How to Design Your Dream Outdoor Living Space


Make the Most of the Outdoors with These Smart Upgrades

We’ve all spent a lot of time at home lately, and chances are that will continue for a bit. Regardless of the times, spending time outside brings positive vibes for both physical and mental wellbeing. And with Virginia’s lovely fall weather almost here, isn’t it time to think about your ideal outdoor living design for your Richmond home?

Keep reading for entertainment and environmental upgrades to make your outdoor spaces so much fun you might not want to come back inside – well, only if it’s snowing.

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Outdoor Audio and Video Entertainment

Music enhances almost any activity, indoors or out. Whether you’re basking in the sun, floating in the pool, or cooking the perfect meal in your outdoor kitchen, your favorite music makes the experience more fun. How do you do it? Install quality outdoor speakers in your outdoor spaces.

Many options are available, from models suited for background music to audiophile models that bring sound quality and energy. You can install surface-mount speakers in the covered patio and outdoor kitchen, rock speakers around pools and water features, and buried subwoofers and satellite speakers in gardens and landscaped areas. With the expert design, placement, equipment selection, and installation from Sound + Image, your outdoor space can be wrapped in a high-quality sound that makes every outdoor experience enjoyable.

You don't need to stop at just audio. Outdoor TVs can help you stay outside longer in the fresh air, bringing your favorite sports, shows, and movies outdoors. Outdoor TVs are designed for the environment and can withstand heat, cold, rain, and even insects. With models available for shaded, partly shaded, and full sun placement, there's one for every situation. Large screens featuring 4K and HDR technology mean outdoor movie nights can be as enjoyable as those in your indoor media room.


Like music, lighting can also set the mood. Of course, it does much more, as lighting is both functional and aesthetic. Outdoor lighting can add beauty and flair to your outdoor spaces. Use pathway lights for safety and style, colored lights for fun in and around the pool, and uplights to highlight your trees. Use dimmable lighting in your patio area to set the right ambiance for al fresco dinners, conversation, or movie nights. And with a lighting control system, you can automate your outdoor lighting for one-button convenience or use schedules that turn lights on and off when you want.

Home Automation

The more outdoor features you have, the more things there are to manage. But with home automation, it's all simplified, and they all work together. Smart home automation can make controlling your outdoor AV a cinch with remote control, your smartphone, or a dedicated touchscreen. Moreover, you can integrate it with your other outdoor features. For example, one-touch can turn on your TV, route the sound through your patio speakers, dim the lights, and turn off a fountain for a relaxed movie or show on a cool evening. Go further with home automation outside with pool and sprinkler control, and have one easy interface to manage all your home functions and ensure that they’re all working together.

Want to learn more about designing the perfect outdoor living space in Richmond?  Give us a call at (804) 741-5816 or fill out our online form to get started today. We would love to help!

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