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Home Theatre Design & Installation


Home Theatre Design: Working with you to design a home theatre experience that suits your budget and lifestyle

When it comes to home theatre design our motto is, if you can dream it, we can build it!

The first step is to understand what you want from your home theatre experience. We then work with you to design a home theatre installation that suits the layout of your space, with equipment that will give the optimal audio/visual experience for your budget.

The good news is that we have the experience, technical know-how and passion to make your home theatre dreams come to life! With 15 years in the industry we can deliver a seamless and cutting edge entertainment installation for your home or business premises.

The best thing is that we take care of everything, including:

  • Designing your system
  • Supply of audio visual components
  • Carrying out all the site installation work, including structural modifications
  • Calibration of your system
  • Training and how to use your home theatre

Works we carry out include blocking in walls, building bulkheads, building steps ups/platforms, carpet (supply and installation), curtains and blinds (supply and installation) , electrical (lighting and powerpoint installation), cabinetry (design, supply and installation)

Call us today on 1800 144 199 to get your home theatre automation project off the ground, or you can book an appointment online.

Home Theatre Design: Understanding the Process

Our expertise in home theatre design involves all aspects of the process, specifically:

Choosing components

This is undoubtedly the fun part, especially if you like ‘toys’. These components are an integral part of your home theatre’s design. With over a decade’s experience, we are able to suggest the perfect AV components from your description of what you are envisioning both in terms of performance and aesthetics. This ties in with structural considerations – looking at the room itself, we can suggest the equipment that will give the optimal experience (‘biggest’ and ‘most’ won’t always give the best results here).

Speaker and screen placement

Our expertise allows us to excel in another important consideration – speaker and screen placement. Given a home theatre room’s dimensions, proposed layout and particular characteristics, speaker and screen placement have a large effect on the viewing and listening experience. From TV wall mounting and projection screen installation to the installation of speakers whether free-standing or in-wall/ceiling, we take pains to ensure that placement provides the optimal experience for every viewer and listener. We also take your room’s dimensions and layout into careful consideration, as well as the optimal size and types of video display, lighting controls, interior design, home theatre acoustics, furnishings, and whether or not to integrate free standing or concealed components.

Home theatre seating

A home theatre isn’t a theatre without seating – and the options we offer here are nearly endless. Our premium home theatre seating options include features like designer-quality leather and other fabrics, full electric recline, backlit controls, cup holders and USB ports, plus much more. Built to order, you can even add extra custom features. Our standard seating is excellent as well, offering many of the same features at a surprisingly affordable price point.

Why Choose Us for Your Home Theatre Installation

Need some reasons to make the call? Partner with us for your home theatre install for a great experience, including:

  • A one-stop-shop where we take care of everything, from the design, supply of AV components to the installation, including all structural works
  • Our staff are the best installers in the business, and can bring all the elements of your project together
  • Friendly, meticulous and prompt service from our technicians in your home or premises
  • Flexible installation dates and time to suit your lifestyle and schedule

Give us a call today on 1800 144 199 to chat about your home theatre plans.



How much will it cost to build a home theatre?

A home theatre can cost as little as $500 for a cheap system or as much as $10,000 for one with its own space, a projector and a sizeable screen.

Using an existing room won’t add to your expenses. However, if it needs soundproofing, that can add to the total cost. You also have to purchase the furniture (e.g., home theatre seating), décor and accessories you want in your home theatre. If you plan to hire custom home theatre design technicians to work on your system, such as Universal Home Theatre, that’s also an additional expense to consider.

Will adding a home theatre room increase my property’s resale value?

A home theatre is a desirable feature if you really love movies and intend to maximise its use. That being said, a lot of luxury homes today feature a custom-designed home theatre. However, whether having one can favourably impact your property’s resale value depends a lot on its style and quality. Else, some home buyers might see it as wasted space.

For example, if you spend $30,000 on your home theatre, you can expect it to add approximately $19,000 to the value of your property. Then again, even as it may add value, you can also lose money. If, however, market demand dictates that properties with home theatres attract more buyers, then having one could be worth your while.

Still, there are other smart, less costly ways to add value to your home if resale is in your plans. The true value of a home theatre depends on if you, as the homeowner, use it often.

What are the key components of a good home theatre system?

In general, home theatre systems are available in packaged bundles. These offers include all the components you need for a complete home theatre system design.

A theatre system typically features the following components:

  • A receiver (AV receiver or surround-sound speaker)
  • Four or more loudspeakers (the number will depend on the package)
  • A subwoofer
  • Connection cables or a wireless system
  • Optional items: projector, DVD recorder or VCR, media streamer, sound metre, wire stripper, label printer
What’s the minimum space requirement for a home theatre?

Although there isn’t a single ideal room size for a home theatre, the more room you have available, the better. A rectangle-shaped room with high ceilings, measuring roughly 6 metres long by 4.5 metres wide, is optimal for film viewing. However, even family rooms that are normally 3-metre square spaces can be designed to make a good-sized home theatre.

If you’re experiencing issues with designing your home theatre, Universal Home Theatre can help.

We provide home theatre installation and other services in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

What services does Universal Home Theatre offer aside from home theatre design and installation?

Besides providing home theatre design services, we offer a wide range of professional audio, video and lighting assistance. Our services include relatively more complex projects like home theatre automation or simple tasks like TV wall mounting.

Need our help? Please get in touch today!


Rodd Point 2046

Holgate NSW 2250

Capalaba QLD 4157

Para Hills West SA 5096
Showroom by appointment only

Frankston South VIC 3199

Queensland 4217

O’Connor WA 6163

Phone: 1800 144 199

Please note the addresses listed above are not showrooms but our offices. If you would like to make an appointment to view the showrooms please call for more details.

Specials & Packages

Our range of products are often sold far below the RRP of most electrical hardware to accommodate for the home theatre service.

This means big savings for you!