Well I've lurked long enough, getting ideas off this section of the forums. I'm known for taking ages in completing my DIY jobs, so don't expect a quick job here. Here are a few pictures of the early stages of my living room rebuild. The plan is to paint the front wall a dark Mocha/Chocolate colour with the side walls a lighter shade. The floor will be a Engineered Oak plank one, with a large dark coloured rug in front of the sofas (in place of the small blue one we have now). The Pelmet needs rebuilding with a thicker grade of MDF as the existing is too flexible, then I'll put a slot in underneath for the screen to drop through. The IR sensor is at the top right, so I made a small hole and moved the plastic cover off the casing and fitted it on the front of the pelmet. I mounted the TV just below the window sill so that from outside it can't be seen. A neighbour had their wall mounted Plasma stolen, it was clearly visable from the outside apparently. The blinds will be replaced with some heavy curtains with black out linings to help the light control. I'm working on a projector lift as I want it hidden when not in use. ATM I use the PJ in 'desk' mode on a sideboard at the back the room. The lights will need changing for something nicer looking and shorter so they don't get in the way of the PJ. I made the IR repeater about 6-7 years ago when I worked at an Electronics company, so I've long since lost the circuit diagram, but it works well. (It is on the floor under the centre in some shots). This is the reason why I take so long as I end up building everthing from the ground up. I totally rebuilt our downstairs loo/shower room and ended up moving everything/ceilings down/plasterboard off the walls....it took me a year to finsh. At least I have 'Screen 2' (conservatory )to retreat to once the living room work starts in ernest. I'm off work with a back injury (having fallen off a ladder last weekend while re roofing my front porch ), so I'm only up to taking photos and typing this..... Hope to post back in six months or so with it finshed.