How to Design a Media Center for the Whole Family

At Strickland’s Home, we love providing custom home organization solutions for the whole family including streamlined children’s closets, kitchen pantries, home offices, and playrooms. While the garage and individual closets offer plenty of space for everyone, the media center is a bit more concentrated. Typically, it’s also one of the most high-traffic areas of the home. That’s why it’s essential to have quality organization and storage solutions that appeal to everyone. Here, we provide a few suggestions for how you can organize your media center to please every family member.

Toy Storage for the Littlest Ones
One key consideration for family-friendly media center storage is height. What do you want your children to be able to reach, and what should be kept away from their curious little hands? Store your young ones’ everyday toys and board games in lower closed cabinets with pull-out baskets for easy clean-up time and a clutter-free look. For special playtime items, opt for upper-level closed storage to keep them out of sight and out of mind.

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Tech Storage for the Gamer Teen
Another consideration for your family media center is what to do with all of the wires and cords that come with television and technology. For your tech-friendly teen, use closed storage to ensure cords are out of the way, and add some adjustable open and closed shelving to organize their video game consoles and accessories. They’ll love having space for their own personal inventory, and our designers will make sure there’s extra room for future purchases, too.

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Open Storage for Mom and Dad
While stacks of video games are typically best kept out of sight, you’ll want to display other items like family photos, albums, books, heirlooms, and awards. Moms and dads alike will love adjustable shelving with glass doors to create a stylish display of your most prized possessions. For a more traditional look, you can customize your wall organizer with crown moulding, trim, and wood grain details. Go contemporary or transitional with a simple open cubby design.

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Media Center Storage for the Whole Family
Whether you’re updating your living room, entertainment center or creating a home theater, quality media center storage covers the needs of everyone in your family. To learn more about our design process, contact us or visit our showroom at Strickland’s Home on 5422 Oleander Drive in Wilmington, NC.