Fireplace or no?

22 days ago
last modified: 22 days ago

I will be building a house in TX in the next several months. I designed the house initially with a fireplace (electric insert) in the great room. Since the room will be about 19’x 16’

with vaulted ceilings and overlook a big screened patio, I will only have one wall for the tv. I want room for a 65”-75” flatscreen tv and do not like the tv above the fireplace. I also want room for the Christmas tree every year. So now I am wondering if the fireplace is necessary? Would this be a big miss? I have added a shot of the greatroom floorplan. The wall with door to patio has gone through various changes (windows and single door to 2 sets of french doors with fireplace in between), meaning no room for TV. Also want as much natural light as possible.. Thanks for any comments/suggestions!

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