CD / DVD Storage Buying Guide
A Brief History
There have long been pieces of furniture that are designed and constructed to store specific items. The bookcase is the most obvious - not to mention earliest - such furniture item, whilst in more recent times, there have been specially constructed units for vinyl records. With the advent and popularisation of CDs and DVDs, units in which to store them have become common in the home.
How to Buy
There are two main questions that you will need to ask yourself when you are selecting a CD/DVD storage unit.
Firstly, you will need to determine the capacity that you will require from your CD/DVD storage unit, and that will probably entail counting the number of CDs and DVDs that you have. Secondly, you will need to ensure that you have sufficient space for the storage unit that you are considering - which is why you are advised to measure the dimensions of the area for which the unit is intended.
Where to Use
The obvious place to position a CD/DVD storage unit is anywhere where you are likely to play CDs or DVDs, such as the living room or dining room. Of course, you won't necessarily just be storing or displaying CDs or DVDs in your unit, but bear in mind that many will have slots that are specifically designed to hold individual CD cases.
As well as deciding on the room where your unit will be placed, you will need to consider the area of that room where it will be positioned. In making your decision, you are advised to avoid directly and constantly exposing the unit to the sunlight that could cause the natural tone of the wood to fade. You should also avoid placing it too close to any heaters or radiators that could cause damage.
CD/DVD storage units come in two main forms. You could choose a tall and thin CD unit, in which the CDs are stacked upwards and that can be placed snugly in the corner of a room where there is little floor space. Alternatively, there is the more common chest or multi-drawer form of unit to consider. These units are wider, squatter and offer more space, in addition to a wider range of storage options.
It's important to ensure that your CD/DVD storage unit is of the right style, so that it fits in with the decor and other furniture pieces of the room for which it is intended.
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