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Entries Tagged as 'Entertainment/Media Niche'
October 12th, 2016 · No Comments
May 4th, 2016 · 2 Comments
Entertainment centers, also known as media niches, were popular in the Phoenix area. Until TVs got wider and not so deep. The extra storage spaces all but guaranteed they would be filled up.
This unique set-up allows for a television to be placed in front of the niches.
It looks like they cut holes into the drywall to create the niches.
Media niches also appear in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as seen here.
January 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments
Here’s a pseudo-beehive fireplace. That’s wallpaper, not faux painting; the pattern repeats.
Two fireplaces in this house. Check out the free-standing metal one on the left.
Yesterday we featured entertainment/media niches. Today we have a fireplace plus a media niche. Double the fun!
You can see the electric outlets in the cubby holes. The fireplace is probably fake. If not, would you want the fire’s heat rising up on the TV?
January 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment
It was a Phoenix thing to build entertainment/media niches so you could surround your TVs with collectibles and audio equipment. Sometimes they are used as storage for supplies.
People don’t know what to do with them.
They were originally designed for those massive thick rear-projection TV sets. Now what do you do with that big open space?
These sellers gave up and did nothing.
This seller was determined to fill every nook and cranny.
These media niches are great for collecting dust.
December 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments
Please join me in singing the 6th annual UglyHousePhotos version of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Everybody join in now. A one, and a two, and a three.
On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Twelve clocks a tickin’.
Eleven medals hanging.
Ten puppies sitting.
Nine ducks a quacking.
Eight princesses dancing.
Seven jugs of water.
Six chairs aplenty.
Five blobs of paint.
Four raggedy dolls.
Three brass geese.
Two turtle doves?
And an old tire by a sparse tree.
2014’s version is here.
2013’s version is here.
2012’s version is here.
2011’s version is here.
2010’s version is here.
September 8th, 2015 · No Comments
M&M candy figurine collection. Looks like they’re collecting dust too.
September 3rd, 2015 · 3 Comments
So much furniture and stuff in one room. It distracts you from the old ceiling fan and the popcorn ceiling. Is it a dining room or a living room or both?
Still looks cramped from this angle. The sofa blocks the window. The front door is blocked too.
There was a dining table in the living room. Now there’s two more dining tables in this room plus a breakfast bar. Is this a restaurant or a house?
From another angle, we see that they couldn’t leave an empty space alone. Gotta put an oversized table there!
So much furniture crammed in this room that they had to stack the sofas!
August 20th, 2015 · 3 Comments
Caged dog, waiting for the summer heat to end.
Another caged dog by a fireplace. Is this a fire dog?
Two dogs near a dead tree. Is that a dogwood tree?
Dachshund (wiener dog) in this house. It is a hot dog?
Dog on a bed, ready for a nap. Because he’s dog tired?
June 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment
Look what we found today. Another entertainment center. From McAllen, Texas.
June 27th, 2015 · 2 Comments
Entertainment centers were very popular before televisions got bigger and thinner. Let’s take a look at some recent examples. They were perfect for your small TV and VCR.
This one’s not very deep, so it was perfect when the first flat-screen TVs came out (the small ones). It can’t handle the typical 32″ TV nowadays.
That 40″ TV won’t fit in the old entertainment center.
Talk about old school. That’s a reel-to-reel player.
It was popular in the Phoenix area to have these built-in media niches, especially ones that were two feet deep to accommodate those monstrous projection TVs. Now they are functionally obsolete and collect dust.
Here’s a creative TV stand that blocks the window.
Another window blocker, but no TV.