Our friends at Houzz.com put 4 designers to the test in this article to come up with designs using fireplaces as the focal point of diverse room styles without the ubiquitous television.
With the cold weather rapidly approaching you may want to make upgrading your family room a priority. There are a wide variety of gas fireplace inserts and wood fireplaces to choose from and an even more bewildering variety of fireplace surrounds. Houzz.com ideabooks are an ideal way to collect your thoughts before talking to an expert about the specifics.
If however you decide the tv above the fireplace is a must have, there are new techniques for mounting a tv above a gas fireplace that increase your options and improve the design.