Buying DVD storage furniture or a media
storage cabinet for your DVD and/or CD collections can be challenging. DVD
storage and other types of DVD storage furniture
are designed to hold a
variety of media in any number of ways, in diverse configurations and
combinations of features, not to mention all of the different types,
sizes. How do you know which type of media cabinet or storage tower
will be the
right one for you? Here are a few tips that might help you narrow down
your choices and allow you to get the ideal multimedia
storage solution that’s right for you.
DVD Storage Size
Examine the size of your current collection. If you’re the one-new-one-old (get rid
of one item for every new one you add) type of collector, then you probably
won’t need to take expansion into consideration. On the other hand, if you avidly
collect each move title of all of the films your favorite actors ever made then
you will definitely want to buy a DVD rack
that will give you this option.
This will help you determine how much room you will need to house your CDs, DVDs, etc.
If you have a smaller sized media collection, it is possible that you can
conveniently store your collection in a compact CD
tower or a DVD tower.
Types of Multimedia Storage
Take stock of the many different types of media you own and how many of each kind
that you have. If you have more CDs than movies then perhaps a CD
racks are a better choice than other kinds of DVD racks and stands. The type of media storage cabinet you
select will also depend on how you want or need to organize your collection.
Freestanding DVD shelves or DVD
cabinets and other kinds of media storage furniture can
resemble a bookcase and range from a compact corner unit to ones that
take up an entire wall.
Wall mounted media cabinets are ideal
for storing DVDs/CDs when space is an issue. Especially if you have a
smaller-sized media collection, a compact wall mounted cabinet makes your collection
very accessible, while displaying them like stylish wall art.
Because they can hold a large number of DVDs/CDs while possessing a small
footprint, a spinning CD tower or DVD tower is also a great space saver for small or awkwardly shaped rooms. They combine compact organization
solutions with accessibility and convenience.
Freestanding media cabinets, especially ones with
doors, are perfect for someone who wants to protect their collection
from dust and light or for families that have children. For additional
protection, select a multimedia storage cabinet with a
Give some thought to the features you would like your multimedia
storage unit to have. Do you want to be able to spin the
unit around to see a number of titles at a glance? Then a DVD tower, DVD rack, CD tower or CD rack on a swivel base would be the
best choice. Do you prefer to hide everything from for a clutter-free vibe? Then a media
storage cabinet with doors and/or drawers would be the ideal
- Particularly when storing a variety of media, adjustable shelves will come in handy.
- Some manufacturers will offer media storage units that include pull-out
trays for housing and organizing DVDs or CDs.
- DVD racks and stands that include built-in bookends or dividers make
organizing a media
collection easier and help keep materials from falling off the shelves.
- Many media storage units have wide bases, ensuring greater stability.
- Media cabinets with glass doors protect your collection from environmental
hazards while allowing you to easily see inside to identify items.
Locking doors or being able to lock a specific section of the unit will give
you peace of mind.