Originally Posted by kingfisha
Building a new home, planning on putting some monoprice in wall speakers around the TV (l,r,center), and 2 in ceiling speakers for a 5.1 system in my family room. The ceiling speakers are pretty well hidden, and I don't think people care too much about in ceiling speakers. I just a little worried about resale and if the in wall speakers will turn people off if I have to sell the house. The reason I want in wall speakers is because I have young kids (as many on this forum have I'm sure) and they have basically destroyed any freestanding, bookshelf units I've had in the past. Any thoughts??
I knew a guy that bought a house and was thrilled that there were in-wall speakers already there for him to use. You will find buyers who don't like them. You will also find buyers who do like them.
If it comes down to it when it's time to sell you can always take out the speakers and patch it up with some sheetrock. With young kids you'll likely have to paint before the house goes on the market anyway.
But my two cents based on owning several homes over the years is this: You are just now building this home and statistically you will be in the home 5-7 years. Don't worry so much about the next buyer right now. Get what you want and enjoy it while you are there. You can patch walls, repaint in neutral colors and reduce the furniture clutter in preparation for selling later. For now and the foreseeable future it's your house and you get to live in it. Make it a home where you and your family can enjoy spending time with each other.