No matter how many reports come out about “how much TV” we watch, and “how bad it is for you,” your entertainment center is the most important piece of furniture in the home (keep in mind this is coming from a guy). It’s where we gather, “veg out”, have parties, or make sure the kids are watching appropriate programs. It is the center of our lifestyle, so don’t skimp on the most important room in your house. Face it, Flat panel televisions have changed our lives for the better and Entertainment Centers are still needed to dress up that focal point in your home.
There are several ways to position your flat panel TV. You can rest it on a stylish credenza, hang it on the wall with the credenza underneath it. Or, buy a complete entertainment center to house your TV, speakers and electronics. I have friends that have a credenza for speakers and center channel but put all of the other electronics in a nearby coat closet (because who needs a coat closet in Phoenix right?).
There are so many variations for your TV room so talk to a professional home theater consultant before you make a purchase. At Stone Creek Furniture, we have been building entertainment centers and TV stands going on twenty years. Our sales consultants can help you determine your needs and desires for this special room in your house. Yes my friend, the days of a plank on cinder blocks are over. Make that TV room special and you won’t regret it.
Here are some tips before you come in to the store, do a little drawing of the room and the wall you want your TV on measuring the entire length of the wall, outlets, windows and doorways. Let us know your ceiling height. If you have a cathedral ceiling and stairway coming down into the room, you’ll definitely want the unit to have a finished top. If you are the type of person that likes the “latest and greatest TV”, then you want your entertainment center to have a wainscoted panel instead of an enclosed picture frame, so when the size of your flat panel changes, you can still use the same entertainment center. Rebuilding the frame or buying a new media cabinet can be very costly. You can find more tips and a gallery of entertainment centers at www.stonecreekfurniture.com