Remember that TV bed you bought almost a decade ago? It was probably the pinnacle of luxury back then, but, like all things, TV beds have evolved, and yours might need an upgrade. Don’t fret! Here’s your guide on how to dispose of an old TV bed.
Why Upgrade Your TV Bed?
Have you ever had that moment when you're watching a blockbuster and you wish the audio was just... more? Many modern TV beds, also known as media beds, have gone beyond just a mere TV popping out at the foot of the bed and are more akin to a full media unit and sound system that just happens to be a bed.
Features of Modern TV Beds
Remember when having a built-in TV was the height of luxury? The new generation of TV beds offers much more.
Sub-woofers and Sound Bars
Imagine feeling the depth of every beat while lying in bed. Modern TV beds come with built-in sub-woofers and sound bars that elevate your movie nights to a cinema-like experience.
Surround Sound Technology
No more needing external speakers that clutter your room. The latest TV beds come with surround sound technology, immersing you in a 360-degree auditory experience.
Signs Your TV Bed Needs an Upgrade
Now, you may wonder, does my TV bed really need an upgrade? But if we assume that your TV Bed is ten years old or over, it's fair to say it's probably seen better days.
Age of the TV Bed
If your TV bed is over ten years old, chances are, it's missing out on some of the latest features. Most modern media beds now come with BlueTooth technology as well as surround sound which turns your bed into a full entertainment hub.
How to Dismantle an Old TV Bed
Before you get your hands on the latest TV bed, you need to get rid of the old one. But how?
Always unplug any electrical components before starting. And if you're unsure about something? It’s best to consult the manual or call in a professional.
Steps to Dismantle a TV Bed
- Start by removing the mattress.
- Disconnect and remove the TV.
- Unscrew and remove any attached sound systems or peripherals.
- Dismantle the bed frame, starting with the headboard and moving downwards.
Want to dispose of the bed now? Don’t just throw it away! Here's what you can do:
Recycling the TV Bed
Many components, like the metal frame or electronic parts, can be recycled. Contact your local recycling centre or local authority to find out more.
Donating the TV Bed
If it’s still in good shape with a little wear and tear, consider donating it. There might be someone out there who’d appreciate it and many charity shops arrange free collection on bulky items of furniture.
TV beds have transformed from simple luxury to an immersive experience. If your TV bed is showing its age, why not consider upgrading to enjoy the latest features? At TV Beds Northwest we’re proud to be one of Kaydian’s exclusive partners and we’re delighted to be the only supplier of the Titan Ottoman TV Bed. And when it comes to disposing of your old one, do it responsibly and reuse and recycle where you can.