A home theater cabinet with custom features can enhance virtually any entertainment system. Some cabinets are better than others, however, so it is important to look at the structure, composition, and craftsmanship of the furniture before you make a purchase. Here are the features that you’ll want to consider.
#1. How was the cabinet made? Many cabinets today are made from pressboard, fiberboard, or plywood. They’ll have a wood grain laminate placed on top of this material to simulate real wood. These cabinets are heavy, but they are often flexible enough to meet the needs of a home without being expensive. If you’re on a tight budget, this is the cabinet for you.
#2. Do you want glass in the cabinet? Some cabinets have engraved glass in the door panels to give it an heirloom look, but not every home is going to want this type of cabinet. Pet owners and homes with kids are the best examples of where beautiful glass can frequently become broken glass that must be replaced.
#3. What is the quality of the fixtures? Your cabinet is going to have hinges, pull knobs, and other fixtures. Look for high quality metals, like brass and copper, as your first option. Stainless steel is a good mid-range option if you need to save money.
A home theater cabinet can be functional and beautiful. Ask yourself these three questions as you shop for your next cabinet and you’ll come home with a great piece of furniture.