Modern Family Room with Entertainment CenterContemporary Games Room, San Francisco
A sliding panel exposes the TV. Floor-to-ceiling windows connect the entire living space with the backyard while letting in natural light.
Photography: Brian Mahany
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Build in storage Instead of letting lots of small pieces of furniture (a bookshelf here, a chest there) eat up space, bite the bullet and devote one entire wall to storage or living room shelving. A floor-to-ceiling storage wall can be customised to contain everything from books to a media center - perhaps even a pull-down desk! Keep a stash of spare seats In a truly small space, it may not be possible to have as many seating options as you would like. One way to get around this is by storing a few folding café chairs or stacking stools in a closet (or under a bed), where you can easily pull them out when company is coming.This built-in storage wall has a hide-away TV, bookshelves and cabinets; a small-scale love seat is opposite. A low-slung plywood Eames lounge chair has been slipped in front of the media wall without blocking the storage. Seats: three.