This is my first post so forgive me if the format is not 100%. I’ve been a reader of this site for over 2 years and have picked up numerous ideas (i.e. How to create an arc for a stage using 2 nails and a piece of string) that I put into action over the holidays. My folks came into town for Xmas so I decided to put my Dad to work…(far more talented than I when it comes to construction). Background: We purchased our house 2 years ago (a builders spec home) and had the basement finished at that time. Along with a friend I wired the basement and simply ran speaker cable to the back walls. The layout is rather basic – one large room that is used as both a rec room and a HT. The walls were painted an off-white. Upgrades over the holidays: We started on Dec 26th and finished on Dec 31st. Upgrades include – New paint (Dark Blue), Front Stage and Feature Wall. Again, thanks to everyone for the ideas and appreciate any comments you might have. I'm not able to imbed a URL so see my homepage setting for the pics.