Just about every room in our home these days has some sort of electronic device. Home theater and surround sound systems, computers and laptops, game consoles, whole-house music systems. Some homeowners want to “display” certain devices, like that incredible flat screen television you got to watch all the big games. It’s preferable to have other items hidden from view, such as a DVD player or cable box.
While an entertainment center unit is the ideal solution for electronics in a family room, the big, bulky furniture pieces are a thing of the past with the advent of flat screen TVs. Today’s television and component storage is sleeker and more streamlined. Often, flat screens are mounted directly to the wall. Custom storage solutions allow you to build storage cabinets around the TV, designed to house all your components while “framing” your television as the focal point. Adjustable shelving inside the cabinets allows for component upgrades down the road. And cable management systems are designed to organize and hide the tangled mass of cords required to run your system.
And speaking of cables and cords, it seems like every electronic device has a charging or connecting cable designed specifically for that item. To keep track of what cord is used for what device, create a system to organize all of it. Coil up each cord, fasten with a Velcro tie or rubber band, and fold a label in half over the end listing what the cable is for. You can store these in a bin inside a cabinet or under the bed. Or if you have the drawer space, you can use an office supply drawer organizer to store them in for easy access.