My husband put two outlets in the dining room on a separate breaker for two complete PC setups (each with dual monitors), game consoles, printer, router, scanner, and chargers for everything. The other side of the room has the microwave and iron and is on the same breaker as the kitchen and washing machine.
My Imaginarium…Cutting machines, pressing machines, air guns, rock tumbler, many lights for better visibility…not to mention when neighbors come to work on a project, they bring their phones and tablets…uuuggghhhh
For highest need in one section of one room, that has to be the entertainment center in the living room. I used to have more stuff with a previous config because of the HDMI switch and optical converter box, but out of the 16 outlets on my two surge protectors, 11 are still being used.
For highest need in a room overall, that’s the office. Work from home setup with dual monitors, personal computer/printer, Xbox/TV, NAS, seedbox, fiber input/router/switch, chargers for bike accessories. But those are spread pretty evenly around the whole room.
Agreed that the ‘media area’ is certainly an outlet dense space especially at our house since it shares a corner of the wife’s office space:
gigabit switch hub
AR wireless speaker base unit
Kindle fire charger (dedicated to above wireless system for Pandora etc. broadcast thru the house)
cordless phone base unit
electric pencil sharpener
…and I probably forgot something(s).
Most of these are on UPS/surge protector units for those momentaries every now and then.
Thankfully none of this stuff draws that much power so it isn’t a problem with tripping breakers.