After the reality of packing in the last post, I thought we could spend the weekend dreaming again, OK?
This is the family room in the new house. I have always wanted a center fireplace with built in bookcases on either side and this house has that! However the "TV" area above the fireplace is too small to fit our TV. And we would really rather have a picture above the fireplace and a mantel to set decorations on. Since the TV part is too small, we are going to have to take the whole built in area, book cases included down and reconfigure the whole area, to suit us.
This is one option below. Not use built ins but free standing pieces. One could be an entertainment center, the other a book case.
Or recreate the built-ins like the next two pictures below, only built a place for a TV on one side or the other.