i have just bought a new house, that needs work and i dont have to move in for two months, threrefore its a perfect opportunity to do any potentially ugly home cinema induced work out the way. I am going to build a media server to put in my study and then have terminals in my bedroom, kitchen, and sitting room(hcpc). i have only ever lived in rented accomodation before and so have no experience or knowledge of how to go about doing a semi pro install, that would allow me to route cable (RJ45, speaker cable, etc etc) around the house), i imagine it would involve ripping up the skirting board etc. As far as hiding speaker cable inside each room i imagine its a simple case of hacking a channel into the wall, laying the speaker cable and then plastering back on top? The house also needs an electrical overhual so i thought i might aswell install dimmer switches that can be controlled via infra red or RF, but i have no idea what this might involve or where to look? Any help or direction as to where to start on what i can imagaine to be a long path would see me being very grateful.