The television is placed in the guest living area of most houses these days. This is the situation, particularly in residences where formal living and family living are not demarcated.
However, it would be a good idea to identify a space as a family living area and install the TV there. This space could even be the dining area. There needs to be space to accommodate only four or five persons here. If more people want to watch TV, they can sit on the dining chairs.
Anyhow, most people would be watching TV during a meal. While fixing the TV in the dining area, you can plan it in such a way that a person in the kitchen also would be able to watch.
Generally, people want to keep their guest living area clean. There are many disadvantages in installing the TV in this space. Apart from meals, the residents would soon have all their food such as tea, snacks in the area. They would also use the space for reading and resting. All this makes the guest living area dirty and difficult to clean.
When a guest suddenly arrives in such a house, the hosts would be frantic to give an orderly appearance to the guest living area. In some living rooms, you may even find crumbs of chips on the sofa. In short, keeping a guest living area that has a TV clean is a big challenge.
The solution is locating another area in the house that could be converted into a family living space to place the TV. You can also reduce the area set apart for guest living and add it to the hall, where the TV could be installed.
While building a new house, it would be much better to plan a space for TV, remembering these points.
Footnote: In some independent houses, a space is dedicated in the upper living area to install the TV. However, nobody watches TV here as the inmates, particularly senior citizens, are reluctant to climb the stairs leading to this area.