Home cinema with Bang & Olufsen speakers and TV

Smart home cinemas

What is the Home Cinema Solution for you?

A home cinema conjures up different images, from a TV with a soundbar to a projector with multiple speakers. The ultimate goal is the same, creating a little more excitement for your viewing experience so that you become fully immersed in your favourite sport, TV programme or film.

Smart home cinema options

There are three options for a home cinema solution:

  1. Custom Designed Home Theatre which is a purpose-built dedicated home cinema room for a full cinematic experience
  2. Bespoke Media Room for those that want to take a dedicated TV room to the next level
  3. Multi-purpose TV viewing for multi-functional rooms e.g. living room, open plan kitchen that can transform into a TV room.

How can Intelligent Abodes help you design your home cinema?

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Intelligent Abodes creates complete, professionally designed, and installed home cinema systems and media rooms with market-leading technology. Our systems, allow our clients to immerse themselves in a stunningly visual and acoustically dynamic experience. Watch favourite films or stream new releases, bringing the magic of the big screen into the comfort of the home. The developments in ultra-high-definition 4k and 8K video with Dolby Atmos sound ensure it is now possible to create a full cinema experience at home, that’s as good, if not better than some commercial cinema.

Working with you and your unique home environment, we provide the best visual solution, with everything controlled at the touch of a button. Our team do much more than simply install audiovisual equipment. We provide a complete home cinema room design service, paying attention to every single detail. We design your space considering everything that will offer the ultimate in vision and sound, the acoustics, dimmed lighting, comfortable seating and even the popcorn machine for that complete cinema experience. We offer a wide range of choices to suit your vision, needs and every budget.

We offer the complete design service, whether you are modifying a living room or creating a full cinema room, we use the CEDIA software to ensure that all your home cinema products, seating are well-placed to experience the full Dolby atmos sound with optimal viewing for a fully immersive experience.

We will ensure you have all the appropriate satellite and aerial services installed with the high-definition latest technology on every TV with full control in each room, but with all the equipment discreetly hidden. We will also advise on wiring, including fibre optic cabling to support emerging technologies and the increasing demand for information via the network.


What rooms are suitable as home cinemas or media rooms?

We are an expert at designing home cinema and media rooms from scratch as well as changing existing room use. We regularly install home cinema and media rooms in basements, attics, dedicated rooms and living rooms. We deliver the best possible system for a client’s budget and have access to a wealth of products that aren’t available on the consumer market. Turn your room into a dedicated cinema or media room at the touch of a single button.

We deliver the optimum big screen experience without compromise.


Planning your Smart home cinema

  • Plan your room
    Are you converting a room into a dedicated viewing space or giving your tranquil living room a dual purpose? To make the room a great place for children and adults to relax, you need to give thought to the seating, lighting, cabinetry, blinds, decor as they all add to the atmosphere
  • Buy informed & Keep to the Budget
    There is a wealth of options available now. TV and audio manufacturers have used the image and sound technology from the cinema industry and brought it to your home, so it is worth spending the time to research and consult the experts so you get the best solution for you.
  • Manage the light
    Good lighting design and dimming will create the perfect atmosphere, but don’t forget the natural light! Think about positions of equipment and window coverings so that the sun doesn’t cast a shadow on your fun! We design the lighting and shading through automated blinds that deliver the optimal viewing experience at any time of day or night at the touch of a button, integrated with your cinema and lighting
  • Keep it comfy
    Home cinema rooms are social places where family and friends bond and have fun, so seating positions and support are essential
  • Stay in Control
    Don’t forget the control of your systems – you will have lots of equipment with several remote controls. This is an essential part of using your system. You can create an automatic set up – so lights dim, blinds close, screen and projector appear and image appears ready for your viewing experience. There are simple one room solutions which bring everything together – all the tech, lighting, blinds to make using your room easy and fun for all ages, whether using a remote, tablet or even voice control
  • Create the Look
    Intelligent Abodes can offer a variety of solutions from discreetly hidden speakers, projector and screens to well-designed ‘best in class’ floor-standing solutions.
Cinema room with linked Bowers & Wilkins speakers
Integrated tv for entertainment room
Tv on wall of bespoke media room
Tv on wall of bespoke media room
Home cinema with Bang & Olufsen speakers and TV
Media room with covered TV
Media room with TV cover raising
Media room with TV cover raising
Dedicated media room with integrated smart speaker system

Smart Home Cinema Case Studies

Sanctuary House

Karen Chugg explains what smart home automation is

What is Smart Home Automation?

Smart home automation provides the ultimate in convenience and flexibility, bringing together your automated lighting control and design, automated blinds or curtains, multi-room audio systems, home cinema, smart gadgets and home security gate/door entrance devices into a single, simple-to-use interface to control it all.

Smart Lighting Control & Design

Well-designed lighting and automated control allow you to creatively enhance the decor, space and features in your home, exceptionally user-friendly, it is operated through wall switches, voice-control using Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa, or via an app on your smartphone or tablets, enabling access from anywhere in the world.

Smart Automated Blinds & Curtains

Whether you are building, renovating or just want to add a change to an existing room, we offer smart blind and curtain solutions controlled by a switch smart device or voice. They now incorporate light and heat managing fabrics for temperature control and protection from damaging UV rays.

Smart Multi-Room Audio System Installation

The ultimate connection of all your entertainment technology - TV, radio, laptop, cinema, record deck and speakers to create a seamless smart multi-audio experience. Listen to music in every room, with individual music and source choice controlled by switches or apps.


home cinema projector dropping from ceiling

Smart Home Cinema Solutions & Design

We cover all the options, from a TV with a soundbar to a projector in a cinema room with multiple speakers, our ultimate goal is to create a fully immersive viewing experience for your cinema, media room or multi-purpose room.

Smart Security Integration

We combine conventional security solutions such as alarms and CCTV with the latest in smart systems, which talk to each other. Consequently, you have a more sophisticated security system that is far greater than the individual component systems.

Man controlling smart devices from iPad

Smart Home & Business Networking Solutions

We specialise in designing high-end home and business networking and Wi-Fi installations using the latest technologies, ensuring the highest level of security, protecting your privacy and ensuring that vulnerable smart devices, can’t be used to access your network.

Exterior of Lympstone Manor

Smart Solutions for Hotels and Restaurants

We bring smart design and control to boutique hospitality, retail outlets and places of work for local owners, such as Michael Caines, proprietor of Mickeys Beach, Exmouth & Lympstone Manor Hotel and the Darts Farm Family, with smart lighting control, music systems and motorised blinds and curtains.

How we work with you

The Process


We arrange to meet you

Karen, our Director and Customer Service award-winner will listen and gain an understanding of your unique requirements, aspirations, and lifestyle.

We deliver a bespoke design plan

Karen will then give you estimated costs, for the design, products and specifications, delivered, within your agreed budget.

We coordinate & work as a team

Tim, our Projects Director, will work with your designers, electricians and project managers to ensure our services are coordinated and everything is delivered in the correct order.

Then give you a full handover

On completion, Tim will demonstrate how your systems work together, ensuring that everything works as you requested, with a handover pack for future reference.

We then offer continued support

In the coming months we provide a full follow-up service for your new technology and then further over the years to keep you up to date with emerging innovations.