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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Outdoor House : The Living Room or Great Room

When Sheri and I think of our outdoor house with its environmentally protected zone ( the RV ) our minds gravitate towards a large room concept that has these elements BUILT-IN to the design.


  • Comfortable seating where you can lay down, sit up, and it should feel nice and stay clean.
  • Covered living.
  • Cool-able via evaporative cooling
  • Heat-able via large fireplace that is a focal point for the room, but at odd angles.
  • Heat-able via those gas space heaters you see at restaurants
  • Large attractive ceiling fans.
  • A big screen TV hanging from the rafters.
Have you ever watched a movie outside? It is a great experience. Now imagine you can do it without worry from the elements, still be completely open, and imagine a fire in the fireplace. Now you're getting our vision!

Here is a picture of a wonderful room that captures so much of what we'd like to do. We can imagine a big screen built into the fireplace as well as hanging from the ceilings.
rv living room idea for outdoor house


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice vision. Even though putting the TV on the fireplace might look good, in reality it's not going to be at a very good viewing angle when you actually watch it. And if you happened to have a fire going and wanted to watch TV, the fire would be very distracting. I'd suggest going against the grain and locating the TV elsewhere.

-Robert

Sheri and Marlan said...

Thanks Robert thats great advice. We had thought about a mount that held the TV up in the rafters that could bring it down when we wanted.