TV cabinets are a great choice for organizing all those precious TV shows, movies and music CDs that get stored in the family home entertainment center. However, they can also be used to house other household items, such as books and toys, that you do not want to get too close to the television when watching them. In order to solve this problem, a modern TV stand was designed. With the right kind of TV stand, even your DVDs can be seen without having to lift or move the television! Therefore, a modern TV cabinet is an important piece of furniture in your living room or family room.
The wide range of modern TV stands and TV cabinets in the selection above represents an unprecedented breadth of choices. For instance, you may select a small unit with two doors (the Classic Two Door LCD Stands) or a larger unit with four doors and multiple drawers. The number of doors depends on the dimensions of the TV cabinet and the available space in the room. A DVD storage-friendly tv stand is mounted on a sturdy, locking cabinet with a flat base and a slide-out shelf for viewing the TV screen.
One of the latest designs in TV storage-friendly stands is the sliding glass TV cabinet, which allows the user to store his or her favorite DVDs on the top shelf of the cabinet. Other popular designs include glass cabinets with mirrored fronts that offer a clean, sleek look and are suitable for use in dining rooms and kitchens. Glass television stands can be mounted on cabinets with clear plastic fronts that resemble kitchen cabinets (or a glass TV stand that is specially designed to blend into a kitchen design). In addition to looking good, these TV stands are also very durable and can bear the weight of even the largest DVDs.
There are two basic sizes of TV stand: wall-mounted and floor-standing. Wall-mounted units are usually available in three to five feet of height and are ideal for placing in a living room or family room. They are typically adjustable, allowing the TV’s height and angle to be adjusted according to the users’ needs. The maximum recommended TV stand height is four feet for an adult and two feet for a child. Corner units are not as commonly available but make a great choice for apartments and smaller living rooms because they can fit in corners.
Many people prefer TV cabinets to TV stands because they can hold more items. Some units have several drawers for storage, while others have doors resembling mini-lockers. The most common styles have one to three drawers for TV discs and TV accessories, one to two shelves for audio/visual cables and components, and one or two drawers for storing the remote control. The more expensive, high-end models have televisions with built-in DVD/VCD players and can accommodate up to three-way sets, VCR/DVD, and LCDs.
When choosing a TV cabinet, the design process begins with deciding which style best fits the room’s decor. Then measurements need to be taken to ensure the unit will fit. A general rule of thumb is that the taller the TV, the bigger the TV cabinet should be. Once the general design concept is decided upon and the necessary hardware is acquired, the building process begins – literally!