Because I hate TV's over fireplaces, when we bought this house we took the gas only fireplace out and walled it off. The previous owner had a TV mounted over the huge mantle, and would sit around staring at the ceiling all day as the TV was so high up. Worse yet, he had all of his av gear sitting on one of his speakers to the side, with cables all over the place (something else I cant stand).
Here is a before picture and after picture. The first (before) shot is one of the listing photos when the house was on the market.
In the second (after) shot we now own the home and had remodeled most of it. The floors are new, as are the two windows we framed in on either side of the TV, which we mounted at a more appropriate level. The popcorn ceiling has been scraped and the walls repainted rounds out our remodel of this area. Same ugly ceiling fan.
HT: B&W 802 D2 - Martin Logan Focus - DefTech XTR-20BP - Dual SVS SB16 Ultra - Parasound Halo A21 and A31 - Anthem AVM 60 - Samsung UN65JS8500
Office 2CH: Martin Logan Motion 60Xt - Crown XLI 800 - Bluesound Node 2
WAF is currently at DEFCON ORANGE
Last edited by adrummingdude; 05-24-2015 at 10:09 PM.