After moving in together, marriage, baby etc I finally have a chance to get the tv out of the corner of the room and get a proper home cinema set up once again! I toyed with the idea of going for a full in-wall/in-ceiling 5.1 set up and asked for recommendations on another thread but have decided to keep it simple and go for a recessed soundbar and surround speakers. The plan is to build out the entire wall opposite the bay window by approx. 11cm and recess the tv and soundbar as per attached image. I've had to make a few compromises with regards layout mainly due to the fact we had a recessed gas fire installed last year on the chimney breast and there was no chance of touching that wall again. Equipment wise i'll be going for an MK Sound MP-9 soundbar with a pair of M4T tripoles placed on the floor behind the sofa. Slightly unconventional but should sound ok and will simplify wiring as I plan to route the wires behind the skirting board to the back of the sofa. The TV will be either a 48" or 50" (still working on convincing the wife to go for a 50" but she doesn't see anything wrong with the current 42" so its proving difficult to convince her of the need for a 50" tv!). I'm planning on mounting the tv bracket directly to the brick wall and having some sort of plasterboard 'surround' behind the false wall to hide it and allow me to run cables to the tv and soundbar without them being seen but also without having to chase into the wall. Still not quite sure how this will work so if any anyone has any examples/ideas I would be grateful! All equipment will be in the alcove next to the tv so all cables will exit via a brush plate on the false wall into a cabinet. We are just finishing a small extension so the plasterer and joiner will start on this room in a fortnight and start by stripping off the existing plaster and then dot dab plasterboard and skim after the wall is built. This will give me a chance to run all the cables prior to the plasterboard going up. I'll post up a before pic and then update as it progresses.