How Much Does a Home Theater Cost?

If you want to create a full movie experience in your house for your family, you probably want to know how much a home theater typically costs. Every home theater design and installation is unique. We’re going to give you options for different budgets with ballpark estimates on home theater prices in Richmond, VA. 

How We Install Your Home Theater 

Before we get down to business, here are a few tips and tricks that we’ve got up our sleeve so building your dream home theater will be a breeze.

Phased Plan to Spread Out the Costs

Custom installs can be carried out in a multi-phased plan, which means we can create your dream theater experience in stages to help you with cash flow. Ideally, you’ll have a dedicated space for your home theater – but it’s not necessary. 

Can Use New or Existing Wiring

One factor that could affect the cost of your project is the current state of the electrical and cable wiring within your space. For example, if you were thinking of making a man cave home theater for football season in a tool shed with no wiring, we’d have to get the place wired up first.

Free Estimates and Recommendations

Of course, we can give you a free estimate for your home theater job based on the customizations that are important to you. Our estimates include recommendations for products that will work well in your space and give you that ultimate viewing experience.

What You Can Get for Your Money

Now it’s time to get down to the nuts and bolts of your first question, How much does a home theater cost exactly? The price will ultimately depend on the size of your room, the costs to build out any new features, labor costs if a renovation is needed, and more. 

With all that in mind, these estimates can give you an idea of what home theater setup could be possible for your budget.

$3,000 to $4,500 Range

flat screen TV and sound bar concept.

Get started on your home theater experience with upgraded audio visual equipment. As part of this installation, we can:

  • Hang a SONY 55” flat screen TV on the wall
  • Install a SONOS Soundbar to upgrade your sound quality
  • Install a high quality subwoofer
  • Set up your TV to broadcast Netflix or Hulu

$5,500 to $7,000 Range

A flat screen TV and surround sound concept.

Be prepared to pay a little more for your home theater system if you would like us to:

  • Hang a SONY 55″ to 65” flat screen TV on the wall
  • Install 5.1 surround sound system
  • Integrate a theater master control system
  • Set up your TV to broadcast Netflix or Hulu

$10,000 to $12,000 Range

A flat screen TV, surround sound, and equipment concept.

Consider this option if you’re looking for a dedicated home theater room or space. This may be the perfect solution if you want to outfit a room completely centered around the home theater experience. This type of custom install includes:

  • 65″ SONY 4K TV
  • 5.1 surround sound system
  • Superior quality amp, equipment, and speaker systems
  • A remotely located equipment rack

$20,000 and Up

A dedicated home theater concept.

These projects are highly customized and usually take place in a dedicated media room such as a basement. We’ll consider what the best sound and sound wiring, TV or projector size and type, and whether any renovations are needed for your preferred seating.

For installations in this price range, we use top of the line screens, speakers, amplifiers, and other equipment. Brands and products may include:

  • SONY 4K Projector 
  • Custom size Stewart Filmscreen
  • Custom seating by Elite Home Theater Seating
  • Salamander Designs TV mounts, AV furniture, and highly customizable entertainment seating
  • Upgraded tower speakers
  • Dolby Atmos surround sound
  • SONOS wireless speakers and home sound
  • Monitor Audio Hi-Fi, cinema, and architectural speakers
  • URC Total Control user interfaces 
  • Savant Lighting & Automation
  • Crowson Technology 
  • Crown Audio amps
  • Shure audio equipment and microphones

Get the Right Home Theater for You

Moseley Electronics is the premier choice for a custom home theater installation in Richmond, VA. We’re the area’s leading home theater integration specialists and we would love to bring your vision to life. 

We’re here to offer expertise and guidance so you can get the right home theater design for your space and budget. 

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