Looking for a cool, concealed place to tuck your video projector? Avoid the cluttered look of cords and equipment by hiding your projector somewhere that it is convenient, but not seen. Also, this will prevent children and pets from disturbing or damaging your home theater equipment!
Tuck your video projector out of view, but keep it close at hand for screenings and use. Try these tips to create the perfect hiding-spot for your video projector, and to keep it protected, safely out of the way.
Seven savvy suggestions for your video projector:
- Over your head. One great place for your projector is over your head, in the ceiling. If you have suspended ceilings, this may be easy to do on your own. If not, talk with contractors about building a trap-door to access.
- In a box. Have a woodworker construct a custom box to enclose and contain your projector. Have the contractor match it up with the woodwork and inherent architecture of the room.
- Behind a barrier. If you don't want to contain the projector entirely, consider building a wall around it. This leaves the top and bottom free and exposed for easy-access.
- In the closet. Have a closet nearby? Consider tucking your projector in this space to keep it safe and out of sight.
- On a shelf. Add a shelf or cabinet in your screening area for your projector. This may also keep it dust-free, as well.
- Behind the screen. Another great solution is to tuck the projector behind the actual viewing screen. This may require special equipment, including a rear projection system.
- Cleverly crafted in furniture. A modern approach is to invest in short-throw projectors, which can be cleverly disguised in pieces of furniture.