A teenager had outgrown his room, and the family's new TV was outsized for its space.Solution:
Move the media center to the basement so that the teen could spread out, and build a TV cabinet big enough for movie viewing. Recessed lights make the most of the ceiling height, while pendants create a reading nook. The shelving unit was made for under $100 with 2-inch framing lumber and a salvaged window. A tip from the kid's dad: Be sure to prime and paint before installing a built-in like this.Design: Lucianna SamuBuilder:
Restorations Unlimited, Salem, NY; 518-854-3389.