Your Entertainment Center: Standard or Something More?

A new car comes standard, or you can have power windows, an mp3 player and a GPS. A new house can come standard or you can have hardwood floors, air conditioning and bay windows. Accessories often make a good purchase into a great purchase. If you’re in the market for a new home entertainment center, make sure to consider all the bells and whistles that can make or break your choice.

Top Home Entertainment Center Features

Drawers with DVD or CD slots: Especially if you have a music center in addition to your television and DVD player in your entertainment center, having a place to put all your favorite DVDs and CDs makes a world of difference.

Shelves for speakers: Adding full music capability with capacity for speakers is the difference between a TV stand and an entertainment center. External speakers also enrich your viewing experience.

Adjustable shelves: Like people, TVs come in many different shapes and sizes. Adjustable shelves allow you to store things above shorter TVs or make more space in your entertainment center for taller screens.

Doors and closeable panels: Doors and panels can change the feel of a room in addition to hiding tacky collections of DVDs and CDs behind beautiful wood paneling. They can also give you a break from the television screen while allowing you to enjoy your entertainment center as a piece of furniture. Make sure that any doors fold in flush to the TV so they don’t block side views of the screen.

Deep shelves: Be wary of deep shelves in entertainment centers. Most new TV screens a relatively thin, and deep shelving might block some of your view of your screen. Check to see if your entertainment center has a platform or an arm that slides out to maximize viewing angles.

An Entertainment Center Solution

Changing television styles have changed the face of the American entertainment room over the decades. At California Closets, our Design Consultants will help you put it all away, hide those cords, turn the pandemonium into peace, and make this all important room an area you are proud to showcase.