Proper Audio/Video Prewire is Often Overlooked.
The Wrong Way…
We far too often come across homes that are still being roughed in with insufficient cabling routed to the wrong places. For example, we often see whole home audio wiring being dropped behind a cabinet in a living or bonus room while all the video runs go to the equipment room.
This means that not only is the audio for the home now split apart from the video (You can’t play any of your video sources through the ceiling speakers), the customer is now left with having a whole home audio amp stuck in a cabinet with a mess of wiring in an enclosed space.
The Right Way
There’s no reason to have equipment in living areas anymore as the majority of the control systems today are RF based instead of IR so you don’t need line of sight to control them.