Great Room - Vaulted Ceilings
My house is under construction. Electrical was completed yesterday, drywall is 7-10 days out. I am going in tomorrow to pre-wire for a control system, whole home audio, cameras, etc. Pictures would probably help, I do not have any at the moment so I will do the best I can.
There is one room that is giving me a bit of trouble. It is our great room. Ceilings are vaulted all the way to the roof at the second story. It will be roughly 18x17. The TV will be above the fireplace, built-in cabinets on either side, central to the "west" wall (disregard the two fireplaces, it will only be one and it will be in the middle). The wall directly behind the seating area is only in the SE corner, as the rest is open to the kitchen up to 12 feet, then wall up to roof. The North wall in the picture is all window/doors up to 12 feet, then wall up to roof. South wall is open to the entry way, then balcony above it.
So as you can see, I only have 1 full wall in the room, and it is taken up completely by TV and built-in cabinets. I wanted to do 5.1 in this room, but seems to be not practical. My next question, is what do I do with the speakers for whole-home music?
The "north" wall is slanted above the doors/windows up to the ceiling, so perhaps I could install two in-ceiling speakers in that wall that direct down towards the center of the room?
I could just use bookshelfs and a center in 3.1 as the only tv/music audio sources?
What would you suggest?