Interior designers create furniture for stylish gamers
on Thursday,March 25,2010 19:03
As video game consoles have become a standard fixture in most households, interior designers have begun to create entertainment centers that can accommodate and conceal these systems.
A study from Centris found that the number of households with Nintendo Wii systems increased by 85 percent between 2008 and 2009, while those with Sony Playstation 3s and X-Box 360s grew by 52 and 28 percent, respectively.
Because these modern gaming systems often include a great deal of cords, controllers and games, many families are searching for ways to keep the devices in more common rooms without creating clutter.
As a result, more interior designers are addressing the growing gaming furniture market by creating entertainment centers that can store the consoles and their accessories while maintaining some elements of style, ABC News reports.
These pieces may include doors or drawers that can hold the systems while concealing cords. More popular designs feature full-extension, pull-out storage trays that enable players to see all of their games at once.
Some designers say that these systems are proving popular among families who once used bulky or disorganized baskets to store their games, according to the news source.
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