Home Theater Design & Installation in Lakeway, TX

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Smarter Homes Is Austin’s Premier Home Theater Design and Installation Company.

All of us that have spent more time at home had to change our way of life in so many impactful ways.

20 years ago, owning a home theater was an extreme luxury. The systems back then were big, bulky, often hard to use, and without question, expensive. Today’s 2020 home theaters are a whole other story.

In the ever changing world of audio video and home theater products, making educated buying decisions can often be difficult, and the choices can be overwhelming. We are here to help you navigate through the world of home electronics.

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At Smarter Homes of Austin, we are in the education business and we want our clients to make informed decisions. With many years of hands on experience and attention to detail, Smarter Homes will design spectacular audio/video and home theater systems that is easy to operate and bring enjoyment to your home.

Years ago, Our furniture partner, Michael Murphy, of CinemaTech, uncovered the challenges of designing a premium home theater by watching his neighbor create theirs. Not only was finding quality seating a challenge but creating a room that was acoustically sound was next to impossible. By noticing these pain points and challenges, CinemaTech was founded to create a private cinema experience that delivered premium comfort and acoustical treatment to accentuate the audio technology in the space.

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SH took a day trip down to the CinemaTech showroom and design center in Dallas to meet Vice President, Matt Denton. Their custom seating, home theater room d…

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Even though many projector brands are out there that do a pretty decent job, Our favorite brand has always been JVC year after year. Its record of innovation, led by its D-ILA high definition projectors, using proprietary JVC imaging chips. JVC’s world-class technology extends well beyond the consumer marketplace. Our D-ILA projection systems are found in the most advanced cockpit and control tower simulation systems used by major airlines and the U.S. Military. JVC ProHD cameras and professional monitors are widely used in broadcast and network television facilities throughout the world.


Discover the luxury of going to the movies at home. 

It’s high time to relax back and watch your favorite movie with your family or friends at home. Forget fighting with long congested Austin Texas traffic. Install a custom home theater for your family, friends and yourself.  Experience the fun and atmosphere of high quality movies and TV at home by installing the perfect in home custom theater solution.

From traditional component speakers, to on-wall and in-wall and in-ceiling options, to sound bar systems and more, find the perfect home theater setup for the look and feel you deserve to live with.

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From entry level Sonos surround sound installations to high end performance theater rooms, Smarter Homes of Austin has the perfect solution for your luxury home. 

Are you looking to create a truly spectacular cinematic experience in your home? Smarter Homes can build a dedicated home theater system in which the environment is precisely designed and engineered to maximize your enjoyment. Simply kick back in your plush, motorized theater seat, throw in your favorite movie, start the popcorn maker and hit play. Before you know it, you’ll be immersed in vivid sights and sounds – experiencing the movies instead of just watching them—all in the comfort of your own home.

Common Home Theater Solutions

  • Home Theater Automation

  • 4K Home Media Management

  • Integrated Lighting Control

  • Motorized Window Treatments

  • Custom Acoustic Treatments

  • High Performance Audio

  • HD Front & Rear Projector Install

How to decide the best home theater system for your austin tx home

Before designing or installing your home theater, it’s best to browse the different types of home theaters available in the market and explore the different range and qualities which is best suitable for your design and room. Different home theater types produce different levels of sound and picture quality.

Apart from systems and their technical aspects, a few more factors should be considered before you select your home theater design like your budget, requirement for the home theater (to watch movies, play games, watch games) etc. and the most important… room size and number of audience to be seated.

The Entry Level Home Theater

Basic home theater installation packages are typically designed and installed with a 4-6 seat viewing capacity and a 100″ – 120″ screen. Installation of basic ceiling speaker surround sound with a floor standing subwoofer, $10K video projector, and an AV receiver-based audio amplification system.

The Enhanced Home Theater

Enhanced home theater installation packages are typically designed and installed with a 6-8 seat viewing capacity and a 120″ – 140″ projection screen, a brighter, higher performance projector, and a higher quality sound system.

The Performance Home Theater

The performance home theater installation package is typically designed and installed with an 8-16 seat viewing capacity with a 12′ – 15′ wide screen, high performance projector, and THX theater-quality sound system.

The High-Performance Home Theater

The high-performance home theater installation package is typically designed and installed with an 8-20 seat viewing capacity with a 12′ – 20′ ultra wide screen, reference-grade video projector, reference-quality sound system, and acoustic design.

The Ultra High-Performance Home Theater

The ultra-high performance theater room installation is typically designed and installed to spare no expense with the very best equipment available and includes acoustic design and room design.

Home Theater Surround Sound Configuration Options


Smarter Homes of Austin’s basic 5.1 home theater installation packages with recessed in ceiling speakers.


Smarter Homes of Austin’s 5.1 home theater installation packages with recessed in ceiling and in wall speakers.


Smarter Homes of Austin’s enhanced 7.1 home theater installation packages with floor standing and on wall speakers.


Smarter Homes of Austin’s performance 11.2 home theater installation packages with floor standing and on wall speakers.

We Have The Best Home Theater Design & Consulting Services In Austin TX

Professional home theater design gives you an extra ordinary experience of watching movies, playing games and spending quality time with your family and friends under one roof. Make your home theater room even more comfortable by installing custom theater seating to compliment your room design. Smarter Homes of Austin partnered with CinemaTech for this exact reason.

Tune in with precision audio and video taking everything you watch to unprecedented levels. And hear what obsession sounds like with a Smarter Homes of Austin premier home theater system.

Are you unsure how to get started with your home theater? Perhaps you can’t decide on the best type and placement of speakers. Maybe you need help in other areas of home theater solutions. Contact Smarter Homes of Austin to speak with a local HTA certified home theater provider.


*The calculated home technology budget range you will receive will includes parts, labor & accessories (Tax not included)
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Numerous structures on the property: Dock, Casita, Guest House, Barn, Gate etc. Check all that apply.
Prewire installation calculations assume you would like your home fully wired for ALL home automation technologies shown throughout the budget calculator, including 'future-ready' wiring. Prewire pricing can vary substantially based on what features you would like in your home. The wiring budget is for low-voltage wiring, not for electrical.
Prewire pricing will vary based on exactly what features you would like in your home. Read this article about the importance of wiring/cabling in today's "wireless" world. Your local Smarter Homes integrator is the best resource for exact prewire pricing. Wiring budget is for low-voltage wiring only, not electrical.
Keep in mind that our modern lifestyle and our home's automation technology systems are extremely reliant on a quality network and Wi-Fi system. Most homes are moving towards enterprise-grade hardware and away from the types of network products you could buy in an office supply store or a consumer computer store. We recommend that all homeowners consider the network and Wi-Fi system to be the most important system and installation within the home.
Higher-quality sound or higher-grade architectural finished speakers can range from $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 PER ROOM
Basic background music system pricing ranges from $1,500.00 to $5,000.00 per room including all equipment, labor, and programming.
Range includes video sources such as AppleTV, a Blu-ray player, satellite receiver, and remotely-locating them for best aesthetics. A basic soundbar is included for better audio.
This is called “video distribution” and reduces the amount of audio/video equipment located at each TV location/room.
A surround sound system creates an immersive sound experience, much like a dedicated home theater room, though in a dual-purpose room such as a Family Room, Master Bedroom, etc. If you would like more than one surround system location, click on the "Add Another Surround System" button below
Typically, homeowners want to see the following areas: front of house, front door, driveway / gate, sides of house, and pool. If you are more concerned about security, you may want to add cameras for the perimeter of your property. Good-quality cameras see about 75 feet of distance on average. The high range of the budget estimate includes higher resolution cameras, better night vision, and longer surveillance recording time.
The installation of a lighting control system reduces wall clutter, allows preset lighting scenes at the push of a button, increases security through programming automation, and adds convenience.
Motorized shades add beauty, convenience, address privacy concerns, and can be used to save energy. If desired, provide your best guess on how many windows/shades you want to motorize. The higher-end of the budget range includes higher-end fabrics, large windows, and dual-roller shades (both sheer and privacy shades on one window).
For example, a house music app, an app to operate your TV, an app for lighting automation, an app for locks, an app for cameras, an app to open close garage doors & gates, etc. Or do you want to control the entire house through a single unified app that controls all the automation systems within the home?
Make your home feel larger by balancing the light between indoor and outdoor areas.
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