Help deciding how to make entertainment area work
skyeaussie
August 23, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We had to remove our oil tank that was behind the wall and have now gained this nook area for the tv. Trying to decide how to best finish this space. I will be getting new furniture/shelves etc, just not sure what is best. I want to maximize storage as well. The tv needs to be angled in the corner as it is in picture for best viewing. This nook is fairly deep and I want whatever is there to be flush to the front. Thanks!
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killershot
Do you live near an IKEA store? If so, have a look at the BESTA series for ideas. On line at www.ikea.com
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chemayne
Lucky you to have gained more storage space! I think it is worthwhile getting a custom built unit so that you plan your space according to your needs. Consider a swing out arm for the tv for viewing at all angles. Personally I would build in some doors to hide parts of the space (bottom 1/3?) and open display shelves for collectibles. Example:


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skyeaussie
Thanks! I thought about mounting the tv on the wall with a swing arm. That way it can be pushed back flat when not in use. Do you think I should come out the full depth of the nook?
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chemayne
That is better answered by the media pros on this site.
I see there is a duplicate thread running.
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skyeaussie
I'm not sure how the double happened. Got an error that said could not post at this time, then when I tried again there was 2!
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jkflag
FYI sort of off topic, but you could cut off the top of that yellowish cabinet and make a cute side table, tv table or wine storage rack. Good luck.
Also, I don't favor too much built in stuff because styles change with time, and it is easier to change furniture, but in your case, it does make sense.
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libradesigneye
Hang the television - and then find a deep cabinet that can run left to right in your niche. I think the yellowish cabinet is begging for an accent color - green would work in almost any color scheme - something like sw koi pond - to display some photos, books, objects of interest or a collection. Definitely belongs on a higher wall with that interesting capital - don't take it apart - would be darling near a casual dining room to store dishes, salt and pepper, placemats, cake stands, etc.
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skyeaussie
Thanks for advice! I have another wall between two windows that I will move that cabinet to. I have the matching desk as well. I'm going to paint all the walls a deep grey.
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