Staying in is definitely the new going out. Home entertainment has gone crazy as people have opted to stay at home with friends, family, and entertain themselves. From games rooms to hot tubs, being at home is big.
One way you can do this is to convert a room or basement into a home theatre. Who would not want the thrill, comfort, and quality of the cinema in their own property? But how much does a home theater room cost and is it worth the initial outlay? We breakdown the price for you in our handy home theatre guide.
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Buying a Screen
The cherry on top of the cake will be your cinema screen. A lot of choices can impact the cost, notwithstanding the size. If it is fixed, retractable, or painted all come into play.
At the bottom end of the scale, you get a retractable screen for a projector at around $100. Going higher if you opt for a near cinema experience you can be paying anywhere up to $5000.
One item you need to get right when budgeting your home theatre price is the projector. This will display whatever you are watching onto the screen, and a bad or poor quality one can ruin everything. Make sure you test them out before you buy them.
At the lower end, high definition projectors with 3D capabilities are available for as little as $500. Going up the scale, the top end for larger size screens with 4k resolution go for around $5000.
Home Sound System
For the real cinema experience, you need a crisp, clear sound with a wide range of frequency and dynamics. Surround sound is a must and 5.1 is great for smaller rooms with large rooms needing around 7.1.
Good quality speakers sets with a subwoofer, soundbar, and set of four speakers can be bought for around $200. If you want the real home cinema experience, with a multi-layered sound coming from all directions, it will cost you about $3000.
The comfort in your home theatre installation will come from your choice of seating. Seating can be expensive, particularly if you want something with maximum comfort. Of course, you have to have a cup holder for those buckets of soda.
One seat can cost around $400, with most models above that coming in pairs. $1500 will get a pair of deluxe comfort seats.
On a budget? How about sourcing some authentic chairs from a closed theatre or flea market for an authentic retro look.
How Much Does a Home Theater Room Cost to Install?
The big question is can you install this yourself? Well, yes you can. However, the visual and acoustic setup and layout are best left to professionals. When you have spent so much money on expensive equipment, why would you not want it installed to the best specifications?
Call on experts to install your luxury home movie theater to ensure the best home entertainment experience.
You will incur costs from wiring the equipment. It is possible you may also want some acoustic treatments like soundproofing, particularly if you have a big theatre in a medium-sized property.
How much does a home theater room cost? We hope we have answered your question. We have a lot of other handy home ideas on our blog so keep yourself entertained at home by reading our articles and tips today!