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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

Finding home theater system installers in your area is easy when you use the Handy platform. Just enter your zip code and a few details about your project, and we will connect you with local professionals who can help you design, plan, and build your new home theater.

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.


Extra costs

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

What is the best size for a home theater?
Most home theater systems are installed in rooms that are at least ten by 16 feet, to allow enough space for seating and guests.
Will a home theater increase the value of my home?
Converting an old, unused basement or garage into a home theater is likely to add to the value of your property. The exact return on your investment will depend on market conditions in your local area. Speak to a real estate agent to find out just how much you are likely to get back when you decide to sell.
How much does it cost to maintain a home theater?
Your home theater should require very little maintenance once installed but you might that occasionally you need some wiring repaired, or components replaced. The average cost of a home theater system repair is $210*, while major wiring repairs can rise to $700*.
How much should I pay for my big screen?
There are many different screen sizes available, and you can spend as little as $1,800* on a 120-inch screen, or $3,000* on higher-end models of the same size. The right size will depend on your space and how far away you will be sitting – speak with your home theater system installer to find out which is best for your home. 

*Cost estimates referenced are sourced from HomeAdvisor, Angie's List and other national home improvement websites.

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