A flat-panel TV might be a splurge, but the entertainment unit doesn't have to be. Personalize it with custom touches for increased function and easy entertaining.
Keep floor space open by installing a wall-mounted entertainment center. Using modular cubes allows you to build one specific to your storage needs.
This wall-mounted entertainment center ($201.95) may look like a single unit, but it's actually six separate modular units. Extra touches, such as turning two open cubes into stylish wine storage by building in diagonal shelves, gave it a custom look.
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Flipping on overhead lighting to see electronics can be uncomfortable on the eyes after enjoying a movie in the dark. Two wall-mount reading lamps direct light where it's needed.
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With a collection of wine bottles stored below, it makes sense to stash some wine glasses nearby. A stemware rack installed behind doors keeps glasses near yet out of sight.
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A perk of modular storage units: It's easy to designate cubes for certain items, such as DVDs. Adding a pullout DVD tray ($9.95) takes organization to a new level, allowing you to flip through the collection without pulling out an entire stack.