My very first entertainment center was a piece of junk. It was one of those cheap (my bad…inexpensive) pieces from Wal-Mart that had to be put together. It was made of a very lightweight MDF, and lets just say it didn’t last very long. The next was a behemoth from Best Buy that my husband and I almost broke the last time we moved because we couldn’t lift it. It was a sturdy piece, but it was also entirely too large — meaning it took over our living room. I vowed that the next time we were in the market for a piece of TV center, it would be minimal and have just enough storage space for the essentials.
This entertainment center by Knu certainly fits the bill. It is a compact 19.5” deep x 42” wide x 29.5” high, but with the popularity of flat panel TVs these days, you don’t need anything much larger than that. And if you’ll notice on TV decorating shows and in decorating magazine spreads, you rarely notice the TV, if there’s one in the room at all. That is because every designer knows the television shouldn’t be the focal point of any room if you can help it. And entertainment center like this one will keep it within reach without dominating the other features of your room you’d prefer to highlight.
And the best part? All you have do is attach the legs, and you have a piece of furniture that promises to last you for a long time.
Why It’s Green:
- Made of FSC certified wood and powder-coated steel
- Finished with an eco-friendly varnish
- 100% carbon-offset production
Price: $1,349 (aff)
I may be opening the floodgates with this question, but I’d like to know what my readers are thinking. Would you spend $1300 on this piece of furniture, or any piece of storage furniture of comparable size? This is assuming, of course, that you can afford it. Leave a comment and let me know!