It’s finally warming up and if you’re anything like me you are beyond ready. After being stuck inside the last several months, I can’t wait to spend some time outdoors with friends and family. If you’re also anything like me, you probably have a little work to do before you’re ready to host that first BBQ of the year. Aside from the usual post-hibernation yard duties, I’ll bet your outdoor living space could use some other upgrades. If you like to stay up-to-date with new technology, then you’ve probably noticed there are tons of great products for outdoor living. From landscape speakers to projection screens, there are plenty of options to create an outdoor space that will give your indoor living area a run for its money. Even if you just want a new portable music streaming device to put out on the deck, the options are truly endless.
If you love music, then why not bring high quality audio outdoors? There are several products on the market that will blow you away. If you want to go all out and install a year-round option, I would go for the Sonance Landscape Series speakers and subs. We’ve installed several of these systems and as far as sound goes, you really can’t get much better. Plus, they tie in beautifully to your already existing outdoor areas. Sonance lives by the mantra that speakers should be heard not seen. You can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll be able to hear these. Several different subwoofer options can be buried into the ground and the above-ground canopy can be easily camouflaged with plants or scrubs. Another great feature about this system is their ability to contain sound with directional speakers. This reduces sound spill and annoyed neighbors!
If you want a more versatile portable option, Sonos has a variety of wireless speakers that can go anywhere you do. For the biggest sound, try the Play:5 or Play:3. For a more compact option try the Play:1 or mix and match any of the three together for optimal performance. Not only do these wireless speakers pack a punch, they are also super versatile. When you’re ready to head inside for the night, these speakers can come on in with you.
Outdoor audio can transform your backyard into a musical oasis. Who wouldn’t want to kick back on the weekend and listen to their favorite albums in the comfort of the great outdoors? Plus, with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day on the horizon, a new outdoor audio system would be an amazing gift for the music lover in your family.
If you really want to jazz up your space, why not add a television under a covered patio or a projection screen by the pool? We've done several projects with outdoor TVs or projection screens and our clients couldn't be happier. It's like having a drive-in theater in your own backyard! The only problem is you may have a hard time getting your guests to ever leave.
If you're looking for an outdoor flat screen, a SunBrite or a Seura Storm TV will deliver high-quality picture and can survive the most undersirable weather conditions. Because the technology is still newer, the price tag can be steep, but their solid engineering will guarantee you'll be able to enjoy your outdoor TV for many years to come. If you don't want to splurge on a weatherproof TV, some covered patios will allow for a basic flat screen, but you're not guaranteed a lasting relationship with that option. Warm spring weather can also bring some nasty storms so install regular flat screen TVs at your own risk! If an outdoor TV sounds good, but you cant find one big enough for your space then there are tons of outdoor projection screen options as well. The great thing about projection screens is the ability to make them disappear when they aren't in use. When they are being used, I can promise you'll love it. How cool would it be to watch a new movie while you're floating under the stars in a pool. In fact, I think every pool needs a projection screen...
If you're been dreaming of an upgrade in your outdoor space since the deep freeze has finally begun to thaw, then let us come out and give you a free estimate. We love doing outdoor spaces and hope that we can give you the backyard you've always dreamed of.