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Need help family room obstruction

jimmynicholsDecember 28, 2012
How would we place a large screen t.v? Cabinet is going but lolly column limits us.
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the essentials inside
Hi Jimmy. Can you stand at the bottom of the stairs and take a picture from that view too?

I'm wondering if you could rearrange the room so that the furniture faces the wall that currently houses the computer desk & put the tv against that wall. Then the columns wouldn't be an issue - that would just be walking space.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 8:38PM
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Thank you so much for your thought. We have a wood burner on opposite wall,the back of the couch would then be facing stove.
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 8:48PM
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the essentials inside
Hi Jimmy. Thanks for the new pics!

Are you getting a new tv or is the tv you want to place the one that is currently in the cabinet? How big is it?

You might be able to put the tv in the corner next to the stove - where the end table and tray tables are in your 3rd picture above. You could position it on an angle. Are buying a new tv stand or did you want to hang the tv on the wall? You could hang the tv on the wall where the cabinet currently stands. It wouldn't look fabulous but it would be ok.

Here are a few nifty ideas --

Pivoting TV turning into bookcase · More Info

Lindy Donnelly · More Info

Family Room · More Info

Contemporary Bedroom · More Info

I really like the ceiling one. :) But the idea of a tv on a pull-out swivel is good too.

Are you planning on changing anything else in the room?

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 9:16PM
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Thanks again! Pivoting tv is a good idea. But my view may be blocked from my favorite recliner. That lolly column is actually quite thin. I boxed it that large. What do you think of building a cabinet or wall incorporating the column?then hanging or placing tv in it. Open to any tv larger than 40 inches.
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 9:35PM
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the essentials inside
I think building a wall to incorporate the column is a great idea.

You could do something like this w/the wall --
Custom Home Cinema · More Info

Or just transform the room entirely ;)

Elite · More Info

1 Like    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 9:47PM
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Thanks so much for the input. Thinking the wall may take up too much space though.
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 5:35AM
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Any ideas on how to box in this column,in prep. For a tv?
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 1:13PM
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Michelle Moscow
It's difficult without actual measurements but here's an idea...

Swap the sofa and the TV. Put the sofa in front of the lolly column with the back of the sofa right up to the lolly column. The area behind the lolly column can be a walkway. Put the TV on the wall where the couch used to be.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 1:38PM
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Interiors International, Inc.
Definitely do a built in or incorporate the column in a wall. It looks so out of place where it is now.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 1:43PM
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Cancork Floor Inc.
Michelle Mink has the simplest, and most cost effective solution! The sofa can float in the space (no need to push it to a wall) just in front of the pillars. The TV is then mounted between the windows! Easiest solution. Leave the Love seat where it is. The recliner then "flips" to the other side of the stove. If the layout is awkward, then try swapping out the sofa and the Love seat in the new configuration.

The other choice - remove the wood burning stove!
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 1:51PM
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