If you own a home entertainment center or looking at new entertainment centers to buy, you probably have a few questions. There are a number of different types, sizes, and colors to choose from. If you’re purchasing your very first entertainment center, read through the following questions and answers, and get more familiar with the options you have.
What’s the Average Price Range of Entertainment Centers?
The price for a home entertainment center can range from under $100 to many thousands of dollars. The price will vary greatly based on the size, material, and design of the piece. Entertainment centers can be as simple as a TV stand with shelves to a complete unit that takes up an entire wall. The price will depend on what type of entertainment center you want.
What Materials are Entertainment Centers Made From?
Home entertainment centers are made of all sorts of materials. Often they use different materials to provide adequate function and sleek styling. Common materials include:
# Wood (oak, mahogany, Cedar, etc.)
Often these materials are combined to create glass doors on a mahogany shelf unit or plastic wheels on a compact TV stand.
Will Furniture Stores that Sell Home Entertainment Centers Deliver to My Home?
Some do but some don’t. It all depends on the retailers. Entertainment centers can be quite large and require a truck for delivery. This means either you or the retailer needs to have a truck available to transport it from their store to your home. Be sure to ask about home delivery before you buy if you’re going to need some help getting it home.
Do They Sell Preassembled Entertainment Units?
It all depends on the size of the unit. The bigger it is, the more likely it is it won’t come preassembled. Parts of it might come together but the unit as a whole will need to be put together. Smaller units may come preassembled because they are smaller and more compact.
Does a TV Stand Count as a Home Entertainment Center?
The category of “entertainment center” is pretty broad and often includes TV stands and even small wall units. A TV stand that has shelves or drawers is definitely an entertainment center. Think about it; it’s a multifunctional furniture unit that allows for organization and storage of entertainment related items such as TV, movies, DVDs, VCRs, DVD players, etc. So if you’re looking for smaller storage units or shelving, be sure to check the “home entertainment centers” section of your local furniture store or online retailer.
Can I Find Matching Furniture to Go with My Entertainment Center?
In some cases you can. Often times furniture designers will design a complete living room/family room/den furniture set. This can include matching entertainment centers, recliners, couches, and even coffee tables. If you want all your furniture to match, it’s best to find a furniture collect designed to work together.
Do They Sell Home Entertainment Centers Online?
In fact, they do. Many online furniture retailers sell home entertainment centers. In some cases you might be able to find a better price online. However, the one issue with buying an entertainment center online is shipping. If you want a large unit, expect to pay a significant amount to get it shipped to your home.
Can I Make My Own Entertainment Unit?
It is possible to make your own home entertainment unit but it’s only suggested for professional or experienced wood workers or cabinet makers. Depending on the size you want, building your own entertainment center can be quite difficult. You need to plan everything out first, establish measurements, buy the materials, and then put it together. Although it may save you some money in the long run, it could take you months to build it.