Entertainment Centers With Bookshelves

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An entertainment center is the best way to showcase your DVDs, your components and your big, flat screen TV, but maybe you want to go a different direction and put books on there. Then you need an entertainment center with bookshelves. Clever, handsome, functional and sturdy are just a few of the adjectives to describe these fantastic furniture pieces. Get one, today.

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Built in entertainment center bookshelves eclectic family room philadelphia

Stylish and very functional entertainment center with bookshelves makes the whole look incredibly impressive. Numerous shelves and cabinets and plenty of room on the flat screen tv create a sensational whole to the living room.

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Premier Andrews Entertainment Center

All your entertainment in one. This cherry toned wood center has a central space for a widescreen TV, flanked by open shelving. The base includes two cabinets with solid doors on either side of a double-doored glass-fronted cabinet.

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My houzz deby and vivek eclectic living room new york

Contemporary arrangement for a spacious living room with an eclectic vibe. The living room is furnished with a large bookcase on the whole wall, with an embedded spot for a TV and a couple of storage compartments underneath.

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Large entertainment centre with multiple (!) bookshelves and cabinets. Stained dark (like cherry wood, but darker) it falls on the classic side of design. Could match traditional interior layout pretty well. Houses flat TV.

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Entertainment center made of wood. Includes cabinets and a lot of open shelves for display decorations or storing TV components. Neutral design for any living room and others interiors according to taste.

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A fine entertainment center for emphasizing larger indoor spaces with its practicality and elegant appearance. Crafted of white-finished wood, the unit comes with a built-in fireplace, 2 bookcases - each with 3 open shelves, 2 storage drawers and 1 two-door cabinet; and enough space to mount a flat screen TV.

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Built-in corner options - ideas on how to go around the fireplace in the corner with the built in

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Entertainment center design with bookshelves and stock cabinets. The central part of this unit provides space for wall-mounted TV. The lower area includes compartments and the upper area with sides includes shelves. All elements are finished in white color.

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Entertainment center made of wood. It is fitted with a lot of open shelves in various sizes for storing books, display decorations and more. Provides space saving in all kinds of interiors.

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Crafted from dark wood, this entertainment center with surrounding bookcases seems to be a nice transition between the contemporary and the past. It will work out well in both traditional and modern decors.

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Buying Guide

What is the best wood for an entertainment center with a bookshelf?

Birchwood is considered among the sturdiest woods for entertainment centers. This type of wood is recommended for those who plan on making the most of their entertainment center’s storage space and filling up their bookshelf to the max. Birch is not only durable and long-lasting, but it can also support a lot of items, such as a big TV screen, a surround sound system, along with numerous gaming consoles.

Another common option is hickory. Entertainment centers made of hickory are usually known for their sturdy construction and understated beauty.

Cherry is also a great choice when it comes to aesthetics and longevity. On top of that, cherry wood can be stained into different finishes, whether it be light, dark, or somewhere in between.

Should I hire someone to install an entertainment center?

Installing entertainment centers with bookshelves can seem complicated at first glance because they’re so large, but it’s usually possible to install the unit yourself. Assembling the entertainment center requires following step-by-step directions that most people can interpret independently. Most modern furniture sets include small hex wrenches and other essentials for putting the parts together.

Connecting the TV, DVD player, and other electronics can be tricky if you are unfamiliar with which cords plug into which outlets. However, most people figure it out with some brief research on the internet. Remember to take advantage of any cable management holes in the back of your furniture to make installation easier. If at any point you feel unsafe, pause the installation and call in a professional.

What type of entertainment center with bookshelf should I choose? (stand-alone or built-in)

Entertainment centers with bookshelves can either be a stand-alone piece or a permanent addition to the wall, meaning it can’t be moved once it has been installed.

Although it is less daunting and seemingly more affordable to pick a freestanding wall unit, a fitted entertainment center does come with its perks too. For instance, your furniture is less likely to tip over when firmly fixed to the wall, which is essential for homes with children. Moreover, having a unit that is built to fit your wall allows you to maximize the available space for storage and entertainment, leaving no gaps and wasted wall space on the sides. Not only will a customized built-in unit seamlessly blend into your home design but you can also choose the features you want to include in it, such as a cable management system and cooling fan.

Of course, a stand-alone entertainment center makes sense if you often rearrange your furniture or if you’re a tenant and would like to take it with you when you move out.

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Using the cabinets as bases they created a really beautiful wall with lots of storage

Elegant multi-part wall-unit made or carved, dark wood. Central part of this set is dedicated for being TV stand. Both backs and down can be used as a bookcases or to storage frippery and porcelain crockery.

LOVE these built-ins for the livingroom. That is one multi-functional wall!

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Built-In Bookcase and matching Entertainment Center

Built-in entertainment center/bookshelves eclectic-family-room

A large entertainment center for spacious living rooms, crafted of hardwood and covered in an oak finish. The unit offers a rectangular nook for your flat screen TV, 34 open shelves, and 4 compartments for electronic devices - each with a hole for cable management.

i could totally do this in the bumpout, if only they would come build it for me! :)

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Custom built with 60 " wide center and lower flat panel frosted glass ...

A fine entertainment center that will let you hang your flat screen, display your books and knick-knacks, and store your DVDs, CDs and Blu-Rays. Includes 11 open shelves, 7 drawers, 2 side cabinets, and a long seat with beige fabric cushion.

A good example of an entertainment room decorated in the contemporary style. Simplistic, cool and clean shapes, finished in white and black, cubicles and a brilliant etagere or plant stand in the corner.

Large Screen Entertainment Center with bookshelves Just picked up one like this by the curb. missing a door and a few shelves can't wait to take before and after pictures! LOVE~

Orchard Hills Entertainment Center