Stewart StreetTransitional Living Room, Toronto
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Clawson’s Rebuttal“We all agree on so many things, yet the television over the fireplace is merely a choice. What is this great country, if not a place where your freedom to choose your television location is secure?“Contrary to my opponent’s implications, your television can be easily secured over your fireplace, and I will stand up proudly for your right to choose,” he says. “By the way, if you are standing, the television over the fireplace is actually ideally located for viewing.“Furthermore, if you prefer relaxing on the couch, reclining a bit, the higher television height makes viewing easier. When reclined, you actually need to contort your neck further to view lower-set televisions.“Every day, more and more homeowners are unifying the focus of their family rooms, and setting televisions over fireplaces. Rooms orient better. Spaces flow better. Homes look better. The flat screen made it possible, designers made it attractive, and innovators made it economical. Today we no longer need to divide rooms, as my esteemed opponent recently argued when promoting the design of a cabinet to ‘divide’ one family’s living space.“Americans, let’s move past all the divisiveness and, for once, look one direction together. A place where people play baseball on gorgeous green grass, and sing songs on stage, and tell marvelous stories, and debate our right to stand or kneel before our great country’s national anthem.