December 10, 2014
Home entertainment centers have evolved into sensory events beyond typical sight and sound. Surround sound, 3D capability and high definition are becoming mainstream, and technology has provided each one of these sensory components with the best of the best – all from the living room and the comfort of your home.
A frequently asked question is, “What’s next?” What is on the horizon for home entertainment centers? A great deal of change is taking place in the actual design of the entertainment center.
When is a Wall not a Wall?When it’s a two-sided entertainment center! Great rooms have grown to such large proportions in many residences that a two-sided unit makes sense. While the kids play video games with sound reduction headsets, you can recline and watch your favorite old movie just on the other side.
“The simple hearth of the small farm is the true center of our universe.”
Whether wood burning, natural gas or electric, a fireplace set into your entertainment center is the true center of a home’s living space. Electric fireplaces are easily configured and included, and can be as simple or detailed as you design.
Now You See it, Now You Don’t
Another wonderfully versatile item is the use of hydraulics for a center. Hide away a:
- Wet Bar
- Television Set
- Gaming Equipment
The idea of movement in the architecture of the entertainment unit has never been as evident as it is today. Horizontal, as well as, vertical curvatures in wood, metals and formed manmade materials have given movement to the custom designed wall units that no longer serve only to store the TVs remote and magazines, but every other item you can think of.
…And a Library to Boot!
Turn your entertainment center into something for everyone. A great way to store your favorite classics is on a lazy susan library, with partitions, gallery to prevent sliding off, and a false front designed to look like your cabinetry doors.