We are remodeling a space which is 24' x 22'> Sounds like alot of space but there are many doors and windows. One wall has 12 feet of sliders. One wall has a 5 foot opening into the kitchen and also has the front door entrance. One wall has the main hallway entering about midway on that side and one wall has a 6 foot bow window and a fireplace in the corner. TV can't go above the fireplace. Any ideas on where to put the TV (46-51").
Always can be an issue with the larger TVs. Our retirement home has a great room with lots of large windows (great views), and I have just decided on NO tv in the room, just the stereo. TV is downstairs in the family room or maybe in a smaller office/den on the main level. (This way I do not have to listen to and watch any SPORTS too!) Yeah!
Have you considered a room divider unit that the TV can be in so it juts out from a wall? Then the large space can be divided a bit for multiple uses.
Welcome to the boards. Might I suggest creating a floor plan using a drawing program on your PC or on graph paper and scan it. Make it to scale with all the windows and doors shown. Then post this on either this page or the one of the decorating pages that allows attachments. A picture would really help people give you a hand in finding a good spot for the TV.
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My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Added comment: If the TV has to go in that room, best to place it so it doesn't get direct sunlight. That can be a real problem if you are trying to watch TV and the sun on it is so bright that you can't see anything. Same for a computer monitor, for that matter.
We have that problem in the morning with our LR TV and we are retired, so my wife does want to watch some TV in the morning.
Added: Same problem if the TV is in front of a large window. Trying to watch TV with window glare surrounding it is a loser.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Bob Fleming,
We have our TV in front of a double window (north facing) because of all the doors and windows and the size of the room. It isn't ideal but have no problem watching it. The alternative for our TV is in the corner but then it cuts down on the viewing area. Could you work your TV in or around the bay window?
Here is a drawing of the floor showing doors, hallways, windows and fireplace. Appreciate any feedback.
Floor_Plan_v1.pdf (70 Kb, 11 downloads) Floor Plan
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