With TV's getting slimmer and slimmer, that also means smaller speakers which you usually have to supplement. We didn't want to clutter up the space with surround sound speakers though, so we opted for this smaller Yamaha sound bar. It gets some pretty big sound for such a small unit, and you really can't beat the price. We knew we wanted everything else to be super clean too, so here are a few tools we used to achieve the look:
We started with a low profile TV mount. With TVs getting thinner, it's nice to keep the hardware slim too.
To hide the cords we used a product called PowerBridge. It's basically a simple in-wall cable management system. It makes it super easy to run all your cords inside the wall with one clean plate on each end. Then we cut a small hole in the back of the console to connect the components.
We also set up a small IR extender (that tiny box w/ the blue light). This little guy will pick up the signal from our remotes and send it to little IR flashers that repeat the signal inside the media cabinet. This allows us to keep the doors of the credenza closed and still use our remotes.
Finally, we added about $50 worth of accessories from Marshall's (and one antique piece we already had) and there you have it: our new entertainment console.