If you have limited space in your living room then you may find it difficult to store and display your television equipment. Modern televisions are large and all the associated equipment can take up a lot of room. TV stands can take up a lot of floor space in your living and could intrude on the overall design. A good solution is corner TV cabinets. These pieces of furniture are shaped to fit back into the corner of a room and make the best use of areas with restricted space.
Types of TV Corner Cabinet
TV corner cabinets are available in different designs so you should be able to find a style to suit your living room. If you have a modern décor then one of the glass, plastic or metal corner TV stands can be a good option. These smart, contemporary looking TV stands are widely available and come in a good range of different shapes and sizes. They are also affordable and are a cost effective way to store and display all of your home television equipment. If your home has a more traditional décor then a wooden corner TV cabinet can be a more suitable option. You should be able to find a finish to match your own furniture whether it is beech, oak, maple or pine.
Setting up TV Corner Cabinets
You will need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions if you are setting up a corner cabinet from a flat pack kit. Once you have done this then you can install your television equipment.
Firstly you will need to make sure that there is adequate ventilation for your television equipment. DVD players, set top boxes and recorders can all get very hot as they are operating and so they need good ventilation if you are going to store them in a cabinet. Look for a TV corner cabinet that has plenty of air flow sections in the back or sides. Many wooden and laminate cabinets have only thin back panels so if you do not have adequate ventilation you could carefully cut a few air holes in the panel yourself using a jigsaw. Ensuring good ventilation for your television equipment will prevent it from overheating and increase its life.
Think about what height you need the television for comfortable viewing. If the cabinet is not high enough on its own then most modern televisions come with their own stands which you can use to adjust the height. You can also buy table top TV stands that can provide more range of adjustment.
When you are installing your equipment you need to think carefully about the cables and wiring. Corner TV cabinets have restricted access at the back so it may be easier to install all of the equipment with the cupboard slightly out into the room. Then when you have finished you can carefully move the TV cabinet back into the corner of the room out of the way.
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