I hope this is the right place for this.... Decision time but I need some help guys My barn has got full architects drawings and a quality builder has been engaged to start, probably in the next few weeks but there are still a few things I am undecided on. I should meet with the electrician this week. I would appreciate any advice from my friends here. Electrics I have had a decent number of sockets specified around the room but feel I also need ones in the floor for a floor mounted projector. Is this worth it? The projector is probably the only AV device that will not change position in the room (along with the screen). Although I will start off with my dedicated mains ring, it is highly likely in the future that I will rewire with Kimber cable when I have money again (after twins?!). I would like this to be as easily accomplished as possible by me (time permitting). Any suggestions on what to instruct my electrician to do to enable this? The projector will take 5 leads from the projector to the scaler and I am unsure how to hind them, though I dont want to trip over them I may want to change things at a later stage like a scaler upgrade. [Lets hope the Tag isnt silly money]. Are these the best plumbed in cables to have? If so I will put 5 BNC leads under the floor etc with a good extra length, just in case! Herein lies my problem. If I was installing a one off system I would probably hide all the mains, interconnects and loudspeaker cables in the walls / floor and call it a job well done. However knowing me I always like to experience new things and things are therefore like to chop and change a little more than most systems. How do I best accomplish this? I had thought about these false skirting boards but dont want to get interconnects / LS wires too close to mains. Perhaps I am looking at something more akin to a shop demo room here! Any ideas on how I might attempt this? Lighting I want to keep as basic as possible but controllable. I would like to keep this as simple (read cheap) as possible at this stage and add the Lurtons of this world at a later stage. I do like the idea of separate lamps with X10 controls (I have loads already) combined with 6 gentle up-lighters. Any other suggestions I should look at? Aesthetics Room colour is undecided at this stage but is low on priorites at this stage. I like the idea of deep green or deep red. Certainly a dark ceiling. It is highly likely that the room will have black curtains down the sides to help me optimise the acoustics as well as control the light level. Room floor I would like to be real wood (maple) but will also have a liberal covering of mats etc. Mats / rugs / curtains are all post build tweaks that I will expect to happen in the year or two following the completion of the AV / Music room. I have most things sorted except for a final power amp and screen. The screen will come from Gordon but I am unsure about power requirement for a room this size (It isnt huge but much larger than I am used to). I have listened extensively to many power amps but not being able to get them into the room has held me back at this stage. Room size is 27 by 17 going up to the A frame roof. Room volume is therefor of the order of 6500 cubic feet, perhaps 6x the average 12 x 12 room. I am obviously familiar with speaker sensitivities and power rating but I am struggling to get a feeling of how many watts are need to drive L and R (with two small subs as well). What work I have done seems to indicate a massive power amp. Do you think this is correct? The room will also have a significant music / film library to store.