Carve Out Your Perfect Entertainment Area!

At Birchwood Furniture Galleries, we value family time above all else. And after a busy day, we know that many families like our own gather in front of the television to relax and decompress.  Your entertainment area is a perfect opportunity to create not only a comfortable space but a beautiful one- whether it’s a quiet movie night or you’re hosting friends and family for the big game! Now you’ve probably got the basics covered; plush sofa, handy coffee and side tables, even some lamps… and if you haven’t, we can help with those too! But have you considered your entertainment unit? This potentially large piece of furniture can act as either a help or hindrance in your space.

No one entertainment unit or console is perfect for every home. That is why we offer quality, customizable units, available in many different sizes, configurations and finishes. And since the process of ordering a new custom entertainment unit can be tricky, we’ve enlisted the help of our design experts for their advice. Here’s what they had to say…

Consider Storage

Do you have drawers full of magazines and remotes? Is your DVD collection spilling over? Need more space for those pesky gaming consoles? This sort of clutter in your entertainment area not only looks chaotic, it can also add stress to your daily life! Opt for a wall unit with ample storage and get the mess under control. 

The open shelving on this custom-made, solid wood Handstone unit allows easy access to the DVD player or the kids’ gaming units. Closed cupboards add private storage space to stow movie cases and books. The more streamlined result is not only easy on the eyes, it also makes day-to-day activities more organized.

With each style from Handstone available in five sizes, you can be sure you’ll find a suitable size for your needs. You can rest easy knowing that these high-quality products can handle whatever your family throws at them. All Handstone Furniture come backed with an incredible 10 year warranty! This stunning collection is an that is sure to last you a lifetime.

Consider Scale

When selecting your new entertainment unit or console, be mindful of the proportions of the rest of the pieces in your living room. If you have a small-scale sofa and coffee/side tables, an oversized wall unit could overwhelm the room and feel out of place. Opt instead for something smaller, like this high-quality veneer on MDF entertainment console from Aspenhome.

Boasting both excellent value and long-lasting quality, this piece offers visible  storage, as well as access to your electronics. Dollar for dollar, this product line is one of our best in terms of getting you the most bang for your buck!

Another excellent alternative is a low, narrow piece like this credenza from Aspenhome. It boasts ample storage space but the sleek, low profile keeps it from overpowering the rest of your home decor. With great options like these, it’s no wonder Aspenhome was given the Best Buy for Home Entertainment award by Consumer’s DigestFrom hidden elecrical switches to conveniently carved holes to stash your console cords, these pieces will streamline your entertainment experience!

Consider Style

 Here’s the fun part of ordering from our selection of customizable furnishings- the details. Canadian Mennonite-made Handstone products come with your choice of fifteen different styles of hardware and 30 different stains. Aspenhome also offers an enviable selection of wood finishes and a variety of hardware sure to suit your tastes. Unsure of which combination will best suit your entertainment area? Snap some photos of your room and come visit our fully-furnished Calgary showroom for advice from our design experts. 

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