Bud Dietrich, AIA
Architects & Building Designers
family dynamic - the family room contemporary-family-room

family dynamic - the family room

The family room receives light from three sides and is open to the kitchen. To keep the space less encumbered by furniture and more open we created a niche for the television and A/V equipment.

This project was featured in Trends magazine and you can visit http://tinyurl.com/3vubajm to see more photos including before shots.

Photography by Mike Kaskel

What Houzz contributors are saying:

A small, cantilevered micro-addition can house an entertainment center, such as this one inside a 30-inch by 11-foot bump-out. The room feels much larger and functions much better with all the electronics, speakers, television and cabinetry out of the way.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

romashka36 added this to Basement
last Friday
storage cabinetory
genotech added this to genotech's Ideas
February 25, 2015
Entertainment center
Jakan Janagadevan added this to Jakan Janagadevan's Ideas
February 13, 2015
abusse1 added this to Living room
January 17, 2015
Entertainment center
darowick added this to Theater
December 4, 2014
low and clean
kathyyang1 added this to like the kitchen table by the patio doors
November 7, 2014
Clean media center
charliethunder added this to charliethunder's ideas
October 8, 2014
sectional and wall unit
ctornallyay added this to downstairs
October 5, 2014
wall paint
Cindy Brophy added this to Dunlap House
October 2, 2014
Sleek and simple entertainment center
arocco85 added this to arocco85's Ideas
September 25, 2014
m_b_p added this to m_b_p's ideas
September 8, 2014
the outlook
tooleh added this to living room
September 6, 2014
entertainment center
docanashah added this to docanashah's ideas
August 19, 2014
dawnwilsondesign added this to dawnwilsondesign's Ideas
August 4, 2014
recessed wood panels for flat screen
Douglas McKinnon added this to Family room entertainment nook
July 27, 2014
Repurposed old deep nook. Openness, clean lines, lights
jadzia90 added this to jadzia90's Ideas
July 19, 2014
tetontrav added this to Audio/Video Entertainment
June 26, 2014
Beau wood built in
phan5602 added this to phan5602's ideas
June 6, 2014
spears1911 added this to Living Room Ideas
May 29, 2014
Mounted tv
cvalentine24 added this to Home Remodel 2014
May 20, 2014
entertainment center shelf
hmmogg added this to great room
May 10, 2014
bottom shelving
alanaattard added this to Ideas in pictures
May 4, 2014
multipurpose, division of space
redwingsfan001 added this to family room
April 26, 2014
tv ctr
jglassco added this to jglassco's ideas
April 24, 2014
Ventilation ports
lenachristina added this to media centers
April 19, 2014
hidden wires
Roland Powell added this to roland_powell's Ideas
April 17, 2014
Cabinetry and shelving
debroch59 added this to also possible idea for lighting over island
April 11, 2014
bottom cabinet idea with glass doors, and some open shelving on either side of where tv will be.
kriti642 added this to kriti642's ideas
March 21, 2014
The Entertaiment center...so elegant yet kid friendly.
dwcoffin added this to lake house rooms
March 7, 2014
Just a little more space
brooksint added this to brooksint's ideas
March 5, 2014
lagars added this to lagars's ideas
March 5, 2014
deneen2 added this to Living Room
February 28, 2014
TV shelving
rajvanj1 added this to Entertainment center
February 23, 2014
Tracy Cope added this to tracy_cope's ideas
February 21, 2014
Fits large T.V.
kscallaway added this to Living Room Ideas
February 16, 2014
TV center
Carol Lee added this to carol_lee9419265's Ideas
February 1, 2014
L G Puckett added this to Stuff I like
January 28, 2014
dark wood with white crown molding
emmymm added this to emmymm's ideas
January 19, 2014
gray paint and leather sofa orange toned wood like mine
littlebear4 added this to littlebear4's Ideas
January 9, 2014
kamelliasa added this to tv
January 7, 2014
wtolls added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 6, 2014
I like the clean lines of this TV wall and warm color
Tania Mobayed added this to webuser_4977521's ideas
January 5, 2014
wall look
myhows added this to Home theater in tree house
January 5, 2014
narrow space use for big screen TV and sofa
chandanb added this to chandanb's ideas
January 3, 2014
Erik Nelson added this to erik_nelson's ideas
January 2, 2014
media room tv
Dennis Platts added this to dennis_platts's Ideas
January 1, 2014
Ent center
finepaul added this to finepaul's Ideas
December 29, 2013
TV entertainment center
dobnwob added this to dobnwob's kitchen ideas
December 20, 2013
hmmmm lights over island
Julia Stephens added this to julia_stephens's ideas
December 20, 2013
the built ins
mmnemma added this to mmnemma's ideas
November 27, 2013
this looks good
dharmendrapatel added this to dharmendrapatel's ideas
November 26, 2013
ceringer added this to ceringer's ideas
November 24, 2013
Tv shelving and cabinet below
cjeanhall added this to cjeanhall's ideas
November 24, 2013
marand94608 added this to couches
November 22, 2013
starky1 added this to Gisela
November 19, 2013
nic_amo added this to nic_amo's ideas
November 17, 2013
Entertainment center recessed wall
sotelo59 added this to sotelo59's ideas
November 12, 2013
Sarah's family room
Lift and Stor Beds added this to Entertainment Centers Ideas
November 7, 2013
Another very nice Entertainment Center Wall Unit! Wood color terrific. Recessed lighting is nice. Side shelving and lower cabinetry
icarvajal added this to family room
October 31, 2013
kmstauffer added this to case
October 29, 2013
Hilary Ayres added this to hilary_ayres's ideas
October 28, 2013
tv wall
angiejplummer added this to Family Room
October 17, 2013
Bump out for the family room's new TV
Fernando Martinez added this to fernando_martinez5720741's Ideas
October 17, 2013
Entertainment Center
Night & Day Window Decor added this to Basement/family rooms
October 13, 2013
lights in the recessed entertainment wall
jillmpg added this to Basement ideas
October 12, 2013
The entertainment center, cupboards below TV
drmmurilloi added this to drmmurilloi's Ideas
October 3, 2013
ammm71 added this to ammm71's Ideas
October 1, 2013
tv wall w'wine cooler
waterball added this to Living Room Ideas
September 27, 2013
entertainment center
jp18 added this to jp18's Ideas
September 26, 2013
A small, cantilevered micro-addition can house an entertainment center, such as this one inside a 30-inch by 11-foot bump-out. The room feels much larger and functions much better with all the electronics, speakers, television and cabinetry out of the way.
vos9000 added this to Living Room Ideas
September 18, 2013
csareen added this to genevieve
September 16, 2013
what do you think of this TV wall for the family room ? Similar "built in" space that we're dealing with.
ronel1 added this to ronel1's ideas
September 15, 2013
raam om tv
Ancientwood, Ltd. added this to ancientwood's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Clean lines
Francetic home builders added this to carpenterone's ideas
September 11, 2013
chetswife added this to chetswife's ideas
September 7, 2013
entertainment center-recessed lighting and floating shelves
marsia added this to living room
September 3, 2013
tv bump-out
suestefko added this to Living Room Ideas
September 1, 2013
entertainment built-in
1eee added this to RANCH EXR
August 28, 2013
Natalie Parker Pineiro added this to wall unit
August 28, 2013
jimwanda7 added this to jimwanda7's Favorites
August 28, 2013
entertainment center
T W added this to Basement
August 26, 2013
Great entertainment space
tbpublic added this to Family room
August 24, 2013
built in look
janelle143 added this to janelle143's ideas
August 22, 2013
like one big
waldocmw added this to waldocmw's Ideas
August 19, 2013
toedwyd added this to toedwyd's ideas
August 14, 2013
custom built entertainment unit
Amrita Patel added this to Living Room Ideas
August 13, 2013
entertainment center
rachaelklein added this to rachaelklein's ideas
August 7, 2013
nwilks added this to nwilks's ideas
August 7, 2013
colour scheme
jeanclemes added this to jeanclemes's ideas
August 6, 2013
glass shelves and height of console
bc2travel added this to bc2travel's ideas
August 5, 2013
glass shelf and low cabinet
jeremyjade added this to jeremyjade's Ideas
August 3, 2013
Built in
sherilynngould added this to sherilynngould's Ideas
July 29, 2013
evapirogovsky added this to Living Room Ideas
July 21, 2013
entertainment center and couch
judysun added this to judysun's ideas
July 19, 2013
cherry builtins contrast to white
dageisler added this to dageisler's Ideas
July 19, 2013
ines added this to ines's ideas
July 16, 2013
I like the tv counter.
juliusmsells added this to entertainment center
July 8, 2013
Flush tv
moramirez added this to moramirez's Ideas
July 7, 2013
Shelf speakers
lpgiles added this to Home Office Ideas
June 30, 2013
was thinking of window to office instead of wall
Carla Harris added this to carla_harris's ideas
June 30, 2013
Bump out
coterios added this to coterios's ideas
June 27, 2013
tv 6
orr1970 added this to Entertainment Center
June 27, 2013
Spruce House
mhhunt57 added this to Living Room
June 26, 2013
entertainment center
sonali_suranjan added this to sonali_suranjan's ideas
June 20, 2013
Tv unit
annettecita added this to annettecita's Ideas
June 17, 2013
mehmettsari added this to mehmettsari's ideas
June 15, 2013
tv √ľnit9
KB Interiors Inc. added this to kristis's Favorites
June 14, 2013
jacquishan added this to loung/family room
June 13, 2013
ksren added this to tv wall units
June 8, 2013
mampudia added this to mampudia's Ideas
June 1, 2013
vicwilson added this to vicwilson's Ideas
May 19, 2013
Ntp Furniture added this to Living Room Ideas
May 19, 2013
deettedawn added this to Family Room Ideas
May 18, 2013
Larry wants to know if the remote works when the components are hidden!
tartanarmy added this to kitchens
May 17, 2013
half walls
heatherjacelon added this to heatherjacelon's ideas
May 15, 2013
Wall mounted tv
bldase added this to Brian & Les Ideas
May 14, 2013
Tv shelving with lighting
cindieku added this to design project
May 8, 2013
tv with cabinets built in under
jammor added this to jammor's ideas
May 2, 2013
Entertainment ideas
amyqueen added this to Living Room Ideas
May 2, 2013
tv unit
stoneshanta added this to stoneshanta's ideas
May 2, 2013
i like the tv unit
ladeidre added this to TV Living Room
April 27, 2013
visible TV - kitchen
Pumpa Properties added this to Entertainment center
April 24, 2013
Perfect shaped/sized couch
lepoulett added this to lepoulett's Favorites
April 22, 2013
adrianjc added this to Living Room Ideas
April 11, 2013
entertainment center
debbieebratt added this to debbieebratt's ideas
April 7, 2013
Cantilevered addition
azdreamer added this to Entertainment Center ideas
April 7, 2013
clean lines for TV area.....we could re-do to make it like this?
karissamckenna added this to Living Room Ideas
April 4, 2013
like the way it filled the entertainment center without being bulky
moetting added this to Living Room
April 2, 2013
gail221 added this to gail221's ideas
March 30, 2013
Cherry cab and light floor
1603bruceave added this to 1603bruceave's Ideas
March 29, 2013
Open area through wall. Makes room more open.
madeedee added this to Madeedee's Living Room Ideas
March 29, 2013
Likely pick
sudhans added this to sudhans's Ideas
March 28, 2013
TV Room
loriku added this to loriku's Ideas
March 26, 2013
Joe Konrad added this to joe_konrad's Ideas
March 24, 2013
Wood behind TV nook?
jesshenry55 added this to jesshenry55's ideas
March 24, 2013
wall unit
judybalsam added this to judybalsam's ideas
March 23, 2013
Wall color around TV
mjcrutchfield added this to mjcrutchfield's ideas
March 20, 2013
good for storage
purpleelviscat650 added this to purpleelviscat650's ideas
March 19, 2013
Micro addition from the inside
jovanandfarah added this to jovanandfarah's Ideas
March 18, 2013
Entertainment center
mako517 added this to mako517's ideas
March 17, 2013
A small, cantilevered micro-addition can house an entertainment center, such as this one inside a 30-inch by 11-foot bump-out. The room feels much larger and functions much better with all the electronics, speakers, television and cabinetry out of the way.
Bigrliving added this to Mr. Muza
March 14, 2013
the tv stand
remodelmomag added this to remodelmomag's ideas
March 10, 2013
mix of wood with white
srinivaas added this to srinivaas's ideas
March 6, 2013
curious1632 added this to Wall mounted TVs
February 25, 2013
Like lights, frame and closed elements with door or glass
curious1632 added this to curious1632's Favorites
February 19, 2013
TV framed in built-in
leeleeperi added this to Family Room
February 9, 2013
cabinetry colour
kindgren added this to kindgren's ideas
February 7, 2013
Media wall
neeli99 added this to Family Room Dry Wall
February 4, 2013
Nice shelving. Nice wood.
shpray added this to shpray's ideas
February 3, 2013
media cabinets
varkeysunil added this to varkeysunil's ideas
January 31, 2013
andesf added this to andesf's ideas
January 27, 2013
Tv blends
laheysc added this to laheynh's ideas
January 26, 2013
Entertainment Ctr
jb_fuller added this to jb_fuller
January 23, 2013
I like how the tv is not in a cabinet. It gives you more freedom in tv size
me99 added this to me99's ideas
January 22, 2013
Furniture set up against entertainment unit
khushis added this to living room
January 21, 2013
Tv unit and dark wood backdrop for tv. Wood should be changed to dark
lee616 added this to Great room wall
January 17, 2013
Color of wood and back panel height
krashnbyrne added this to Basement entertainment
January 14, 2013
LIke walled TV floating shelfs, Equipment below.
elizabetsy added this to elizabetsy's Favorites
January 12, 2013
Closed storage below and wood grain.
Vinnie Dhillon added this to vinnie_dhillon's Ideas
January 11, 2013
Simple tv cabinet
vowelhouse added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 9, 2013
ent center
Natalie Parker Pineiro added this to WebUser903's ideas
January 3, 2013
entertainment center
snellulite added this to snellulite's ideas
January 2, 2013
tiyafouad added this to tiyafouad's Ideas
January 1, 2013
corners with biblots
cooperk2 added this to cooperk2's ideas
December 30, 2012
electronics under tv
wcl18891 added this to wcl18891's ideas
December 29, 2012
mEDIA tv
mickjake25 added this to mickjake25's ideas
December 28, 2012
entertaiment center shelves
richgreen added this to Jill's Ideas
December 26, 2012
paul121212 added this to paul121212's ideas
December 23, 2012
juliebowman added this to juliebowman's ideas
December 23, 2012
tlhaw added this to tlhaw's media center
December 17, 2012
Monica Yoo added this to monica_yoo's Ideas
December 3, 2012
Shankar Pujari added this to shankar_pujari's ideas
November 27, 2012
sairawalteros added this to sairawalteros's Ideas
November 27, 2012
leilah1 added this to leilah1's ideas
November 20, 2012
Inset tv
realeyes added this to Lake Living Room
November 19, 2012
Tv console lights shelves
drraza300 added this to drraza300's ideas
November 18, 2012
melissmac added this to family room
November 17, 2012
entertainment center. i like the bottoms, but not the top
jokes8 added this to jokes8's ideas
November 17, 2012
robinneray added this to Family room
November 13, 2012
Wood wall
richydot added this to richydot's ideas
November 4, 2012
Wall unit with tv
btepper1 added this to btepper1's ideas
November 3, 2012
wall unit
olesea1985 added this to olesea1985's Favorites
November 2, 2012
Divan pile camera de zi
jcorozco2411 added this to jcorozco2411's Ideas
November 2, 2012
myhouseplease added this to myhouseplease's ideas
October 31, 2012
The entertainment center
uminoko1 added this to Entertainment Centre
October 21, 2012
mizrina added this to mizrina's Favorites
October 10, 2012
Chaitali Nadig added this to chaitali_nadig's ideas
October 3, 2012
family room
tammychan added this to FamilyRoomEntertainment
September 26, 2012
uses all space
Vaishali Wagher added this to vaishali_wagher's ideas
September 16, 2012
Tv built in
janicecreek added this to janicecreek's ideas
September 14, 2012
Entertainment Center
Jana Steckman added this to jrsteckman's ideas
September 6, 2012
Wood and grey
rere1 added this to bump out
September 4, 2012
i like this for my family room
baye0928 added this to baye0928's ideas
September 4, 2012
Only the entertainment center
jillmpg added this to jillmpg's ideas
August 21, 2012
This is conceptually what we might want in the basement for the TV area
argentina1128 added this to argentina1128's Ideas
August 20, 2012
wjackholder added this to interior
August 15, 2012
light flooor
madrigalito added this to entertainment center
August 13, 2012
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