Where’s the Remote?!

log home march madnessMarch Madness has millions of eyes locked on TVs across the planet. Cafes, pubs, and the Disneylands of fandom, the sports bar, where dozens of screens are carefully placed to never allow a static glance or field of vision devoid of action. Design here is simple – sensory overload. Quite the opposite of residential Cedar home design, where the one, ever-present question invariably finds its way into the client’s querying dialog, “Where do we put the TV???”, usually accompanied by a look of we-didn’t-think-of-this-early-enough horror…even though it was brought in to discussion in previous flow/design conversation…ahem  : )

TV placement in Cedar home design has as many variations as we have clients; there is no “right” answer. It is a lifestyle thing – Refined rustic log home design/East Coast waterfront shingle style cottage design/Mountain contemporary timber home design/etc.. Each “lifestyle” dictates its own component style, further specified by client use. Is the log home a “mancave” lodge retreat, used to entertain the gang or a quiet weekend respite, used to escape the daily digital noise many live in? Are generations using the home at once or just the retired two, looking for the perfect space to combine the crackling fire, view of the lake, proximity to the wine in the fridge and the remastered edition of Student Prince on the 65” LG? Sports arena or movie theater? One TV or one TV in every room (our latest client)? Hidden or in full view? Log home plans of yesteryear were easy – “How do we get an electrical outlet in the wall in that spot?” Now, it can involve size, thickness, style, trim, site line, built-in/surface-mount, sound system, source, control system, connectivity, acoustics, seating…all the while building in the flexibility for upgradability as technology becomes obsolete as fast as it is installed…All to be able to watch Michigan win the National Championship in the comfort of home, in every room of the house…

luxury log home with tv next to fireplace

Luxury log home, TV next to fireplace

Log Lodge bar, TV hidden in armoire

luxury log home with tv above fireplace

Luxury log home, TV above fireplace

craftsman style log home

Craftsman Style. There is no “right answer”, it’s personal…

“We owe a lot to Thomas Edison – if it wasn’t for him, we’d be watching television by candlelight.”
~ Milton Berle


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