Hiding equipment in a utility room?

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    I'm trying to work out the best place to hide all my AV equipment.

    There is a tiny room to the right of the screen that would be perfect. But it's going to be turned into a utility room with a toilet and sink, dishwasher etc.

    Whilst I know that water/ humidity around electronics is very bad... Is there a way round it?

    Would it be safe to have the equipment in a closed off area in the utility room?

    The plan would be to have a poster on a door in the cinema room that opens up to see the AV equipment. And then in the utility room - all the equipment would be in a sealed off area with a door to access the rear of the equipment and then ventalation into the ceiling.

    I'm a complete novice at this so its all quite daunting
     
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    Seems I also have to worry about static.

    In theory I could just partition off a corner in the utility room and it should just be like being in a closet?
     
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    Get a proper comms cabinet in the partitioned area , but with good ventilation and watch the humidity. Ground the equipment and the cabinet to a suitable pipe
     
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    I'm building a false wall behind the tv - and will have hidden shelving to the side of the tv. Changing the utility room was not the easy option in the end - even without the water issues.
     

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