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Moving Tips: Setting up a new entertainment center

It is important to make a plan for the new entertainment center.

It is important to make a plan for the new entertainment center.

The new home may need a little pre-planning when looking for an area that the whole family can hang out in. If you are tech-savvy, you may want to consider making a solid entertainment center setup, and you may be able to do it with the items you already have packed for the move.

The best entertainment centers are built around the television. If you have a flatscreen with a pedestal, you can use a cabinet as a base and put it there. However, if it needs to be attached to the wall, be certain that you find the stud and can securely fasten it, setting up the room around that area after that point.

Whether it is on the cabinet, or the wall, you will need a way to store your electronics. You may already have a storage unit from your old home, and this is where gaming systems, DVD players and stereo equipment can be neatly stored. In addition, make sure that all the cords are neatly set behind the cabinet, as this will make the entertainment center look clean and prevent tripping. Securing cords with elastics or twist ties can make the room look better, and it will also make it easier to adjust later on.

Setting up speakers around the room can make your area look and feel more professional. Larger speakers next to the television can be great, and you will be able to put other, smaller speakers evenly throughout the room. Having all of these hooked up to a main stereo system can make volume control easier, as you won't have to constantly adjust the sound.

Finally, arrange your furniture around the entertainment system in a way that makes the room look more attractive. There are many ideas you can play with to make your couches, chairs and other furniture fit comfortably in the room.