Given all the time everyone is spending at home, it’s no wonder home improvement projects have skyrocketed over the past few months. As they say, home is where the heart is, and this year, work, school, and entertainment too!
To get much needed fresh air and escape the home routine, getting outside is vital. But you don't have to go far if you have a great outdoor environment as your in-home escape. If you haven't spruced up your outdoor spaces yet, chances are this winter is an excellent time to think about it. And as you do, we highly recommend thinking about integrating audio-video entertainment and smart lighting control into your outdoor living designs for your Henrico County, VA home.
Keep reading for four projects you may be considering next year and how to improve them with seamlessly integrated AV and technology.
Any new addition or upgrade presents a perfect opportunity to add the entertainment factor. For a covered patio, consider speakers that can be mounted on outside walls, under eaves, or tucked into the ceiling of your patio. For richer sound, buried subwoofers can hide in adjacent landscaped areas for added low-end punch.
You don’t need to stop at audio. Why not enjoy your favorite sports and shows al fresco? Outdoor TVs come in several varieties, from full-shade models ideal for the covered patio to full-sun models bright enough to be visible at high noon. With heat, cold, and humidity resistance, you won't have to worry about longevity outdoors.
Anywhere there is food, people tend to gather. An outdoor kitchen can be an entertainment hub for friends and family. Add bar seating and built-in speakers so your guests can sip cocktails and help cook or keep you company as you grill or bake your gourmet pizza in the outdoor oven. Better yet, mount a TV in your outdoor kitchen and watch your favorite sports or shows, and everyone can enjoy it as the sound is piped over your speakers.
Whether you are modernizing an existing pool or adding a new one, AV entertainment can enhance the experience. Waterproof rock-style speakers can disguise themselves as stone around pool landscape areas, providing powerful sound for frolicking or just floating. For even more entertainment, consider an outdoor TV. A large screen full-sun model can install at the foot of the pool so you can float and watch baseball, enjoy a favorite Netflix series, or stage summer family movie nights in the pool.
You may have something special coming up next year that needs celebrating. Perhaps it’s a milestone anniversary, a big birthday, anniversary, or your daughter’s wedding. You may be planning a variety of upgrades for the big event. Don’t forget the audio and video too. An outdoor sound system can make the event memorable, and you’ll have it for all your entertainment after the event. And your outdoor TV setup can help you show pictures of the past for all your guests to enjoy - or the special dance from the event. Also, consider automated landscape lighting so your event can smoothly transition from daylight to nighttime with soft illumination and even color for an unforgettable time.
Want to learn more about putting the finishing touches on your outdoor living design with technology? Give us a call at (804) 741-5816 or fill out our online form to get started today. We would love to work with you!
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