Save precious counter space by suspending a screen that works as a television and a computer monitor, keeping it a safe distance from the sink and the stove. The flat panel pulls down easily from its horizontal position under the cabinet. A fist-size swing-arm mount not only holds it in place but also hides cables and hardware and allows the screen to be rotated easily. A wireless keyboard and mouse are housed in a drawer retrofitted with hinges and glides on both sides. When the drawer is closed and the screen is flipped out of sight, there is no evidence of any electronics. The monitor connects to a laptop and a cable box that are placed in the closed cabinet above the counter, permitting television and Internet access and the screening of DVDs.
A recharging hub is crafted from two hinged boxes. A power strip is anchored inside the bottom box with Velcro fasteners. Cords are threaded through grommets to the top box, where cord hooks hold each device in place. The box is left open when recharging to avoid heat buildup.
A linen cupboard is fitted with a hydraulic lift that allows a flat panel to pop up from the back of it with the push of a button. The television is enclosed in a case, the top of which becomes part of the cupboard’s surface when the television is lowered. Yet there is still room inside the cabinet to store sheets and towels.