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It depends on what you want to do with the home-runned cables.
If no plans for a floor rack, wall mount rack, or on-wall open network rack, and the mechanical/electrical closet will be drywalled, I'd use a recessed, flush mount LV enclosure for the network devices (modem, router, patch panels) and coax distribution devices (patch panel, amp). I'd tuck the bundled, coiled, labelled cables into it so nobody steps on them.
If the mechanical/electrical closet won't be drywalled, I'd probably tuck them into the same enclosure.
Channel Vision makes nice enclosures, but I'd probably go with what's convenient for you from the local electric supply house.
The LV enclosures have line voltage knockouts for outlets, at the bottom. I wouldn't rely on a nearby outlet; power cables should stay in the endosure.
If you eventually need to run a cable bundle out of the enclosure, to a nearby rack, use the enclosure knockouts to run cables to a nearby scoop/nose/pass through wall plate, and out of the wall. You shouldn't see any cables using an enclosure.
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