Traditional Family RoomTraditional Family Room, New York
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Permit: While a building permit is generally not required for a project like this, you might need one if you are adding or moving electrical outlets or rerouting electrical or plumbing lines to accommodate your unit (as in a basement). To be sure, consult with a permit specialist in your jurisdiction. Typical project length: Allow a minimum of several weeks for your cabinet to be built.Best time to do this project: Anytime except the week before your Super Bowl party.More:Check out the media walls on Houzz and save your favorites in an ideabook.See other great home improvement projects.
7. You’d rather have the wall space. Have a living room with so many doors, windows and other openings that it’s nearly impossible to arrange the furniture? Rather have the wide-screen TV front and center? I say embrace whatever will make your life easier. If getting rid of the fireplace would help and some of the other statements above are true (the fireplace doesn’t work; there’s a wood-burning ban; you don’t use it) it may be time to say goodbye.