We are just in the planning stage of building a new house and I am having that old problem of where to put the flat screen tv in our family/living room. My husband and I watch a lot of tv and as such, it is important that it be in the correct position for easy watching but also that it doesn't "encroach" on the design. I know many people have been putting them above the fireplace, but my concern is that it might be too high for easy viewing. Plus, I always thought it would be nice to have a beautiful mirror or artwork above the fireplace and wonder if a tv up there might just not fit my tastes. Does anyone have any new ideas? Our family room will probably be medium/large in size (maybe roughly 20' x 20' or so - no design yet) and we definitely want a fireplace. My design style is "transitional" - I hope the bones of the room/house will be classic and timeless but not too stuffy. Warm, inviting, comfortable but not too precious. And since we are not locked into a particular room size or design yet, in theory we have a clean slate and can plan whatever we want in order to accommodate the tv. (We live in a rural area and we don't get the opportunity to see many newer homes though, to see what is being done these days). Thanks.