Creating a custom entertainment center gives you ample storage space for books, CDs, and trinkets, and it also creates the perfect living room ambiance to suit your needs and tastes. Here are some tips to consider when it comes to designing your entertainment center from our Charlotte team at Closet & Storage Concepts.
An entertainment center is more than just a fancy cabinet to hold your large flat screen TV. It can also be used to display and/or store items. Consider what you want to use your entertainment center for before construction begins. If, for instance, you have a lot of books that you want to display in an attractive manner, you could have ample shelving for books of all sizes and shapes. On the other hand, if the main purpose of the unit is to hold a TV and make the living room look nice, then it is usually best to build an entertainment center with a minimalist design with plenty of cabinets to keep cords out of sight.
Don’t box yourself in when constructing a new entertainment center. You want it to not only meet today’s needs but also your future needs. Take some time to consider what you want your house to look like five or even ten years in the future. If you think you may need extra storage space in the future, have lower cabinets added to the design. If you are planning to sell the house at a later date, make sure the entertainment center will be both practical and attractive for future home buyers by sticking with warm neutral tones.
There are a number of different furniture trends at the moment. A rustic center with more grainy wood patterns is sure to look good in more traditional homes. Simple entertainment centers built around a wall-mount TV are perfect for contemporary living spaces. Using glass and a variety of materials can give a modern look to your home. In-cabinet lighting is ideal when displaying trinkets and photos. Choose a layout, cabinet style, color, and finish to match your home’s decor and make sure it fits the scale of your room!
Always take time to think, research, and plan when designing a built-in entertainment center. Doing so will ensure that your new center will meet your needs both now and in the future.