What could be more fun than gathering around the big screen television and hunkering down with a boatload of movies, favorite snacks and drinks? While those ginormous television consoles that took up half the room are thankfully a thing of the past, thin, lightweight and brilliant big screen televisions continue to be more affordable and mainstream.
Whether you are in the market for a newer and bigger TV or are perfectly content with your current model, finding that perfect entertainment center to house that big screen TV, Blu ray and DVD player, electronic components and large collection of movies has never been easier or more affordable. Why spend your hard-earned money on a ho-hum entertainment center when you can create the perfect custom-made, home theater experience that fits your family’s needs?
10 DIY Entertainment Center Projects & Tips
- First things first. Before you start building your entertainment center, there are some very important basics to consider like your budget, available space and components.
- Dennis Hartman walks you through the planning, designing and construction process of a DIY entertainment center project, from start to finish.
- This simple, open-shelf entertainment center project is quite affordable – between $100 and $250.
- This 5-star do it yourself entertainment center project, from the handy folks at Lowes, includes step-by-step directions, detailed photos and videos.
- This simple semi-recessed entertainment center project, from HGTV, can be completed in just one day.
- This more expensive DIY project costs between $1,000 and $2,500 dollars, depending on the materials used and specific size.
- Looking for a great built-in entertainment center? Ron Hazelton shows you how to make your own, custom made built-in.
- Learn how to Build an Environmentally-Friendly Entertainment Center with step-by-step directions and photographs.
- Talk about affordable! Instead of building your entertainment center from scratch, why not re-purpose items you already own? Gryphon Adams shares some great ideas using old steamer trunks, wooden crates and old cabinets. Old dressers and wardrobes or armories can also make great centers!
- Who says entertainment centers have to be indoors? Check out this custom DIY outdoor entertainment center!
Images courtesy of Bart Groenhuizen and Louis Hall