AV System Design


If you are doing a renovation, Bright Home Theater is the perfect working partner to help you design, plan, and install all of your audio/video and networking wishes. We have been working with property owners, architects, and designers for years to help organize and execute all types of A/V and Home Automation systems. With many years of experience we understand the process of design and planning. Working with you or your architect we can provide plans, spreadsheets, and layout schematics.

At Bright Home Theater we are specialists in:

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Please feel free to contact us with any questions if you are planning a renovation.

We collaborate with builders, developers, architects, & designers on every aspect of a project from planning and design to implementation and installation of audio/video systems, smart home automation, surveillance systems, and lighting & climate control, for both residential & commercial projects.

Kerry Bright – Owner of Bright Home Theater

Kerry Bright - Owner of Bright Home TheaterOwner Kerry Bright has over 20 years of experience working in the construction field as well as the audio & video industry. He brings a unique blend of expertise and experience ranging from construction, electrical, audio & video, lighting, and shades. As a result Bright Home Theater understands your entire project as we work with you and/or your architect, designer, and contractor to realize your vision.

Kerry Bright’s professional resume includes 15 years as a general contractor in New York City. This raises him above the average audio/video installer in quality of fit and finish. With knowledge of construction, we can offer more options for any of your custom installations. Kerry has certifications, with ISF, RTI, HAA, Elan, Universal Remote, Savant, Lutron, and more.

For over a decade, BHT has been building its core business by developing strong relationships with professionals in the construction and home design industry in Manhattan and Brooklyn as well as other parts of New York. These relationships can only grow stronger on the foundation that we are there every step of the way from beginning to end and take great pride in the quality of our A/V Systems.

We invite you to give us the opportunity to show you the reasons that make us different from the rest. Our commitment to service, quality of work, and delivering the project within a designated budget is what sets us apart. If you are a builder, developer, architect, or interior designer that would like to learn more about the home automation industry and be able to offer home automation solutions to your clients, feel free to set up a meeting with one of our system designers today.

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A well-planned home has a variety of fixtures and systems to keep its occupants comfortable and happy. Architects and designers work wonders with lighting, plumbing, air conditioning, appliances, furniture, and fabric.

But there’s one element designers frequently neglect: sound System Design.

Imagine music flowing through your rooms like light from the windows or cool air from the vents. That’s what it feels like when the speakers System Design are built into your walls or ceilings.

It’s easy to incorporate in-wall and ceiling speakers when you’re building or renovating a home. In an existing home, it’s easier to use wireless multi-room speakers.

Your music can come from an Internet service like Spotify®, or from a computer or hard drive that’s attached to your home network. It’s easy to play one song in the family room and another in your bedroom. Or play the same music throughout the house. You can use your smartphone or tablet a remote control. Or you can install in-wall controls.

Building a new house (or thoroughly renovating an old one)? You have the perfect opportunity to conceal speakers and wires in your walls and ceilings. It can be done in an existing home, but it’s not easy work for a do-it-yourselfer. For details, see our in-wall wiring guide.

Wireless systems

Today’s wireless systems are popular for good reason. Installation and setup takes minutes. They don’t have to involve a bulky and complicated home theater receiver. You can easily carry a wireless speaker from one room to the next. And you can take the entire system with you when you move.

A wireless System Design is an obvious choice for an existing home, but may also be the best platform for a new home.

Or consider a hybrid system. That’s a system in which wireless components, such as the Sonos CONNECT:AMP, feed the music to in-wall or ceiling speakers.

In such a system, you enjoy the convenience of a smartphone remote control app. But the hardware is hidden in a utility room or equipment closet.

A common misconception about the Sonos wireless system is that you must have Sonos hardware in every room. And that notion can be a deal-killer if ceiling speakers System Design are all you can get away with in the dining room and the formal living room. Fortunately, it’s not the case.

The solution is to locate one or more Sonos CONNECT:AMP modules in your utility room and run speaker wires from there to the ceiling speakers in the dining room and the living room.

Your system might also include several other Sonos System Design components that are located elsewhere. For instance, you might have a PLAYBAR and a Sonos SUB for TV sound and music in the family room. You could put PLAY:5 or PLAY:3 powered speakers in bedrooms and any other spaces in which the hardware fits nicely.

Now let’s turn our attention to your outdoor zone. Say you need several weatherproof speakers to evenly distribute sound about the pool and patio areas. You’ll play the same music through all of your outdoor speakers, so you only need one Sonos component for this zone. But outdoor speakers require a lot of power, so you don’t want to rely on a single 2-channel amplifier.

In this scenario, you might pair a non-powered CONNECT module with a multi-channel amplifier. Place them in the utility room along with the CONNECT:AMP modules serving the living and dining rooms. Get an equipment rack or cabinet to keep things organized in the utility room.

Wired systems

Wireless systems are terrific, but some people find a wired system with in-wall controls easier to live with.

Installation of a wired System Design can be daunting for a do-it-yourselfer. Most people will require the services of an electrician or audio/video installer.