Mila Avdotya Media Storage January 23rd, 2018 - 08:37:58
Built-ins give a house a sense of solidity and permanence. They lend variety and character to an interior reduce clutter and make the walls appear thicker — which makes the house feel much more substantial.
Media armoires worked great back in the day of analog TVs. Close the doors to hide the electronics and open them to watch. Those were simpler times. But today flat-panel TVs are put on display more often than not. Mounting on walls or being set on top of consoles can actually complicate matters since remote controls typically use infrared signals to communicate with the devices. The little red light needs to be pointed directly at the component to change the channel turn up the audio or pause the movie. A solid surface blocks this communication.
Modern media centers rather than full-height cabinets to enclose the TV often simply surround the TV with a wall of floating shelves to help visually distract from the screen while adding useful storage (which often would be filled with DVDs in the past but are more often just decorative in the age of streaming).
It makes your entertainment life simple and convenient - Stop spending all of your time running throughout your apartment frantically digging through dirty clothes looking for the CD you want to play when your girlfriend gets there! While you might not have it that bad a centralized digital storage solution can make feeding your home theater or digital DJ system as simple as flipping the cabinet door open to your very own personal digital media Mecca.
To take a less hypermodern approach place a TV in a full bookshelf system (rather than free-floating minimalist shelves) to create a more transitional look. Encasing the TV in custom framing helps it blend even further into the casework so only the essential screen is visible (and not shiny brand names). Keep in mind that a frame will block the remote receiver so you may need a device to reroute the signal from a receiver tucked on a nearby shelf.
Designate a room. For those with the space to spare nothing beats having a separate cinema room in your own home. It’s a surefire way to make any film night you host unforgettable. Be warned though: Your guests will be so impressed you might have a hard time convincing them to leave!