This handy couple replaced their “chaos corner” with a double-duty cabinet that hides electronic equipment and expands seating in their living room. See how they did it, and how you can do it, too!
Call Lauren and Robert Shaver in-the-box thinkers. To stow electronic components near a TV mounted above the fireplace in their Rock Hill, SC, home, they made a window seat from a kitchen cabinet. Now their TV receiver, surround sound receiver, and game console hide behind cabinet doors. Cord covers guide the TV wiring across the mantel, down the wall, and through a cutout in the corner of the cabinet. The window seat, which took about eight hours to build, gets plenty of use. “Our 5-year-old daughter, Olivia, loves to sprawl out on it,” Lauren says, “and it’s great overflow seating for guests.”