We've been kicking around design ideas for that corner since we moved in the house and finally decided that a built-in unit was really the only solution.
Earlier in the fall we started meeting with custom cabinet builders to find one that could design, build, and install at a realistically affordable price. We found plenty of builders that could do the design, build, and install -- it seemed that the affordable part was where we kept running into problems!
Finally we were able to find someone and, after a 6 week design and build phase, our new cabinet was installed last week.
We are happy with the final product, although the process was not completed without a few hiccups along the way.
Eventually we will install a wall-mount bracket for the TV, so it can swing out and swivel to give a better viewing angle for the other half of the room.
(under mount lights above the display shelf)
Overall, the cabinet gives the room a much more finished look, along with better storage for components, etc and also some display space for
more photos of MC our knick-knacks.