Originally Posted by Piobaire
"Separate room" is under the same heading as "TV that looks like a mirror." Neither one of them is going to work for you, Foo, but it's just fun to keep saying it.
You live large in Manhattan. Us plebs in flyover have to flaunt some of the few positives we have once in a while and square footage is certainly one of them.
In other news, can't remember if I posted this, but new doors going in a week from today. Looking forward to having an open door in the bedroom in the cool season as there's nothing I love more on a Saturday morning than a 40 degree bedroom.
Regardless of where you live, simply adding a new room or relocating all television activities to an existing room is not really
a solution unless it makes sense for your lifestyle. As Medwed points out, for many, TV-watching is a more casual and regular affair that needs to more integrated with common living spaces. Otherwise, you'd find yourself sequestered to your "TV room" all the time--and then that
room might as well be your living room.
But I get it--what I'm asking for is to have my cake and eat it too. I want a single living space optimized for socializing and conversation but also functions well for media and television. Right now, our living room is only slightly compromised by the presence of a TV. For the most part, the furniture is arranged as it would have been even if the TV weren't there and the TV itself is as plain and unobtrusive as possible. It helps that our aesthetic is modern and minimal, so a black rectangle floating on a white wall doesn't look so off. It would be a bigger problem if we were the sort of people who prefer a more traditional living space.