6 Terrific Basement Entertainment Center Options

6 Terrific Basement Entertainment Center Ideas


6 Terrific Basement Entertainment Center Ideas

Movie nights, weekly television shows, and home videos are three common reasons to gather around the basement entertainment center as a family. Follow these basement entertainment center ideas and choose the right basement entertainment center for both style and functionality within the home.

Traditional Basement Entertainment Center

A typical traditional basement entertainment center is essentially a large stand for the television flanked by multiple cabinets, drawers, and shelves for storing media and accessories. Basement entertainment centers keep wire tangles and clutter to a minimum but tend to take up a lot of space and should not be used in smaller rooms. Small rooms should go with these other basement entertainment center ideas.

Even a mounted television can still benefit from a basement entertainment center.

Bookshelf with TV Space

Having a bookshelf with TV space tastefully presents guests with two starkly different styles of entertainment. The juxtaposition of low-tech books with high-tech televisions creates an artistic contrast and the colors books themselves can be matched with the floors and walls if desired.

A bookshelf with TV space can either have the television resting on top (pictured above) or on a shelf.

Basement Fireplace & Entertainment Center

Having an electric basement fireplace affords plenty of space to put a television on top. The whole family can warm up while watching their favorite movies and shows. The basement fireplace / basement entertainment center combo especially looks fantastic in any family room, games room, or home office.

Turning the basement fireplace into a basement entertainment center looks great and makes sense.

Wet Bar Entertainment Center

Guests will appreciate a full-sized wet bar even more when it’s complete with a bar entertainment center to watch sports and other recreational events. The wet bar entertainment center generally should be placed up high so as to avoid any spills. Be sure to turn the televisions downward slightly for the best viewing angle from a stool.

Wet bar entertainment centers can be as simple as a mounted television and recessed lighting.

Built In Entertainment Center

A skilled basement contractor can build an entertainment center into the wall for a custom look with plenty of storage options. Everything is kept out of the way and also has space to avoid overheating. This option is especially popular with full-sized home theaters or family rooms with projector screens.

A built in basement entertainment center keeps electronics safely inside of the wall.

Basic Television Stand

A television stand is essentially a scaled-down version of the basement entertainment center without the extra drawers and shelves. All storage space is kept to a minimum, which makes it good for smaller rooms.

A basic TV stand fills out the room nicely.

Basement Entertainment Center Styles

  • Contemporary basement entertainment center ideas are typically metal or glass with a very basic design.
  • Modern basement entertainment centers are typically wood.
  • Traditional basement entertainment centers are also wood but have crown molding on top and fancy downturned legs.

A lack of crown molding makes this a modern basement entertainment center, not traditional.

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