We also worked on some of the wiring in our tv-room this weekend. We are upgrading our sound system, which somewhat forced us to wall-mount our tv to accommodate the new center channel speaker and as a result, made us look into adding an outlet behind the tv, as well as an HDMI plug so that all our cables are concealed. We got a recessed gang box so that the tv plug is out of the way and I must say how fancy it makes the whole set-up feel, even though it's such a simple little change. We are waiting to install the new outlet pending other electrical projects that will require permits along with this one so we figured we'll just do all those things at the same time. For now, our tv is plugged into the outlet behind the cabinet as it was before.
I should also mention that without Monoprice, this project would've been an expensive one. Our tv wall mount was $15.68 at Monoprice vs. the exact same mount at Best Buy for $150. This is not a paid post, I just simply need to share this amazing resource with people who might think wall-mounting a tv & setting up a hi-tech home is an expensive thing to do, because it's not. Even our CAT6 plugs, which we paid $1 for at Monoprice are $7 at Home Depot. It is insane what Home Depot & the likes make off of these things. So yeah, just FYI: check Monoprice before you shop anywhere else for all your media/networking needs. Apparently they also sell ink & toner. Who knew.
And no, we haven't forgotten about the home office. I.S. is just a bit tired of sanding and I'm feeling pretty lazy about painting trim. Maybe when I get back from NYC, my home office will magically be complete! A girl can dream, can't she? ;)