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How Much Does it Cost to Install Home Theater Wiring & Components?

Are you thinking about transforming a space of your home into your very own home theater? If so, then you are probably wondering what steps you will need to follow in order to make this happen. Furthermore, if money is a concern, then you may also be curious as to how you are going to make this fit within your budget.

National Install Home Theater Wiring or Components Costs

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National Install Home Theater Wiring or Components Costs
Average reported cost $355
Number of Cost Profiles 2829 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $55
Maximum reported cost $1,000
Most homeowners spent between: $218 to $373

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Having a home theater system can be a great convenience because such a space allows you and your family to enjoy the feeling of being at the cinema without even having to step foot outside your home. You can your family and friends can enjoy watching movies, television, and your favorite sporting events on a large-screen TV and with astounding sound quality. In a way, a home theater can be like an oasis from reality right in your very own home.

Components of a Home Theater System

In general, home theaters are enclosed and soundproofed so that they can be enjoyed without disturbing others within the home or even outside. Aside from soundproofing, however, it is also necessary to have the wiring done for the theater's sound system. Often times, this involves cutting into the walls and running the wiring through there so as to avoid exposed wires, which can not only be a tripping hazard but can detract from the overall appearance of the home as well.

Cost of a Home Theater System Installation

For those who are looking to have the wiring and other components of a home theater system installed, it is wise to set aside at least $500 for the project. After all, this will require hiring a professional to ensure that the wiring is done correctly for the best home theater experience. Of course, specific pricing can vary depending on how much wiring needs to be run and the size of the space with which you are working. At the most, you should expect to spend $900 on this type of work. This does not include the price of your theater's television or projection system nor the actual speakers themselves.

While it may not be cheap to have a home theater system installed, many home owners who have it done agree that it is more than worth the money, so be sure to at least look into it as an option to increase the resale value of your home.

Last updated on Aug 17, 2016

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