Entries Tagged as 'Entertainment/Media Niche'

Five Media Niches

February 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Media niches (aka built-in entertainment centers) are great for displaying small TVs and electronics and everything else.

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They’re also great for displaying cords and wires.

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And for collecting and displaying dust.

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Sometimes they’re not used for televisions.

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Here’s an empty media niche.  Think of all the personal items you could display there!!

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Tags: Carpet · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Functional Obsolescence · Entertainment/Media Niche

Fireplace Surround Gone Mad

December 17th, 2013 · 4 Comments

These Glendale, Arizona sellers built a media niche around the fireplace so they could display their collectibles.  Everyone must have sprained necks from twisting their heads to watch TV.  Notice the knotted curtain too.

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You’ll have to look very close to find the fireplace.

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Here’s how this room looked in 2010 before the current owners got their hands on it.

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Tags: Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Window Coverings · Fireplace · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After · Entertainment/Media Niche

Entertainment Centers

September 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Three options for entertainment centers for your home.

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Today’s large TVs might not fit in this media niche.

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This entertainment center dominates the room.

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Entertainment/Media Niche

Big Winner

August 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments

This seller found a new use for his old entertainment center.  Lots of trophies, but will buyers be bowled over by this room?  Could the seller spare a few minutes to clear out the room?  And maybe fix the ceiling too?

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Collections · Ceiling · Entertainment/Media Niche

Entertainment Options

August 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Entertainment niches and media centers are frequently seen as prominent room features.

This one, likely built in the late 1990s, is no longer suitable for today’s televisions.  [Phoenix]

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Sometimes people try to repurpose their entertainment centers.  [Phoenix]

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Sometimes they are built as shrines.  [Florence, Alabama]

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The designs can be unique and creative.  [Glendale, Arizona]

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They can be grand and dominating.  [Surprise, Arizona]

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They can also be excuses for collecting items.  And dust.  [Waddell, Arizona]

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Entertainment/Media Niche

Time To Watch TV

July 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Let’s watch TV!  There’s Something About Mary is on right now!  Looks like some hair care products on the shelf.

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Glee is on right now!  [Boone, North Carolina]

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“You have questions about my house?  Can it wait until the commercial break?”

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“I never miss a minute of Fox News.”

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Cartoon time!

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Entertainment/Media Niche

Outdated Entertainment Niches

June 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Custom-made entertainment niches or media centers were very popular in Phoenix in the 1990s.

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They quickly became dust collectors and excuses for hoarding.  Gotta fill every cubby hole with stuff!

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Entertainment centers as furniture soon became too small for modern television sets.  So rather than get rid of the entertainment center (very hard to sell at garage sales nowadays, especially the tall TV armoires), people are putting new TVs on top!  Which leads to neck strain after looking up for hours at a time.

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Here’s one that’s too small for modern TVs.  Now what do you do with it?

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The problem is 20% solved.

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What likely happened in this house was:  they removed the coat closet next to the front door and removed the closet in the bedroom.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Functional Obsolescence · Vandalism & Theft · Entertainment/Media Niche

Quality Entertainment

March 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Entertainment center/media niche with mold and mildew.  We rate it one star.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Mold & Mildew · Entertainment/Media Niche

Odd Entertainment Centers

February 15th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Timeless entertainment center in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

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Media niche/entertainment center in Phoenix.

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And they also built this media niche in the next room.

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The media niche is now outdated for today’s televisions.  So you mount the television over it!

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Or you can stick with a small TV until you move.

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Check out this monster!

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Media niches are very practical.  For collecting souvenirs and dust.

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Built back when TV sets were 2 feet deep.  Now functionally obsolete.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Functional Obsolescence · Other US Cities · Entertainment/Media Niche

Let Us Undertain You

December 3rd, 2012 · 5 Comments

Entertainment centers/media niches were popular ten years ago in the Phoenix area.  Nowadays?

Adobe style on peyote?

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Too small for TVs; just right for fish tanks.

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Their new TV is too big for the media niche (see the TV on the right?).  Or…all their knick-knacks took over the space and kicked out the TV.

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They are great for collecting dust and random items.

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Penguins & more!

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Functional Obsolescence · Entertainment/Media Niche