TV cabinets may seem like a simple piece of furniture that you don’t need to put much thought into purchasing: it’s just a table for your TV, right? Wrong – and you’ll regret having that opinion if you end up having to return your unit to the shop.
Before you head out to the shop, consider what you want from your TV cabinet. Of course, you want it to hold your TV, but what else? Perhaps you have a DVD player, a satellite television box, maybe even a games console – these are three different units that you’ll want to have the space for. It maybe that they can all be stacked on top of each other on one shelf, or maybe you’ll need a TV cabinet with three shelves.
The most important thing to think about though is your television itself. Many shops, including online stores, will clearly state what size television each cabinet is suitable for. If you have a cabinet that is too small, your television will inevitably end up damaging the unit – you may end up with a dented, lopsided cabinet.
It’s important to think too about the space in your living room where the TV cabinet is intended to go. Take a tape measure and measure out the space – there is nothing worse than bringing home some new furniture and it not fitting where you intended it to go. In addition, think about plug sockets and leads – many TV cabinets have holes in the rear specifically designed for power leads, which helps keep the space behind your unit clean and tidy.
A nice TV cabinet can be a great looking asset for any front room, but make the wrong choice and you’ll be back in the store much sooner than you intended to be.