The Most Common Questions about Entertainment Centers
What exactly is a entertainment center?An entertainment center is a collection of different pieces of furniture that "frame" a TV. Usually there is a highboard on one side, on the other side a narrow shelf or a display case, below the TV a lowboard and above small shelves or wallboards. The living room walls are extensively expandable by most of the manufacturers and can be continued beyond one corner. Choose from showcases, sideboards, highboards, and other pieces of furniture. Your imagination is limited only by the space available. Otherwise, everything is possible.
What should I consider when buying an entertainment center?
It is important that the TV fits into it, therefore remember to measure it before buying the entertainment center. You should also leave enough space for CDs, DVDs, and other things to store there. Think about how you want to stow or present your belongings. Do you want to put the CDs in half-open drawers so that you can quickly find the right music or are you more interested in having your collection on display? Entertainment centers are available either completely open, with different compartments or cabinets and drawers, so you can really accommodate everything. It is still important that the lowboard withstands the strain of the hi-fi equipment. You need to know how much the TV (if it is on it and not on the wall) and the other hi-fi devices weigh. Calculate the total weight that the furniture will have to bear. Most lowboards are designed for loads around 30kg. Check the instructions for the maximum load capacity.
I would like to create a special, unique living room, what do you recommend?
Most eye-catching are entertainment centers with integrated lighting. Choose different shelves and elements, maybe even a showcase that "floats", then it looks really fancy and creates a friendly and inviting atmosphere. It will also be unique if you choose a mix of different materials.
What materials are entertainment centers made from?
Entertainment centers are made of wood, MDF, glass, plastic and metal. Even combinations of these, such as wood with glass or metal with wood, look great together.
I am afraid that my entertainment center could be too small in the future, can they be extended?
Most entertainment centers are expandable. The manufacturers offer many different pieces of furniture made of the same material and the same design, which can then be readily added.
I would like a entertainment center in high-gloss, how much care does it need?
High gloss surfaces need a lot of care. You can see every, even the smallest, piece of dirt immediately. In addition, fine hairline cracks can occur if the room temperature and humidity fluctuate frequently. Matt or natural surfaces (like wood) are much easier to clean.
Which colors are suitable for my home?
Ideally you continue the dominant colors already in the room. If you are not sure, choose your colors depending on the style.