Any ideas on how to hang our flat-screen on the wall without seeing the cords and cable box?
Good question. One of my biggest pet peeves is a big ol' flat-screen hanging alone on the wall. Since TVs aren't something we need to show off (this isn't 1952), it's time to think about how to camouflage them. Consider built-ins with a wall of storage and enough space to hang the TV, or try a small wall cabinet that has room for the tube and the hardware. When the television is on, it's the focal point and when it's off, it needs to recede into the background.