TV Stands That Hide Wires
A TV stand that hides wires is going to be one of the best furniture purchases that you’ll make for a long time. We’ve all heard the horror stories involving cluttered living rooms with no space to move around and wires dangling from every corner. Whether it’s to hook up a speaker system, plug in several TV boxes or even to connect a mini computer to your TV, there are going to be wires everywhere and they look unsightly.
Sure, you could get yourself something like a cable management kit that allows you to hide the wires using sleeves, but they still don’t look as great as a TV stand that conceals wires. It’s a one-piece solution to all your issues and it can greatly enhance your viewing experience when there are no unsightly wires dangling near your TV.
Picking the Right TV Stand
A TV stand needs to contain the following to be considered worth your time:
- Ample storage space - A TV stand is a way of saving space in your room. It’s going to need a few shelves, perhaps a small cupboard with a door and maybe a drawer or two. This is to store all of your devices, your media and also any extras. Without the extra storage space, your TV stand isn’t worth your time!
- Large enough surface for your TV - What use is a TV stand that can’t hold your TV? Make sure there’s enough space on it and that it’s rated for the weight of your TV. Can’t find how much your set weighs? A quick Google search should reveal plenty of numbers that you can use, but it’s fine to get a rough estimate as well. Remember that you’ll be reaching behind your TV now and then to change the cables, so make sure there’s enough space to pull the TV forward a bit so you can access the back.
- Conceals wires behind it - It’s important to hide the wires behind the TV stand so that they don’t get in the way of your viewing experience. One of the most common ways TV stands achieve this is by having hole cutouts in the back of the TV stand that can be used to route wires and cables. It’s simple, effective and prevents wires from dangling in front of the TV.
- Sturdy construction - Since you’ll be putting your TV and a bunch of other expensive items like media boxes and game consoles on your TV stand, the last thing you want is to have it collapse and break all of your stuff. Make sure it’s not wobbling around during regular use and ensure it’s sturdy enough to hold all of your things. If it’s showing signs of wear already, get rid of it as soon as you can!
Not all TV stands are made equal. It’s important to invest in one that can keep your media equipment safe, but you also need it to have enough storage for your needs and also contain cable management holes to route your wires.