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Are you one of the people that doesn't like above fireplace mounted TVs?
Of course I am. I also don't necessarily like them non-centered, but I prefer that over above the fireplace. If we weren't doing the home theater too I probably would have been a lot pickier about the display placement in the living room.
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The house is looking great! If you are looking for a good mount to use, I did the same thing in my living room and wanted the same effect as you are going for and used this mount,

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's nice because when it's pushed back against the wall, the tv only sits about 2" away, but it can be fully extended out and swivel in all directions.

Here it is mounted in our built in. Ignore the mess below. We are having custom doors made.

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My main concern with an articulating mount is my kids pushing/pulling on it and scratching up the TV on the rocks to the right. I'm still going to do it, but hopefully there's one that actually locks into place at the position you want so they are messing with it!
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The house is looking great! If you are looking for a good mount to use, I did the same thing in my living room and wanted the same effect as you are going for and used this mount,

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's nice because when it's pushed back against the wall, the tv only sits about 2" away, but it can be fully extended out and swivel in all directions.

Here it is mounted in our built in. Ignore the mess below. We are having custom doors made.


Can you post a pic of the TV extended?
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My main concern with an articulating mount is my kids pushing/pulling on it and scratching up the TV on the rocks to the right. I'm still going to do it, but hopefully there's one that actually locks into place at the position you want so they are messing with it!
Sounds cheesy, but could you run a piece of electrical tape down the sides to protect them? Would probably be virtually unnoticeable
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My main concern with an articulating mount is my kids pushing/pulling on it and scratching up the TV on the rocks to the right. I'm still going to do it, but hopefully there's one that actually locks into place at the position you want so they are messing with it!

This mount is pretty stiff the way it is, so it wouldn't move in and out real easy for a young child. My 2 year old and 7 year old don't mess with mine at all. Of course they are old enough to be taught not to mess with it.
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Can you post a pic of the TV extended?
I'll try and get one tonight. It pretty much comes out flush with the built in, maybe a little further.
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Electrical inspection tomorrow morning so hopefully we pass (we aren't supposed to be moved in yet) so we can start putting furniture where it should be. They're also coming up to install the equipment rack in that opening next Wednesday and our master bedroom furniture is being delivered that day too. With any luck I'll have some semi-complete pictures to share.

It's snowing every day this week and the first part of next so still waiting on the last few beams/posts outside to be stained and dumpster and trailer to be pulled out so I can get decent pictures of the outside.
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Exciting! You gonna get in trouble with the inspector for being there already, or not a big deal?
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My main concern with an articulating mount is my kids pushing/pulling on it and scratching up the TV on the rocks to the right. I'm still going to do it, but hopefully there's one that actually locks into place at the position you want so they are messing with it!
I had an articulating mount in my old house and all that I saw were locking. If we tightened it it wasn't going to swing anywhere, but there was a little play in the mount, probably more than 1/8"
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Fully legal as of this morning!!
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Some outside pictures without the dumpster and everything in the yard. A lot of landscaping to fix once it's warm enough (probably 5-6 weeks from now until it's not freezing overnight on the regular). The beams and posts on the outside also still need to be stained (will match the dark brown trim). Those pieces are the only things that didn't come pre-stained like we ordered all the siding.

Will get inside pics once we're unpacked and organized a bit. It's sort of a mess still with all our stuff everywhere..







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Couple pics as we work through the house.

Kids bath:



Living Room with final sub placement, fan/mono-point lights in view:

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That a Big Ass Fan/Haiku?
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It's a Monte Carlo. It was spec'd by the lighting designer:

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What do you do with the front yard? Some kind of wild/desert grass type stuff or what?
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It will be normal grass that's drought tolerant. It will just sort of fade into the more natural stuff around the edges. Landscape starts next month once it stops freezing at night (we had 2' of snow last week).

Should be done when we are home from vacation at the end of June so I'll snap some pictures then.

We're also extending the front and back planting beds as well as cleaning it all out, putting it all on drip irrigation, pruning existing/adding a few new trees, lots of new perrenials/shrubs, and doing a brick patio under the front awning (which is our new grilling porch) that matches the existing brick patio on the other side of the house.
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It will be normal grass that's drought tolerant. It will just sort of fade into the more natural stuff around the edges. Landscape starts next month once it stops freezing at night (we had 2' of snow last week).

Should be done when we are home from vacation at the end of June so I'll snap some pictures then.

We're also extending the front and back planting beds as well as cleaning it all out, putting it all on drip irrigation, pruning existing/adding a few new trees, lots of new perrenials/shrubs, and doing a brick patio under the front awning (which is our new grilling porch) that matches the existing brick patio on the other side of the house.


that sounds just as exciting as the home remodeling. I LOVE landscaping progress pics.
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Shower Glass Installed. Now they can finish tiling that last little half wall there and put the final finishing shelf and trim pieces under the master vanity:



You can see the height of the glass here and the unfinished section of wall and space under the vanity I was talking about. That will all be finished with the same wood as the cabinet with a 12" tall shelf there for towels, etc. since there's no linen closet in the master bath.

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We're on vacation, but our house sitters have been sending us some pictures of things going on.

Back bed getting cleaned up, trees trimmed, new Aspens installed, new mulch, new drip irrigation, etc.





75 yards of topsoil being brought in to level out yard and seed so the kids have an actual lawn area to play in.



Brick paver being laid out front to match existing brick paver patio between garage/driveway and house:



Shower tile finally being wrapped up:

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More progress. They should be hydroseeding in the next couple of days so with any luck they'll be a little bit of grass popping through when I get home in a couple weeks!

Some new trees, mulch, etc. Aspens grow super fast so this will create some privacy from our back neighbors relatively quickly.





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Wife and younger son are back from vacation and she snapped some of these. Lawn is hydroseeded and setting up temp irrigation today to get it watered in and going. I'm sure it will be 6 weeks or so before the grass is really filling in. Will try to take better whole home/yard pics when I get back. Lots of perrenials, etc. planted that will take a few years of growth to really fill in.









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