When your TV is not turned on, it's nothing more than a large dark paperweight that sits in the corner of the room. Instead of having that large albatross of an appliance, get more out of your room by hiding it in plain sight. The best way to do this is by using that great instrument of magicians from around the world: the two-way mirror.
Things You'll Need
- Flat-screen TV
- Two-way mirror
- Hole in the wall
Find a place to hide your TV, which should be a flat-screen model. The ideal place is a wall that has enough depth to hold a TV. Cut a hole that is large and deep enough for your TV and place the television inside. Make sure the inside of the hole is completely dark.
Take care of the wiring by either running it off to the side through another hole or by cutting a hole through the back of the wall and running the wires out there. How you hide the wires depends on how your place is situated and how neat you want the whole thing to look.
Install either an ordinary two-way mirror or a specially made television mirror. (Companies such as HiddenTelevision.com have mirrors made specifically for TVs.) Put the mirror in a frame and mount it over the hole, taking extra care that the TV can be seen through the reflective part of the mirror.
Turn on the TV and make sure the light from it will pass through the mirror, allowing it to be seen. When you turn off the TV, the mirror will bounce light off, again becoming reflective and hiding the TV from the rest of the world.
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