The panel is hinged with gas springs
Though we often showcase ways to hide TVs, the truth is that your average flat screen is pretty great-looking and doesn't take up much real estate compared to all the equipment that goes along with it. We loved seeing architect Dan Herchenroether's many innovative solutions for renovating his small cottage yesterday and here's one more clever DIY — a compartment hidden in the fireplace to conceal his TV's wires and accessories.
Dan mounted the TV on a board that he hinged with gas springs so it would be easy to open and close when necessary. Additional space in the compartment is accessible from a panel on the other side of the wall that's totally inconspicuous when closed.
MORE SOLUTIONS FOR HIDING TVS & EQUIPMENT ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
TV Shame: New Ways to Hide the Television
How To: Hide Your TV Monitor with Style
Where's the TV? Our Best Hide The TV In Plain Sight Tricks
How to Hide Cable Box in Rented Space?
Images: Sarah Rainwater