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It’s a really good choice to purchase an IKEA media cabinet or an IKEA entertainment center when you want good entertainment cabinets for your media center. However you can’t afford big budget for it. You can find different kinds of IKEA entertainment TV stands in materials including wood, glass as well as metal, which are fresh and good-looking in design. These media cabinets and stands are available in large as well as smaller units, tall and short, and some are in modern and contemporary style, others are in traditional and classic style.

Some of the products in IKEA media cabinet and entertainment center cover an entire wall, whereas others are smaller. Otherwise these units occupy quite a lot of space, so if you want it, you should made a lot of room to put it.

IKEA Media Cabinet

IKEA Media Cabinet

And the following entertainment TV units are great.

The Expedit TV storage unit looks so sleek since it makes the TV feel almost built into the wall – what’s more, you get a a lot of room to put the DVDs, CDs, books or whatever!

The Benno media bench is in small sized, so it is more practical. Although it is in small size, it still can store and have some place to place the TV.

These living room furniture are really good looking, however you don’t have to pay too much for these pieces either so that’s what’s pretty neat. The IKEA media cabinet and entertainment center is a good choice for you if you want good design, good quality and popular entertainment cabinets or TV units.

With the approaching of 2013, maybe you want to decorate your home with new entertainment center cabinets. Here you will get the latest information on the fashionable entertainment cabinets by greentea design.  These massive, solid wood wall-units attractively store your television, components, DVDs, and anything else you feel like tucking away.

In the coming 2013, the greentea design of the entertainment cabinets will become popular. Because each is a unique and exclusive design and a refreshing break from traditional Western entertainment centers. Here a variety of designs are available, accommodating varying sizes of screens, a/v storage needs and interior design visions.

You can choose the suitable one from the one-of-a-kind TV Step Chest to the stately Miyamoto Entertainment Center, which are all in greentea designed.

2013 Fashionable Entertainment center cabinets by Greentea Design

2013 Fashionable Entertainment center cabinets by Greentea Design

 

Features

Extended horizontal beams in solid woods are used to build the entertainment center cabinets, therefore that gives them a strong yet elegant presence. The beams are continued on the sides of the cabinets, making each piece visually interesting from any angle.

Most of the greentea design entertainment centers feature pocket doors, if you’re watching the game or a movie, they are out of your sight. Close them when the TV is not in use, and the piece functions as a beautiful backdrop for your room.

Buying Guide On Entertainment Center

Most of time,what your television set sits says a lot about who you are. If your entertainment center is still 10 years ago that you bought at a garage sale,you should make a new entertainment center and upgrade your living room furniture.But picking the perfect entertainment center is very hard .In the following, we will give some usefull buying guide for you.Image

  1. Making a plan: First, determine how you plan to use your media center. Next, determine which style you want. Some living room furniture is ornate, maded of hardwood with finely carved doors and pristine finishes, while other media centers are very simple with a modern look.
  2. TV consoles: A TV console is just an extension. A console is a good choice for large televisions –especially a better choice for large screens.
  3. TV stands: There are many kinds of TV stands. And the corner TV stands are good for small rooms for saving space. Generally TV stands are built to hold televisions with screens no larger than 32 inches, expect designing specifically for large televisions.
  4. Entertainment units: These are larger size and larger pieces of furniture. Camparing with the TV stands,entertainment units are more expensive,because of their larger size .Though the price of the entertainment units still depend on the materials and construction. And you should choose the best for yourself.
  5. Entertainment armoires: If your television, components and media occupy lots of room ,and an entertainment armoire is a good choice for you. In general, armoires are beautiful, dramatic pieces of furniture.
  6. Media cabinets: Using the media cabinets , you just need to house the home theater and stereo components . Especially when you want your television sitting on the floor or hanging from the wall,a media cabinet is perfect for you,

Whatever you want , the suitable one is the best one for you. So choose a right one for you.

Paying a professional to refinish or reface kitchen cabinets can be expensive since kitchen cabinet doors get a lot of wear.  Refinishing your own kitchen cabinet doors is a fairly easy do-it-yourself project. You’ll need some basic power tools, a few supplies and enough space to work on refinishing the cabinet doors. And, unless you want to do a drastic stain color change, you don’t even have to strip the old finish from the doors. Here are a few steps to follow when refinishing your kitchen cabinet doors.

Refinishing the Kitchen Cabinet Doors

  1. Unscrew the cabinet doors at the hinges. If you’re only going to refinish the doors, leave the hinges attached to the cabinet boxes. Empty the cabinet drawers and remove those also. Remove knobs and pulls. Use an electric drill or screwdriver to make this go faster.

  2. Clean the cabinet doors. Scrub the cabinets thoroughly with a strong degreasing cleaner, such as trisodium phosphate (TSP). Use a kitchen scrub-sponge and a toothbrush to remove grime collected in grooves and corners. Get every bit of grease and dirt off; unless the surface is completely clean, the new finish won’t adhere well to the cabinet doors, ruining your refinishing project. Rinse clean and let them dry.

  3. Fill in holes or cracks. Fill holes, cracks and dents in the cabinet doors and drawers with carpenter’s wood putty in a color closest to the original wood. Let the putty dry, and then continue.

  4. Sand the cabinet doors and drawers. Sand the cabinet doors using an electric sander and 100-grit sandpaper for the initial sanding. Sand corners and grooves with sandpaper or a sanding sponge. Finish by sanding with 150- or 180-grit sandpaper or a medium-fine sanding sponge, by hand, sanding along the grain of the wood.

  5. Clean off the dust. Remove the sanding dust from the cabinet doors with a vacuum cleaner attachment or “tack” rag (a sticky rag that picks up even the finest dust, available at most paint stores). Make sure all the dust is removed before refinishing the cabinet doors.

  6. Apply the wood stain. Using a fine-bristle brush, liberally apply the stain to the surface of the cabinets. Wait 5 to 10 minutes, and then wipe it off with a clean, lint-free rag. Wait for the stain to dry.

  7. Apply the varnish. Wait about 24 hours for the stain to dry before varnishing. If you’re doing both sides of the doors, wait about 8 hours before turning the doors over and staining the other side. Apply at least two coats of compatible varnish or polyurethane, using either a sprayer or a high-quality brush. Sand the cabinets lightly between coats for a smooth, durable finish.

Tips:

  1. Discard oily stain rags in a bucket of water. They’ll dry in the water, and then you can put them out with your trash. Never put them straight into the trash or any enclosed space; the build-up of fumes can cause spontaneous combustion.
  2. Number each cabinet door and drawer. Using an indelible marker, write the door numbers in the space that will be covered by a hinge and mark the backs of the drawers.
  3. Keep all the screws and hardware together in a container.
  4. A warm garage is the ideal place to set up sawhorses and refinish the doors. If you do it in a basement or other enclosed area, use fans for ventilation and to dissipate harmful fumes.

mvk-contemporary-kitchenChange the functionality and style of your kitchen by installing new kitchen cabinets. They store all of your cookware and pantry goods, of course, but they can also enhance your living space to reflect your personal style. Installing the cabinets and cabinet hardware yourself can be a rewarding home-improvement project, and these steps will help you get started.

Steps of Installing Kitchen Cabinets:

  1.  Design the cabinet layout. Consider your needs before you select new cabinets. Consider how much space you need and the feel you want for your kitchen.
    • You have several options for organization, like corner cabinets with Lazy-Susan inserts, drawer cabinets and adjustable shelving. Make use of unused space by adding kitchen cabinets above a countertop bar or along an unused wall. Alternately, if you don’t use all the cabinet space you have, removing upper cabinets can open up the kitchen.
    • Measure the area where you will install the cabinets. Drawing a layout can help. Use graph paper and a scale of two squares to one foot. Use this to plan your design, and then select cabinets that will fit your space.
  2.  Select a cabinet style. You might want to match your existing cabinets in color and finish or create contrast by adding something different. When mixing styles, maintain a consistent kitchen cabinetry design theme for a cohesive look.
  3.  Draw installation guidelines. Once you’ve removed the old cabinets, you’ll want to place marks to guide installation. The measurements will differ depending on the size of your cabinets.
    • Mark the walls for the top edge of the lower cabinets and the lower edge of the upper cabinets. Ask another person to hold a level along the marks, and then draw lines along the length of the areas.
    • Locate studs using a stud finder and mark their locations with a pencil. Aim to mark the center of the studs when possible.
  4.  Install upper cabinets. Hold up the upper-corner cabinet — or the first cabinet in the row — until it is flush with the bottom guideline. It helps to have two people hold the cabinet steady while you secure it to the wall.
    • Drill several pilot holes through the support at the back of the cabinet. Check to make sure the cabinet is level, and then secure the cabinet with screws at the top and bottom. The screws must be long enough to penetrate at least 1.5 inches into the stud.
    • Each of the following cabinets must be flush with the first one, so take the time to install it perfectly. Line up each cabinet and secure it in the same way.
  5.  Install the lower cabinets. Installing these cabinets is similar to the upper cabinets. If your floor is not perfectly level, you may need to use wooden shims to level each cabinet. Place the corner or end cabinet according to the guideline and drill the pilot holes. Because these screws are stabilizing rather than load-bearing screws, you can use fewer screws than are required for upper cabinets.
  6.  Install your countertops. Depending on the cabinet layout and your countertop material, installation will vary for cabinet countertops.

Kitchen Cabinet Tips:

  1. If you are finishing the cabinets, do so before you install them.
  2. For a cohesive design, use drawer pulls and cabinet handles that match your faucet fixtures.