This isn't going to be your standard audiophile super-duper build (sorry), rather a more modest and I daresay, more common (?) sort of build. Like most, I'd love to have a dedicated home cinema room, but a young (boisterous!) family negates the outgoings for such wonderful things. That said, the only room in our new build (2 years old) that is a let-down, is the lounge. It's roughly 5.0m by 3.5m, with a small bay window. This is probably bigger than some rooms, and smaller than others. The beauty is the straight edges and no fireplace or hearth. It currently looks like this (excuse the lack of furniture - it was removed due to a lot of square edges we couldn't easily protect our 10m old from bashing himself on): As you can tell, I've been testing a few colours out, but done so with frog tape so it's neat and not messy. A few people have asked if it's artwork (!). I just knew it would be months before we decided on a choice, so we agreed neater was best to avoid looking rough Current equipment is an LG 42LS570T and Yamaha YAS-101 soundbar. I also have a Sky HD Box, PS4 and Wii U hiding around the back at the moment. No plans to change these just yet, but after Christmas, I hope to convince Mrs Silverfox that we should get a 55"+ panel. I'm not able to justify 4K at present, but a 1080p panel with HDR would be nice. Again, no inputs to benefit from HDR either, but just an aspiration for future. I'll address that when funds allow. I also hope to eventually update the soundbar, but to be honest, it's a really decent bit of kit for what it is and I can't use my floor standing speakers with a small one running around - a receiver and bookshelf solution perhaps one day too But soundbar upgrades to be significant would cost me a good deal more than this did (£180 about 4 years ago). Our internet is atrocious (3Mbit) so I rip films and music to my Seagate personal storage and run it as a Plex server to the Plex apps on the TVs in the house. Because of the Yamaha soundbar, it will decode DTS soundtracks nicely on the TV (which otherwise only seems to like to do that via USB). Not elegant, but good enough for our needs! So, what's my plan? IKEA Besta units. I really like them! We don't get a lot of light, so I decided we needed to keep it light, replace the lighting fixtures with something more positive and get rid of magnolia. We're going on a modern theme and also replacing the old sofa with two new leather sofas (ordering this week). My aim is as per the below from the IKEA Besta planner (excuse IKEA rubbish colours...it's awful): The black bit is a radiator, which sadly prevents another 600mm unit being put in by about 120mm - annoying but much less so than moving the radiator. There will be glass tops to this, which I am hoping will not be too bad looking with "joins" - there are two normal 1200mm carcasses and one 1200mm TV stand carcass (with the wiring gaps at the back). These are Selsviken glossy white, with push open drawers and cupboards. I want a minimalist design with no handles for my lad to hurt himself on. Plus, push-open makes it hard for him to trap fingers, while glossy is easy to clean the inevitable marks off. Other plans are a bay window curtain, rug, new carpet (this has been ruined as you can see!), side tables, lighting upgrades and coffee table. Yet to be decided, of course. So, with a week off work, a trip to IKEA is in order! I'll use the next few posts as placeholders for the moment.