Great Ways to Maximize Your Great Room
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Using a Mirror TV

Formal living rooms often get a bad rap. They’re so, well, formal who wants to just lounge in them? These homeowners had no idea what to do with theirs to make it more of an attractive destination, so they asked their custom electronics pro, Osbee Industries, how to spruce it up. “They told me, ‘We never use it, what should we do with it? Should we put a TV in there?’ I told them there were too many other TVs, and ‘The only way I’ll let you do a TV is if you do a mirror TV,’” says Osbee president Dave Raines. “That got the whole interior design of the room started, bringing lighter colors in, better seating.” So as clean as Osbee made the TV installations in the other rooms, the company actually took it a step further in here, putting in a custom-recessed 74-by-50-inch mirror from Seura that houses a 65-inch LCD. The screen only appears when the set is powered on, so it otherwise maintains the room’s relatively formal aesthetics.




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Great Ways to Maximize Your Great Room