Jun 29, 2012 4:42 pm
Hi H1 Brains
We're considering having fitted shelves/entertainment unit in our theatre room. Our build's about to go to site so all selections and specifications are already signed and sealed.
My questions are these:
1) is there any reason or advantage in getting the builder to do this? (preference is not to)
2) if not the builder, who would we go to for quotes? (kitchen cabinet makers? carpenters? home entertainment specialists?)
What I'm thinking is something a bit like Dani & Dan did on The Block [such an addict! I can't believe it's almost over] a feature wall with recess for TV, shelves that wrap around and floor cupboards:
I mocked it up in sketch-up to see how it would look in our Theatre and I think it's the perfect way to balance out the under-stair cupboard door. The only issues I can see with doing this after the build is that there will be power points on the original wall (close to the floor and behind the telly). Would they need to move these, or would you leave a gap in the false feature wall to get to floor the ones in the cupboard?
(hard to see but that's supposed to be our sound bar/speaker sitting under the telly)
Re: Entertainment unit/shelves like The Block: what trade to2
Jun 29, 2012 6:48 pm
When I was looking for kitchen cabinets, I noticed a few of them had custom made entertainment units on their websites. I think they would be a great place to start.
I think it will look smashing when its completed!
Re: Entertainment unit/shelves like The Block: what trade to3
Jun 30, 2012 8:55 am
You can get quotes from kitchen companies or cabinet makers - you could ask your builder, but their price is likely to be pretty high.
We had a custom-built unit in our family room at our old place which was done by the same company who supplied and installed our kitchen. To keep costs down, I had them build it to my specifications, but did all the painting myself. Ours was just constructed out of MDF, which once painted, came up a treat. I had the doors and drawer fronts made with the same profile as our kitchen cupboards and a bulkhead to the ceiling added.
Choice of finish will impact on price too - you can have just about anything from paint to laminates to natural timber...
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Thanks shazaw. That helps a lot !!