Mounting your TV above the fireplace
“If you want to sit and stare at a fireplace, go camping”
When designing a new living space, or if you simply want to wall mount your HDTV, it’s tempting to look to the space above the fireplace. No longer does the room have to accommodate two focal points – the fireplace and the TV, they can be accommodated together…can’t they?
Well, it’s a resounding no! Unfortunately. The worst place in the World to mount your TV may be at the bottom of an ocean or a live volcano, but the worst place in your living room is above a working fireplace. It’s bad for any number of reasons but two reasons in particular. It’s bad for the TV and it’s bad for your viewing pleasure.