Rachel e-mailed me and asked how I store/display our TV.
That is a tricky one. I’m not a big fan of technical stuff. It tends to be masculine, boxy, black and a million unsightly wires involved… not my cup of tea at all so I’m probably storing mine rather than displaying it. I’m sure there are some nice TV’s out there but I have yet to see them and they’re probably pretty expensive and although we watch quite a bit we don’t need the latest nor want to spend that kind of money on it.
Since we do watch every day and don’t always want to see the same shows we have two sets. There’s one in the livingroom and one in Wille’s room. He’s got a flat one and the other one is of the old school bulky variety. I have thought of getting a flat one for the livingroom too but considering where it’s placed and the fact that we swivel the unit around to either watch from the sofa or the dining table (I know, shame on us) it feels safer the way it is.
We built both units ourselves out of trusty old MDF. They are both on wheels so they can be moved around a little bit.
The livingroom unit houses the TV on top and satellite decoder and dvd player in the box underneath. Like most things in our house, which is quite small, it’s the only spot for the TV. It doesn’t really go anywhere else. It does look very central in the top photo. I promise you that it’s not as in your face in real life. The wires are coming from Wille’s room to the right behind the TV which is why it ended up there in the first place but because it’s got the back to the windows there it’s probably the best spot for it anyways.
Wille’s unit houses his TV on top and TV and game stuff inside, satellite decoder, XBOX 360, Wii, games, remotes and so on. We got Wii Fit about a month ago and luckily the step board fits right under the unit.
Have you tried Wii fit yet? It’s so much fun and so great, for one it gets my computer freak son moving. My personal fave is the hula hoop…
Like I said before, I love hearing from you, so again, if you have any issue you think I might be able to help with I’d love to try, so go ahead and e-mail me or leave a comment!