Do not be intimidated by the concept of Home Automation; it is simply the combination of all things electrical.
Multi-room installations can take many forms, and involve widely varying levels of complexity.
Integrator/Retailers Add Quality & Value
If you are in the process of building you are already dealing with numerous companies or individuals. The plumber is looking after the plumbing, the electrician the electrical, the security company the security etc. I doubt that you would have the plumber doing the electrical work, so it only makes sense that the audio/video distribution should be consigned to the specialist A/V Integrator.
Upgrade Your LP Gear
LPs and turntables have been around for a long time, and aren't going away just yet! Over time, it's advisable to do a few things to get the best sound out of your turntable, including some basic maintenance, stylus and cartridge replacement, and of course record cleaning.