Moved into my first place last weekend, it's a new build 1st floor appt / flat in Warwickshire. Looked at a x2 bed en-suite one first but preferred the x1 bed with the open plan kitchen / lounge...and it was £40k cheaper ! I'll apologise for poor photos in advance. It was fully carpeted with magnolia walls so the first job was to rip up the carpet, remove the skirting and the following cabling laid around the wall edge : - CAT-6 for a Switch that will feed = TV Smartaps, X-BOX, Raspberry Pi and Sky HD Shotgun co-ax for Sky HD Phone line for Sky HD 2.5mm Front speaker cable 2.5mm Centre speaker cable HDMI to wall mounted TV Co-ax for Sky magic eye The following was run under the flooring and up the rear wall: - Flat speaker cable Note: - L/H side of the speaker cable took 3 (yes three) hours to feed up the wall and out the top. The flooring didn't take this long to lay !!! The walls were then painted brilliant white with a roller (luckily they matched the ceiling) and thankfully two coats were more than enough. I gave the TV wall three coats as the sun shines on it through the balcony. With the skirting removed we laid the Gloss White laminate flooring to match the walls, I'm not a fan of scotia and luckily the boards were only pinned to the walls so weren't that much hassle to remove: - All the cables where then tidied up and brush plates added to feed them through the walls: - AV units were then built (x5 IKEA Besta) and mounted on a wooden strip to give a floating effect, the far right cabinet (white) houses the following: - X-BOX 360 Wii (never use so need to sell) B/R player Raspberry Pi Sky HD TEAC 7.1 AV receiver They were fitted with gloss black Besta Tofta doors and gloss black glass tops: - The TV was then mounted (ultra flat mount) with the Centre fitted underneath. Note: - TV is a LG 42LH2000 LCD, this will be replaced in a few months with a Panny 50GT50 Plasma and the LG will go in the bedroom. I made a cutout of a Panny 55" 55ST50 and it just looks a bit too wide from the sofa. The following front speakers were then connected: - Fronts - Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 - 6ohm @ 100w Centre - KEF Q95 - 8ohm @ 100w Note: - The Centre will be replaced with a Wharfedale Diamond 10.CM so that it matches the 10.1's both asthetically and tonaly. Rears - Not purchased yet but likely to be Wharfedale DX-1 in White I ran the speaker configuration software on my TEAC and it set the crossover =40 which sounds very low to me. Assume this is because of the mismatch in the centre vs fronts ?!? DWELL sofa finally turned up at the weekend so this was built (legs attacehd and two sections joined) and the lamp placed in the corner: - Couple of pictures then hung on wall: - I've also added an LED strip under the AV units but I need to sort the "LED spots reflecting on the gloss white floor" issue first To do: - Purchase rear speakers (end of month) Replace centre speaker (end of month) Order calf-hide rug (end of month) Order cow-hide pillows (end of month) Put remaining pictures up on rear wall (this week) Order movie quotes wall art and stick on wall next to TV (this week) Purchase Panny Plasma (May) Paint door white (end of month) Courking on skirts (end of month) BK Sub (May) Employ a cleaner !!! I also need to sort the accoustics as it's a bit echoey, I'm hoping the rug, a sofa throw and a few pictures up will help matters.