A ques­tion about TVs in the home got us all think­ing...

NZ House & Garden - - TALKBACK -


Do you ever won­der where peo­ple hide their tele­vi­sion sets? I have been look­ing hard for TV sets in your March is­sue. Are they hid­den or just not pho­tographed? I would love some help with this mat­ter as I try to fig­ure out a place­ment that does not dom­i­nate and is still eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble in my down­sized home. The TV mys­tery is ripe for some clever de­tec­tive work by your ex­perts. Do help me with my chal­lenge. Louise Croot, Dunedin

ED’S NOTE: Good ques­tion, Louise. No, we don’t avoid the TVs when we shoot our houses – they’re part of the story of the home. Hav­ing said that, there’s no doubt that a beautiful piece of art or sculp­ture looks bet­ter in a pic­ture than a dark TV, so the TV shots are of­ten used less promi­nently. We’re also notic­ing that home­own­ers are be­com­ing bet­ter at hid­ing their TVs. Top tricks are to put a TV on a dark wall, where a dark screen is less ob­vi­ous, or to in­cor­po­rate it into a book­case with a slid­ing cabi­net across it. You can hide it be­hind a piece of art, or in­vest in one of Sam­sung’s new The Frame TVs, which look like a piece of art. For peo­ple who love re­ally big TV screens, the best op­tion is a sep­a­rate me­dia room – but that’s prob­a­bly not a sen­si­ble op­tion if you are down­siz­ing.

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