I would like to ask for some opinions regarding the custom installation of a surround sound system for a new home. My parents are building a new home and would like to install surround sound in a living room that has a very open floor plan. I realize that a home theater is typically installed in a small room that has good acoustical dimensions. I also realize that speaker position and seating position play a vital role in home theater design. With that said I will tell you that this room is probably the absolute worst room to install a home theater system in. My parents don’t plan to build a dedicated “home theater” and would simply like to add surround sound to an existing room for an occasional movie. The living room is 20’-1” wide by 15’-2.5” long. The room will have vaulted ceilings and will be open to both a hallway and kitchen area. The exterior wall of the room will feature a fireplace placed between two windows. The television will be placed in a recessed area above the fireplace. My parents would like to keep the speakers and audio components concealed as much as possible. They are planning on using a complete set of in wall speakers. The audio components will be placed in a closet or possibly under a counter. What are some suggestions for audio components/ speakers for this setup? I would like to do this on a budget preferably under 1k for the receiver and speakers. Is this possible? Keep in mind that this room is for an occasional movie with the family and not designed for an audiophile. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.