A TV in the kitchen always seems like a good idea. Who doesn't want to follow along a video recipe while julienning cucumbers? Or get the local news with breakfast? The problem is in the presentation. How do you include a TV with your meal without making it an overpowering ingredient?
The above is a great example of how to configure your kitchen in a way that allows you to include a television as a side dish. Designed by Slade Architecture, the floating counter in the middle of the room allows one of the walls to be free of cabinets and counter tops. A free wall makes for a mighty nice space for a flat screen. In this instance, the LCD's only competition is the view from the flanking glass doors.
With this kind of set-up, the TV is just far enough away that the vegetable slicer can safely keep one eye on the screen and one eye on the dicing. Or snack eating kids can watch Discovery Channel without mucking up the couch with PB&Js.