DutchCrafters Living Room Entertainment Rivals: Round One – TV Stands vs. Fireplace Units

Heather McLellan 30/07/2015

DutchCrafters Living Room Entertainment Rivals: Round One!

Just in time for the NFL season! What kind of living room entertainment stand suits you, your friends, and your team? There’s only one way to find out: The Inaugural DutchCrafters Living Room Entertainment Bracket, kicking off this week with a tense showdown between our convenient corner entertainment centers and our world-class Amish fireplaces.

Finally! After the world’s longest summer, the NFL is coming back on September 10th with a juggernaut square-off between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots. Getting ready for the 2015 season means prepping your living room for excitement, for the odd yell, and for more than one round of cheering – but which pieces make the best players? Round One pits corner TV stands and against fireplaces.

Team One: Corner TV Stands and Entertainment Centers

DutchCrafters Living Room Entertainment Rivals: Round One - TV Stands vs. Fireplace Units - Vienna Corner TV Stand

The Vienna Corner TV Stand brings subtlety and traditional good looks to the living room.

The corner TV stands are defined by many things, but their watchword is space-saving storage. Convenient and compact, these pieces make great additions to rooms where space is at a premium, or rooms where there’s already décor along the walls. With hutch-top corner tv stands, regular TV stands, and whole entertainment centers shaped to fit almost any corner, our team of corner TV stands is going to be hard to beat.

Corner TV stands also lead the way in transformational storage. Many of our corner pieces have some of the most innovative storage options in the field, while a select few tv stands with convenient bi-fold doors let you close the door on the TV once the game is over (this might be especially useful if things haven’t gone well, or if things have gone so well that your living room is suddenly full of celebrations).

DutchCrafters Living Room Entertainment Rivals: Round One - TV Stands vs. Fireplace Units: Amish Boulder Creek Corner Entertainment Center

The Boulder Creek Corner Entertainment Center is one of our most versatile pieces.

 

Team Two: Fireplace TV Stands

DutchCrafters Living Room Entertainment Rivals: Round One - TV Stands vs. Fireplace Units: Amish Flint TV Console/ Fireplace Mantel

The Flint Fireplace Media Stand offers sumptuous everyday luxury.

One major strategic advantage that the fireplace TV stands have coming into this match-up is that the football season falls squarely in their territory: winter. The colder times of year are like home stadium to these pieces, most of which offer incredible heating power that you can adjust from across the room at the touch of a button.

DutchCrafters Living Room Entertainment Rivals: Round One - TV Stands vs. Fireplace Units: Amish Hiland Entertainment Center Fireplace

You can change the heat setting of this Hiland Fireplace Entertainment Center while you’re (literally) chilling on the couch!

These pieces also bring incredible utility and beauty to other moments too, especially long evenings spent with a book or chilly mornings accented by snow and hot coffee. In the summer, their remote controlled heating elements can be switched off to conserve energy and help keep your home cool without sacrificing the enchanting ambiance of the fireplace’s flame display and glowing coals. None of this is really saying football to us, though… 

And Round One of the Dutchcrafters Living Room Entertainment Rivals Goes To …

Sorry, fireplaces! This round has to go to Team One: our corner TV stands and entertainment centers.

While their fiery cousins definitely have their place, they don’t add a huge amount to the experience of the NFL season. With creative storage, space-saving smarts, and bi-fold doors, our corner TV stands are ideal teammates for the football season.

But are they the best of the bunch? There’s no way to know just yet. I’ll be back this time next week with the next face-off in this tight bracket of Living Room Entertainment Rivals Round Two: wall units versus traditional TV stands.

by Heather McLellan (12 Posts)


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