I am about to undergo major construction on my 1890 Victorian. After attemting some projects in the house the past 4 years and mostly being unsuccessful due to house quirks, I want to take advantage of the walls being open in some of the rooms during this project. Background We are blowing out the kitchen to add 4' more of functional space and 16' os dining space. The dining space will be 16' x 17', all with windows and french doors leading to the yard. The house is a 2 family currently although I am doing all of this work in anticipation of converting it to a single in 3-4 years. The addition is a 2 story addition. The second floor mirrors the first in that it will also be getting a larger kitchen but instead of a breakfast area the room will be sealed to eventually become our walk in closet from our master bedroom. I obviously want to wire up as much as possible. The downstairs living room is my TV room currently, and will always be. I use it as my theater now, but long term is that the new addition will include a 17' x 19' x 8' full baement that I will be converting. This space is not my concern right now. Wiring In the kitchen, I would like to put in ceiling speakers, and a 21" widescreen monitor to use as a TV. I am going to run coax for cable (1 run) and cat5 for network stuff. We installed a pool in th eyard and would like to put a wireless camera that we can view from this monitor. Is one coax and 1 cat5 run sufficient? Any advantage to running 2 cat5 cables? What about cat 6? I am also going to run speaker wire to the ceiling for background music. Is 14g okay for this? volume controls in the walls? if so, do i just run speaker wire from the receiver to the volume control and then to the speakers? I also plan on putting speakers in the upstairs kitchen which will eventually be my master bath. i am not going to install speakers now, but i will run the wiring. Should I tie this into the downstairs receiver or buy another receiver for upstairs and make it 2 seperate zones? If I do make 2 seperate zones should I also run speaker wire for the closet and bedroom for now? I am basically going to run cat5, coax, phone, and speaker wire to as many places as I can. Anything else I should think about? I will also run PVC from the basement to the 2nd floor so I can install wiring later on that I might need. Suggestions? I figure even if I put a hard drive based DVD "changer" in my basement as a server I can use the cat5 to run everything off of. Anything I am not thinking of? Should I double up on the coax cable? The cat 5? Run cat 6 instead? Speakers I plan on putting in some in-wall speakers. I dont want to break the budget as these will just be for background music and nothing else. Any suggestions for around $200/pair? My kitchen will be 15' x 18' and will open up to a breakfast/dining area that will be 16' x 17'. I was planning on putting one speaker in each room, relatively close to each other. Should I go with 2 pairs instead? I planned on connecting these to my Yamaha receiver which is not multi-room/source. I will probably upgrade that receiver in the future to a Yamaha that is. For now I can just buy a speaker selector for this? I know there is a lot of info here. Sorry for the long post. I would appreciate any help you could give me.