Install a Home Theater
If you dream of watching Hollywood blockbusters in surround sound or cheering on your favorite sports team on the big screen, then installing a dedicated home theater is the perfect solution. Whether you plan to install a media center in your recent home addition or convert an existing basement, hiring a professional can help you create the perfect space for you and your loved ones to sit back and enjoy a night at the movies in the comfort of your own home.
How it works
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Home theater cost breakdown
One of the best things about having your own home theater system is that the experience is completely tailored to your personal requirements. The overall cost of the project will depend on the equipment and accessories you want to install.
Home theater equipment costs vary widely – TVs can cost up to $8,000*, while an AV or home theater receiver can cost up to $4,000*.
Costs start at around $150* for a basic installation but can rise to $800* or more if your setup involves things like TV mounting and installing a surround sound system.
You should consider additional costs such as upgrading the electrics. For example, your home theater may require more outlets than are currently in place. Electricians usually charge an hourly rate for their labor at between $65 and $85*, plus the cost of materials.
Frequently Asked Questions
*Cost estimates referenced are sourced from HomeAdvisor, Angie's List and other national home improvement websites.