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Old 11-11-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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OK, so I've got an old style TV niche in my living room, next to the fireplace. I've need a new TV. Have any of you done anything to the old style TV niches to accomodate a larger flat screen or have you just gone with what will fit.

The largest TV that will fit is a 46" with a very small outside around it. I don't want to put my TV above the Fireplace. I just don't want it that high and I don't particularly care for that look anyway.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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If you're thinking of enlarging the niche, it all depends what's around it and what kind of construction - major or minor - that would be needed. I'd weigh the importance of the new TV's size vs the size of the current space and see which is more important to you. I replaced an older TV with a new flat screen, but I didn't get a huge set because of the table it was to sit on -- for us the table was more important than the TV size.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Make the Niche useful. Put in shelves for CDs or what-have-you and a strong door (a concealed door looks good or use a slider). Attach your new tv to the door (make sure you can still open it though).
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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I'm thinking more on the lines of changing the niche so that the niche can accomodate a slightly bigger widescreen TV but I wasn't interested in actually making the niche bigger, that sounds expensive, but I had some ideas in my head like filling in a portion of the niche so that I could mount a flat screen on it, or something of the sort. I guess I would need a good carpenter for that. Or could I make it look decent by buying a piece of furniture to just put in front of the niche? The piece of furniture would have to be fairly narrow though.

Just wondering what people have done. I don't really have anywhere else to put a TV since I don't want it above the fireplace. Just looking for ideas and hopefully some pics of what people have done.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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Why not drywall or whatever the outside area of the niche is made of and mount a larger flat screen in the area?
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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You could get a swing arm mount for the flat screen TV. Mount the hardware just next to the niche. If you check, you probably have a stud there anyway. That way the TV would hang just in front of the niche but you could still get behind it for storage purposes.
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