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Should You Invest in a Media Wall?

One of the problems many homeowners face is the clutter of electronics and the accompanying accessories. A media wall can help reduce clutter though and keep everything in its place. It will also give your room a focal point by harmonizing with the furniture thus giving a feeling of warmth and hominess. So what is involved in adding a media wall to your home?

modern-media-centerFirst, you want the wall to match the architecture of the home. By matching the trim and whatever woodwork that is throughout the house, the media wall will look as if it’s always been there. You may also want a design that has a base and an upper cabinet to break up the solid mass. Plus, it will accommodate more storage that way.

The bottom of the unit can be fitted with doors or drawers to conceal any electronics or accessories for a clutter free look. For the base of the cabinet, you may want to go about 36 inches for height, with a depth of about 20-24 inches.

Second, for the upper shelves, they can range in height from 12-14 inches deep depending upon what you’re planning to use them for. Books can be arranged on these shelves as well as knick-knacks and other treasured items.

Now your TV, when sitting on the base of the component may stick out slightly. Also if you put it behind a door, you will want some type of ventilation so that it doesn’t over heat. You can have the doors fitted with grilles or even speaker cloth to help with this. Another option is to have a fan controlled by a thermostat so that when the temperature of electronic components rises, the fan will kick on to cool the electronics down.

You can install a media wall yourself, but hiring a professional cabinetmaker is a better option if you are unsure. A professional may have more ideas about ventilation, wiring and even lighting too.

So a media wall may be something that you want to invest in for a cleaner, less cluttered look in your living room.

Why Own a Custom Media Center

media-center-roomWith all the ready-made media centers at the Big Box centers, why should you own a custom made media center? There are a various number of reasons, and you may be surprised at some of them:

  • Your living room is the center of your entertaining whether it’s just for you or for friends and family. Sometimes the size and shape of your living room can cause problems for the arrangement of furniture though. So a pre-made media center may look cumbersome or just out of place. But a custom media center will give you both the right look and the right feel for your room. It is a piece which is made to fit in your room, not a piece which the room is made to fit to.
  • Therefore; a customized media center also can solve any concerns about spacing. Now whatever media components you have may look awkward or too bulky for the space you have. Having a media center made to your specifications will fit with all your media components though and still maximize the space that you have.
  • Organization is also a key factor in favor of a custom media center. So when you order it, you can choose how many shelves you want and what individual compartments will be needed for storage and organization needs. This will make the entertainment center better to fit your individual needs.
  • With a customized media center, you can hide your TV when not in use with a touch of a button. Or maybe you want some intricate backlighting to set the mood. This can be done too. Also you can have a media center made with doors that hide everything from sight when not in use or have doors made that only hide what you want to hide out of sight whenever you choose.

So a customized media center can be a beautiful piece of furniture which can add both utility and that touch of luxury to your living room which you want.