Some floor layouts call for a creative use of space, especially when audio visual equipment is involved. TVs need perches, speakers need shelter and cables need a place to call home. Get it all done with a custom job like this Ikea hack.Ikea kitchen cabinets are given swing-open doors on both sides to create a hybrid sidebar/room divider/media cabinet for this open floor plan we spotted on IkeaHacker.
The living room side doors reveal an "occasional"TV (these homedwellers prefer to use their projector) and speaker components (speaker doors were cut out and covered with sound-transparent speaker cloth), while the dining room side gives easy access to all the wires and cables most of us have to move our furniture around to see. Brilliant!
As for the cords, well this homeowner committed to keeping those under wraps by digging a channel through their concrete floor and installing a tube from the attic to the cabinet. The tube carries power and speaker wires, plus an A/V cable to their projector (there's also 7' wide pull down screen recessed into the ceiling above the cabinet).
Plenty of storage, high-tech compatibility and it's an Ikea hack? We love it!