Good ideas fellas, thanks. I suppose I could do what you mention--pull the carpet back, drill at the very bottom of the baseboard, pull the wire through, and replace/retack the carpet. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of experience in this area so the "botch factor" is there
. I do like the idea of making the speakerwire disappear as I've spent considerable time doing this behind my TV stand/rack. Definitely something for me to look into.
Chris-love the transition of your laundry room. Before the remodel I bet it was a killer place to hang out on mushrooms