What is a cinema room?

A cinema room is a unique space, with its own dynamics, décor and setup that stand apart from the rest of your home.

You can retreat into another world to enjoy films at your leisure, benefitting from professional grade equipment and room treatments. It’s a great room to have fun with at the concept stage, enabling you to select different hardware, lighting and finishes to create the perfect viewing experience.

If you’re thinking about creating a home cinema room at your property, look no further than New Wave AV. With over 100 home cinema installations under our belt, we can design and fit a range of home cinema setup options, including dedicated rooms for use solely as a home cinema; living space cinema systems to enhance the viewing experience in your day-to-day living room; and dual purpose cinema rooms, which enable you to enjoy the functionality of your living space, and turn it into a home cinema whenever you choose. Discover our home cinema installation services in Kent today.

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How much does a home cinema room cost?

Here at New Wave AV, we work with top suppliers and brands to create a unique and immersive experience, whatever your requirements.

As an authorised and certified Control4, Lutron and Dolby dealer, we’re able to provide the very best technology, delivering a high definition picture, crisp, balanced sound, fully integrated controls and atmospheric lighting. All these elements work together to bring the experience of a commercial cinema to the comfort of your home.

To achieve this high quality result, you’ll need to invest appropriately. Our home cinema installation costs start from around £15,000 – which includes the design of the room, the audio visual kit, and installation. Factors affecting the cost include the size of the room, the specific equipment you choose, and any electrical work, soundproofing, or acoustic treatments you might need.

Of course, if you want to go further, the sky is really the limit. Simply discuss your requirements with our expert team, and we’ll tailor a solution and associated home cinema room cost for you. You can also drop into our Tonbridge showroom for a demonstration.

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What is the best size room for a home theatre?

If you’re considering a home theatre system, you’ll first need to determine whether it’s going to be in an existing room of your house, whether you’re going to convert a garage or basement, or whether you’re extending your property to create a bespoke room for the purpose of a home cinema. If you’re using an existing room or making a conversion, you will likely be tied to the current dimensions. This needn’t be an issue though – you can simply tailor the home cinema room design to suit the optimal number of people.

For a cosy home cinema designed for four people, we recommend a room measuring 4m in width by 5m in length. A rectangular shape is best, as it allows sound to travel effectively. Of course, our expert home cinema designers can pay you a visit at home to look at your space and advise on the best way to proceed.

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New Wave AV Home Cinema Rooms

Your home cinema installation requires a number of elements to ensure you get the ultimate viewing experience. We’ll assess your needs and suggest the optimal combination of hardware to deliver a premium experience that fully immerses you in the movie.

Home cinema projection

Here at New Wave AV, we have a tried and tested approach to designing quality home cinema systems. We use professional grade hardware to produce a stunning picture, and can automate your projection screen and projection bracket if they’re being installed into a dual purpose room. That means they can slide out of sight when not in use. When designing our Kent home cinema rooms, we consider the following to ensure every aspect of the experience is covered:

Cinema sound system

We create a bespoke speaker solution to provide you with the best possible sound quality. Dolby Atmos home cinema systems provide a state-of-the-art, 360-degree surround sound audio experience, fully immersing you in the action. Visit our Dolby Atmos experience centre in Tonbridge, Kent, to discover first-hand what you could be enjoying in your home.

Cinema seating solutions

No home cinema is complete without specialised seating, which is designed to keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout the film. We offer a range of cinema seat designs in a selection of colours and fabrics or leathers to complement your cinema room and requirements. Options include electric reclining motors, a D-Box bass system, cup holders, and USB charging.

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Cinema lighting and environment controls

A lot of hardware is involved in creating a home cinema, so it makes sense to have a single interface to control everything. As a Control4 Diamond dealer, we install a Control4 system to enable you to control your projector, screen, amplifiers, lighting and more. At the touch of a button you can choose your movie, and Control4 automation does the rest – dims the lights, turns on the amplifiers, and sets up your room to create the perfect cinematic experience.

Home cinema room acoustics

At New Wave AV we offer a choice of home cinema room acoustic treatments to soundproof your home cinema and optimise the audio. We’ll design the treatment to complement the shape and size of your room, with a series of panels to manage how the sound travels. The four key components are absorption, to swallow sound on solid surfaces, preventing it from bouncing; diffusion to reduce echo and sound reflection; bass traps to absorb bass frequencies; and insulation to minimise sound travel through walls and floors.

Screen masking

A masking system blanks parts of the screen that aren’t in use when different film ratios are projected. They can be manually installed or automatically move with the changing aspect ratio, producing sharp definition around the edge of the image.


Kaleidascape is at the heart of our cinemas, delivering a simplistic, colourful interface that brings your experience to life. It can be integrated with your Control4 home automation for seamless and simple operation.

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New Wave AV worked with us closely throughout the project to ensure our objectives were met. We are over the moon with the results and have thoroughly enjoyed our family movie and sports nights.

Colin & Lisa, Client

I love the way everything is integrated and how easy it is to use on iPhone and iPads as well as the Control4 touch screens and remotes. I do not know if I could live in a home without a Control4 system again.

Michael, Client

Home Cinema Services

At New Wave AV, we’re passionate about delivering stunning home cinemas that meet your specific requirements. We offer a complete solution that takes into account every aspect of your home cinema, enabling us to create the perfect experience. Our services include:

  • Free consultation at our Tonbridge experience centre where we have two cinema rooms
  • Design, including renders and 3D virtual rooms with lighting design
  • Full installation and setup for audio visual elements
  • Professional sound and display calibration
  • Turnkey solution for building work and lighting
  • Room acoustic treatment and full fabric wrap system
  • Home cinema seating with motorised head and feet rests
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Types of home cinema room

There are several ways you can create a home cinema in your home. If you have the space, a dedicated home cinema room provides a fantastic, fully-integrated experience, enabling you to enjoy movies at their very best. Alternatively, you can have a home cinema system installed into your day-to-day living room, or create a dual purpose room, that serves both as an everyday living space, and a home cinema when required.

Dedicated home cinema rooms

A home cinema room should offer the full commercial experience, with a high definition picture, a perfectly calibrated sound system, bespoke mood lighting, full-motion seating, and custom finishes to match your tastes. Our expert designers and engineers work with you to create a room that complements your style and matches your budget. Providing seamless solutions – from construction work to fits and finishes – we’ll deliver a high-end home cinema to take your breath away.

For the fully immersive experience, we use 4K UHD projector-based viewing, Dolby Atmos surround sound and full-motion cinema seating. We’ll also fit the necessary room acoustics, lighting – including a starlight ceiling if desired – speakers and more, all to your exact specifications. Nothing is too complex.

Not only do we design and install luxurious home cinemas in Kent and beyond, we also offer ongoing support and updates, so you can continue to get the best experience long after installation.

Home cinema systems

Make the most of your family living space with our home cinema systems, which include a discreetly installed surround sound system and mood lighting. Enjoy an optimal viewing experience on a large flat-screen TV within your everyday family room. This lower-cost option is ideal for when projection won’t work, and ensures family viewing is enriching and engaging.

As experienced home cinema installers in Kent, our New Wave AV technicians will supply and fit all AV equipment, enabling you to experience the full acoustic impact of Dolby Atmos that the director intended. Speakers can be hidden within your décor, and mood lighting can optimise the overall experience.

As with our dedicated home cinema rooms, we’ll provide ongoing support and updates whenever necessary.

Dual purpose cinema rooms

Enjoy the best of both worlds with a dual purpose cinema system. This ingenious solution enables you to enjoy the day-to-day functionality of your living room, and transform it into a home cinema at the touch of a button. Your multi-purpose cinema room will include full Dolby Atmos surround sound to enhance daily viewing on your 65-80” flat screen TV, as well as a hidden projector and screen, both of which can be lowered at the flick of a switch. With mood lighting, automated window shading and more, a full cinematic setting will be created with one touch.

As experienced bespoke home cinema installers, we’ll use the best hardware solutions for your space, putting the cinema experience right at the heart of your home – without the need for a dedicated cinema room. Our sound system can also be discreetly hidden within your décor so that it doesn’t compromise your day-to-day living.

And for your ongoing peace of mind, we’ll provide support and updates long after installation.

Home cinema design and installation

If you’re looking for home cinema installation in Kent, you’re in the right place. As specialists in cinema room design, we have extensive experience delivering all kinds of home cinemas to meet the exact requirements of our clients.

Choosing New Wave AV means choosing a supplier that is passionate about our projects, and who can offer a complete solution including projection, screen, surround sound, lighting, seating – and even construction.

If you’re building or remodelling, we’ll work alongside your construction team to design and install the necessary electrics and room acoustics treatments. We’ll then finish the room with any required fabrics, furniture, and more. Alternatively, if you’re converting a room, we’ll offer a full turnkey solution that incorporates lighting, seating, décor and more.

Before you commit to a design, we’ll provide both 2D and 3D renders of the home cinema, so you can see how it’ll look. You can also discover the experience you’re likely to enjoy at our demonstration rooms in Tonbridge, Kent.

Control4 certified showroom Tonbridge

Why choose New Wave AV?

Experience – With over 40 years’ experience in the home technology and commercial AV market, we’re one of the foremost providers for bespoke home cinema design and installation in the South East.

Seamless projects – We aim to provide a stress-free experience, with end-to-end solutions that run on time, and to budget.

Flexible and independent – Our flexible approach and independent operation means we’re not tied to specific products or brands. Rather, we recommend the right solutions for your room, technical requirements, and budget.

Award winning – Our services and designs have won prestigious awards, including Best Home Cinema Room and Best Whole House Automation System by Control4 at Integrated Systems Europe. We’ve also received the Installation of the Month accolade at Artcoustic, and been shortlisted for a CEDIA Award.

Professional – Our teams and engineers are professionally trained to industry-recognised standards.  We are members of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, giving you peace of mind that we follow benchmarked best practises when dealing with our suppliers and clients.

Quality products – We only supply and fit the highest quality products from industry-leaders such as Sony, JVC, Dolby Atmos, Control4, Lutron, Artcoustic, D-Box and Kaleidascape.

See our portfolio

Over the last 17 years, we have been involved with hundreds of fantastic projects from single room media systems to whole-home automation projects and luxury private home cinemas.

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