Glossy White Wardrobe Set – 14 Doors of Bedroom Storage!

This Maryland customer needed more bedroom closet space (don’t we all?) and had an area of the room that was perfectly suited to the kind of transformation Contempo Space delivers every day.

The wall of wardrobes pictured is simply several free standing closets attached together in place.

No attachment to the walls. No attachment to the floor.

Removing a few screws from the inside can quickly transform this single piece of supersized storage furniture into several separate, fully assembled wardrobe closets.

These can be moved and reassembled in another room or home, or used individually.

Did this customized solution cost less than hiring a carpenter to build something permanent? That depends whether you have a carpenter who owes you a very large favor.

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Entertainment Center Buying Guide for Flat Screen Television Owners

Emma Entertainment Center Black Glass

If you browse the pages of a modern design magazine or website, you might notice that the placement of the television often seems an afterthought.

There are exceptions, of course. You will see creative photos floating around featuring televisions sitting on top of stacks of luggage or neatly stained pallets. Otherwise though, it would be easy to believe that everybody either lacks a television in the living room or has decided to hang the TV on the wall, presumably to enjoy its miraculous ability to operate without the need for power wires or any kind of cable box or other hardware.

Fear not though, as there is still hope for those of us who don’t live in a magazine spread.

Unless you completely skipped over the title of this post before reading, you probably already know that we’re going to say entertainment centers. Yes, it’s true. Entertainment centers may be the last bastion of hope for flat screen television owners if living rooms and family rooms are to remain both beautiful and practical, while still affording us the storage space that we need in our real life living rooms.

Contemporary entertainment center designs have come a long way since a couple decades ago, when TV furniture needed to accommodate large, heavy television sets and tended to have a very specific, predictable look and feel. You probably remember more than a few of the old style wall units with the single big glass door protecting an FM receiver and double tape deck. Which brings us to the first step of our entertainment center buying guide, and perhaps the most important:

Measure the Television for your Entertainment Center

Fortunately, measuring for your TV has never been easier. Assuming you own a flat screen TV, depth is not an issue, so you only need to know two dimensions, width and height.

The furniture manufacturer will have specifications that include how much space is available for the TV. All you need to do is make sure that space is bigger than the actual dimensions of your television.

If you are shopping for an entertainment wall unit and you don’t have the television yet, the easiest solution is to look at the television you want online, where you should see length and width specs.

One last tip about television size: as technology gets cheaper, TVs are very common upgrades. If it’s been a while since you got a larger TV or if you watch a lot of television in your home, it’s a good idea to consider getting an entertainment unit with some extra space available in case you get a bigger TV in the future.

Plan Where the Entertainment Center Will be Placed in the Room

When planning for TV furniture in a living room or family room, you usually have to begin with considering the placement of doors, windows, staircases and any other permanent features of your room.

Sometimes there is a single, most obvious placement for the television and entertainment furniture. In some rooms, there will be two or more places to choose from. In this case, you want to think about the seating for each possible scenario.

What kind of seating is going to go in the room and how will it be arranged? Would a certain seating arrangement create any undesirable situations, such as having people facing a bright evening sun or a heavily trafficked doorway?

Think about how close or far people will be sitting from the wall unit. How far away from the television is best? People have come up with a few complicated sounding mathematical ways to answer this question, so here is a more direct answer to the question of how far it is usually recommended to place seating from a modern television:

36 inch TV: Sit 6 to 9 feet away

50 inch TV: Sit 8 to 12 feet away

60 inch TV: Sit 10 to 15 feet away

72 inch TV: Sit 12 to 18 feet away

How Large Should The Entertainment Furniture Be?

This can be the most challenging part of choosing the perfect entertainment center. Going back to those magazines mentioned earlier, it’s tempting to go for the smallest, lowest thing that will fit your TV. This looks great for staging, but a valuable fact to keep in mind is that the most common complaint people have about their home is a shortage of storage space.

The obvious solution for storage is furniture, of course. The living room, usually among the largest rooms in the home, is actually the best candidate to accommodate a rather large piece of furniture.

Think about it this way: you’re deciding on the piece of furniture that is probably going to be placed against the largest wall in the largest room of the home. Does it make sense to consider going a little bigger? Yes it does.

Customers thank themselves for making the choice to make the most of their floor space with a taller wall unit. Depending on the type of room and how you will use the entertainment unit, you may choose a unit with lots of open shelving, plenty of doors and drawers, or some combination of these.

If you will be showcasing display pieces, another thing to consider is an entertainment center with glass doors and perhaps even some internal lighting. These kinds of features accentuate decorative pieces.

With the above tips in mind, there’s no time like the present to check out our own line of customizable entertainment centers. Each one can be ordered in any of our furniture finishes and colors.

Thanks for reading!

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Rustic Birch Bedroom Set in NYC

This beautiful bedroom set we made for a customer in NYC is manufactured with modern materials and construction quality, while presenting a rustic facade that is almost distressed in its appearance.

The contempobed pier wall is a fantastic masterpiece that combines the functions of several normal bedroom furniture pieces all into one place.

  • Headboard
  • Platform bed
  • Pair of nightstands
  • Wardrobe cabinets
  • Additional overhead storage cabinets

 

Matching 10-drawer dresser and 5-drawer chest complete the matching bedroom set.

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Joseph Wall Unit In Honey Maple And White

The Joseph entertainment wall unit was designed to strike an ideal balance between storage and presentation.

The New York customer who now owns this wall unit needed less storage and more open display space.

Our answer, as always: “No problem!

Shop modern wall units here.

 

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Emma Entertainment Center In Ash Matte

The Emma Entertainment Center, most popular wall unit in the universe (that we know of) is seen here in ash matte finish.

If you look closely, you will notice that the finish is a near perfect match to the dining chairs that were already in the customers’ home.

That’s the beauty of shopping locally with companies that can give customers the individualization that they want.

You can see more entertainment centers here, if you’re into that kind of thing.

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Mayor Blanco and Congressman Pascrell Visit Contempo Space’s Future Home

As part of the Contempo Plaza project that also includes industrial loft event space Factory 220, a groundbreaking celebration was held Monday at the project site on Passaic Street in Passaic.

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White Entertainment Center in South Florida

One of our customers posted a photo of her installed Lucus Entertainment Center over the weekend, complete with all the trimmings and flat screen television in place.

This wall unit was ordered in Java finish, with white glossy fronts for the cabinets and storage drawers.

The large entertainment center is over twelve feet wide. You can see it is a perfect fit for the wall where it is placed, with ample space for decorative items (even plants on top!) that personalize the room.

Less obvious, is the amount of concealed storage built into the entertainment center. I haven’t done the math, but it’s a lot.

Do you have a Contempo Space wall unit to show off? Go ahead and send us your pics and we will feature them here.

Don’t have one yet? Give us a call, we can help with that too!

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Wardrobe as Room Divider in Brooklyn Apartment

In New York City, it’s common for apartments to have large, studio style floor plans. While open space is nice, city dwellers often choose to set up room dividers or partitions of some kind to provide a comfortable, private space.

This custom room divider provides TV/entertainment space on one side, in a soothing java wood tone.

Matte white keeps the apartment on the other side of the divider looking bright and spacious .

Nondescript L handles keep the unit looking more like a wall than furniture. Nice!

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Contempo Space Furniture Showroom Doubling In Size

Have you ever gone furniture shopping and said to yourself, “Self, I sure am enjoying all this furniture, but you know what would be better? If there were twice as much of it!”

If you know this feeling well, you will be happy to learn that we have been working on our new showroom. It’s twice as large as the original showroom, and we will be announcing a grand opening inÿ the very, very near future.

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Davidson Wall Unit Desk In Java & White

While we call this the Davidson Wall Unit Desk, this modular home office workspace is not actually attached to the wall at all.

This glossy white desk was ordered by a Florida customer. One of our expert delivery teams brought it down to Florida and professionally attached the already assembled tall side cabinets and top bridge to finish the completed piece.

By the time these photos made it back to be published, the customer is already set up and working, certainly enjoying the extra large drawers and abundance of shelving and cabinet space throughout the wall unit.

 

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