Narrow family room-kitchen design dilemma
emlado
August 18, 2013 in Design Dilemma
So we are finally knocking the wall between the family room and kitchen. However, I am losing the only available wall to the TV, unless I put it over the fireplace. I just hate the way that looks! How can I decorate my new family room (that is only 13 feet wide), without putting the TV on fireplace and still having comfy seating. My fireplace brick is being replaced with white mantle to match new kitchen. I will have open concept and a large island in kitchen. The only natural light is coming from the sunroom. You can see the tile surround I have also chosen for the fireplace.
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kcabotsmith
Have you looked on houzz.com? They have thousands of pictures under the search "hiding television."

I like your new light colored tile choice. That is really going to lighten up the room.

If you're new Decor is going to be less traditional you may want to consider not adding a mantel to allow you to keep the television at a good viewing height. You could potentially put the television a little bit lower and cover it with one of those beautiful photo screens that automatically raises when you want to turn the television on.
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TVCoverUps
I think placing the TV above the fireplace will work great! You may want to consider hidden TV solutions like kcabotsmith has mention if you don't want a "black hole in your wall". One of those solutions is TVCoverUps: Framed Art (including your own!) or panel provides the focal point of the room and adds to the decor, with the TV and Entertainment Consoles hidden beneath. Units have options of Automated and Manual Lifts & allows for TV tilting hardware(allowing you to lower the TV to the perfect viewing height!). Standard Sizes available(37,42, 50, 55, 65) or have the unit built to your custom specs and situation!
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