Home entertainment centers occupy pride of place in any home and also serve as the gathering point in the evenings. Keeping these roles in mind, it is important you plan the associated furniture carefully.
First and foremost, you should give attention to the cabinets. Even though the concept of TV entertainment cabinets is a relatively new, there is a wide array of these cabinets on the market. Designed to support, protect, and stylishly display the electronic equipment, these come in various sizes and depths.
The primary cabinet in any entertainment center is the cabinet meant for the TV. The size of the TV can vary from the trim corner stands to room-spanning home theater units and it is obvious that the size of the cabinet will also vary accordingly. The size of the TV cabinets can be anything between 85 inches in length to 22 inches in depth.
As said, the TV cabinet is the primary cabinet and the associated cabinets for other equipment such as the PC and CD/DVD player are relatively smaller. Next, you also have to choose between glass doors and wood doors for the cabinets. If your equipment operates with a remote control, then choosing glass doors makes sense. You can also opt for glass coverings if you plan to put photos, decorative pieces, or books in the cabinets.
You can consider solid wood doors if you want to use the cabinets for a storage areas for CDs. Then, while deciding upon the doors, you also have to keep in mind that electronic equipment produces heat and if there is no space for the heat to defuse, it might ruin the sensitive circuit boards or the microchips within the equipment.
Also, you need to be careful about the design of the cabinets you choose. This is because technology is rapidly changing you must have room for new equipment.
While deciding on entertainment center furniture, keep in mind the furnishing and décor of the rest of the room so that the center blends in aesthetically rather than standing out awkwardly. Additionally, if you decide to opt for a custom made entertainment center, then try getting the cabinet designer or a professional designer to come to your home to take the measurements.
Finally, while considering home entertainment center furniture, keep in mind that places for equipment should be so designed that their wirings do not show.