Custom wall units are a unique and stylish way to display your prized items, add some storage space to your room, and create an interesting focal point. But before you go ahead with your plans for your Oakville home, it is important to take some key considerations into account so that you can ensure that you will enjoy your custom wall unit for years to come.
Here are a few things to think about as you design your unit:
1. How do you want to display your items?
Many homeowners in Oakville decide to install custom wall units, at least in part, because they have treasured items that they wish to display. These items could be anything from family photos to souvenirs from their travels to prized collections.
What kinds of items would you like to display? How much space will you need for them? Take some time to think about the kinds of items you would like to display in your wall unit and start to map out how much space you think you will need.
2. What kind of storage space do you need?
Not everything you put in your wall unit has to be on display. In fact, there’s a pretty good chance that you will want to hide some things away. Adding doors to make cabinets in some parts of you wall unit can be a good way of giving yourself some extra storage space.
If you have items that you would like to keep handy but don’t necessarily want as part of your décor, you’ll need to figure out how much space you’ll need for these as well.
3. How big is your TV? (And will the next one be the same size?)
Many custom wall units in Oakville homes are placed on the same wall where the TV is located. The wall units frame the TV, and the added bonus is that they also hide those unsightly wires. Obviously, you want to think about where on the wall you are going to place the TV – because once that wall unit is up, you won’t be moving it anytime soon.
You’ll also need to think about the size of your TV and if you think you’ll be wanting to upsize in the future. Sure, that 50 inch looks good now, but if you’re contemplating a 65 inch television, you might want to plan for that now!
4. Your other furnishings
While there is no requirement that your wall unit will perfectly match your existing furnishings, you don’t want it to clash either. Your custom wall unit is just that – it’s custom. And that means you can match the colour and style to your existing furnishings.
You can choose a traditional wood grain, and a symmetrical layout or your can choose a funky colour and whimsical design. The choice is yours – just make sure that it isn’t something that you will tire of in a few years.
Contact Trends Wood Finishing today
Are you thinking about a custom wall unit for your Oakville home? If so, the professionals at Trends can work with you to design and build a wall unit that you will genuinely love. Give us a call today to get started.