Once you have the inside of your home set up exactly the way you want it, it’s natural to turn your attention to the next frontier that needs conquering: the great outdoors. If you live in an area with particularly nice weather, creating an outdoor living space is the perfect way to enjoy all of the entertainment you need AND experience what Mother Nature has to offer at the same time. It is, however, a process that requires you to keep a few very important things in mind for the best possible results.
Create a Great Outdoor Living Space
Perhaps the most important thing for you to keep in mind is that there’s a big difference between a regular TV and an outdoor television. The same goes for outdoor speakers and outdoor sound. You can’t just move a television set from your bedroom to your outdoor living space and expect it to last for very long. Why not? That television literally wasn’t built for that environment and will not withstand extreme temperatures or the elements. Only outdoor tv models from certain manufacturers like SunBrite, Coastal Source, The DaVinci Group, and others are designed as weatherproof electronics equipment. This means they’re able to be outside and can also be placed on your patio, next to your pool, or in any other space you’d like to put them.
Consider Seating in Your Outdoor Design
When it comes to the actual design of your outdoor space, things aren’t too dissimilar to the steps you would take when putting together a home theater on the inside of your home. Your furniture placement will contribute to the overall experience you’re creating, just as much as that giant outdoor TV. Be sure to give all elements equal consideration. If you’re working to create an outdoor patio space where you and your family will gather to watch films and television shows outside on a nice night, you’ll want to make sure that seating is arranged in a way that gives everyone an ideal view of the screen. In order for the electronics equipment to supplement the way you already use your yard (and that you might not be paying 100% attention to the screen), you can go with a bit more of an open design.
Including Multiple Zones and Areas of Your Outdoor Space
Likewise, you’ll want to consider bringing everything together with a home theater receiver that includes multi-zone support for wireless speakers and other equipment. That way, you can start listening to music in one zone (like your living room) and effortlessly continue your high sound quality outside without turning off one set of equipment and turning on another. You could even have the same song play all throughout your house. If you buy a receiver from a manufacturer like Denon, it will even likely be compatible with all of the latest smart home platforms like Apple’s HomeKit, too. That way, you can say “Hey Siri, play the Rolling Stones outside” and let your equipment take care of the rest!
Getting the Most out of Your Outdoor Living Room
If you’d like to find out more information about how to get the most bang for your buck with your outdoor living room, or if you’d just like to discuss all of your Tucson electronics needs with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact Cathey’s Audio Visual Entertainment today.