Expert Orange California Remodeler Tips for Homeowners Revamping a Fireplace or Entertainment Center

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Haus Werks, specializing in residential remodeling, shares expertise to help homeowners choose the right fireplace or entertainment center to provide both ambience and efficiency.

In the old days, homeowners made fireplaces the central focus of the room by arranging furniture around it. These days, a fireplace and television can compete with each other in a room when located on opposite walls. During family gatherings, a warm, enticing fireplace is the focal point. On game day, however, the same room becomes a viewing theater. What to do when one room has polar opposite functions?

Homeowners now have access to the panel TV. These wonders of technology can be hung above the fireplace and eliminate the need to constantly rearrange and shift furniture. Many homeowners have capitalized on this hot trend and taken it one step further by utilizing custom entertainment centers designed to combine the TV and fireplace into one striking feature. In doing so, they also create a space to store media equipment and hide unsightly cable and power cords.

“We’ve seen an increased interest in combination fireplace/entertainment centers during recent years,” says Greg Booy, who as owner of Haus Werks has helped many homeowners solve functional dilemmas in great rooms and living rooms. “Today’s customized wall units can incorporate a fireplace, television, library, and artwork. They all collectively work together to provide relaxation, warmth, ambience, and entertainment.”

Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a fireplace/entertainment center:

Determine the Size and Features

Advanced planning will offer the most comfortable viewing arrangement. Measure the dimensions of the space including length, width, and depth. Be sure and leave enough space between the entertainment center and sitting areas to ensure a quality viewing experience. Also determine what electronic devices, media equipment, DVDs, and other knickknacks will be housed in the entertainment center. A contractor can help check each piece of media equipment for size and ventilation requirements to help select the best locations.

Consider the Style and Design

A wide variety of styles, designs, and finishes are available to match any décor. If a homeowner prefers a classic look, a traditional fireplace/entertainment center with sophisticated molding, fluted columns, flanked with bookcases may be a good choice. Or entertainment centers can complement a modern décor by utilizing a sleek stainless steel fireplace and flat front cabinetry. The options are limitless.
With 25 years of experience and an extensive portfolio of fireplace surrounds, mantels, shelves and fireplace/entertainment centers, Haus Werks can help homeowners choose the perfect fireplace environment that reflects their personal style. As a small company, they give each client the personal attention they deserve, help them come up with a solution, and then execute it themselves.

In addition to fireplaces, Haus Werks also offers remodeling, room additions, bath and kitchen remodels, tile and wood floors, plumbing, electrical, drywall, painting, windows and doors, patio covers and much more. To learn more about this exceptional company, please visit their website at

About Haus Werks

Haus Werks is a small, family owned company that prides itself on providing the best craftsmanship, adding value to their client’s homes and life. With an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau, their clients can feel confident their project will be done right the first time and in a timely manner. Haus Werks serves northern Orange County, including the City of Orange, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach and the surrounding area.

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