Your home entertainment centers and theaters probably got a much-needed injection of excitement following the holidays. Did you score a new curved or 3 – D television in December? How about a new Blu – Ray box collection of your favorite series? Was a new stereo system under the tree this year? Improving your home entertainment options is a go – to plan for many during the holidays, but now you’re stuck in a conundrum. You have all the fixings for a great home entertainment system, but your entertainment center is seriously left wanting.
It’s kind of like getting an original Matisse but without a frame or a wall to mount it on. Before you invite everyone over for a lazy January weekend of watching movies or binging on Netflix, make sure your home is hospitable. A customized entertainment center, hutch for the theater room or cabinetry to house those box sets is a must. It ties everything together and makes the difference between a “room where all your movie accoutrements are” and a bona fide entertainment center.
Now That’s Framing!
Martin Scorsese isn’t the only one who knows a thing or two about framing – so do you. Your new television deserves a center worthy of its glory. However, it’s going to be tough to find a quality entertainment center that’s perfectly designed for all your needs. Maybe you have a freakishly large collection of video game consoles or want very specific shelving dimensions to house all of your DVDs. The only way to get exactly what you want (and to ensure it looks great in the process) is to customize.
As an added bonus, you can hand pick the type of wood, paint or stain that complements the rest of the room. Add in a matching cabinet or series of coffee tables to tie everything together. Want a personalized gaming table perfect for poker in between marathons sessions of Scandal? Anything’s possible when the work is done to your specifications.
An Evening at the Theater
Why spend $12 a pop for a movie ticket, and then get gouged by popcorn and soda prices when you can have it all in the comfort of your home? A genuine theater system complete with one of a kind seating pays for itself when you consider the cost of the theater these days. As an added bonus, you can kit out the room with a kitchen suite where all your favorite treats are an arm’s reach away. It’s what a night at the theater is supposed to be.
January is ideal for entertaining at home, especially now that you have all of those holiday gifts to enjoy. Many people are surprised by how affordable home entertainment centers can be – and how quickly they can be built and installed. In fact, you can create a veritable “love nest” of a theater room in time for Valentine’s Day. Order a few classic DVDs like Casablanca or Roman Holiday and you’ll have all the fixings you need for the most romantic year ever.
Care for a bonus? Add in a custom fireplace and mantel to the entertainment center for the ultimate date night hotspot.
Jill Smith is a writer and researcher. She is the Director of Digital Content Marketing for Be Locally SEO where she enjoys helping clients expand and improve their businesses through articles, blogs, website content and more.