My family room opens up into my kitchen. I used to have my surrounds within about 3 ft of the back wall (*behind* a computer desk thing that is on the kitchen side). I just moved them out about 5 ft into the room. On the side open to the kitchen, I now have the one *next* to the computer desk (bookshelf speakers on 14"x14"x39" "bookshelf" stands). Even I don't like looking at the back of the speaker from the kitchen side. The best I could come up with, is to maybe drape a nice piece of cloth (or a towel or something) over the back of it. Any other ideas?