmission and the highest quality glass available, the view model is ideal for living rooms and bedrooms. According to Elizabeth, Reflectel View produces the brightest TV picture possible.

 

  • Reflectel Spa: When you’re relying more on the mirror aspect than the television (such as in bathrooms), the spa option is your best bet. It has 30% picture transmission and 70% reflectivity.

 

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Once you hammer down the details, Reflectel’s team will manufacture, deliver and install the product. For reference, the average turn-around for a finished mirror TV is between 4-12 weeks.

 

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Easy peasy!

 

Are Mirror TVs the Future?

Absolutely! As our televisions grow in size, the need to accommodate them in our homes also increases.

 

But many people don’t want to look at a large, bulky electronic device on their wall. Thankfully, because of mirror televisions, this common problem is solved!

 

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Moving forward, Reflectel has plans to continue pushing the boundaries to help homeowners, hotels, and businesses find the perfect entertainment solution for their space. Elizabeth and her team are optimistic that newer technologies like touch screens and smart televisions will be available in the near future.

 

If you’re in the market for an alternative way to incorporate a television as decor in your home or business, give Reflectel a call. They’re motivated to help you beautify and personalize your home by offering a wide array of frames for every style and glass for every room and space you have.

 

Don’t you just love technology and innovation? I do!

 

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