This is a small room, formerly the "guest" room on the first level. Speakers, equipment and cables stay out of the public living spaces. My Contours would benefit from a larger open space, like our den. Update: Equipment moved to side wall; no longer in-between speakers.
One advantage is that this room is towards the very front of the house and is far away from other bedrooms. I can crank Led Zeppelin at 1am and not impact upstairs master bedroom.
(note: wife reference removed; its about the room, not the wife; peace)
I think you did very well but in all honesty if my wife ever told me to keep my equipment out of sight , I'd have a new wife . We've been together for just shy of 50 years so I've either been lucky or she's been smart .