If you don’t like going out because of the current situation, it is not late to do some changes in your backyard and have some backyard fun while watching your favorite movies or listening to your favorite songs in your backyard.
You can easily improve your home with an outdoor entertainment system. There is nothing better than spending some time outside your house and enjoying your favorite music and movies with your friends and family.
The next few paragraphs will give you some valuable tips on what you can do to create this outdoor entertainment system.
Position your outdoor speaker system well
In case you would like to listen to music through the entire backyard you would have to install more than one speaker. Some good landscape speakers, strategically positioned, will cover the most of your backyard, provide more volume and generally improve your listening experience because the sounds are directed towards the center of the backyard. You can be sure that these speakers will fill your outdoor space with amazing sound.
There are some high-quality brands in the industry which offer some excellent outdoor speakers. The best thing about these speakers is that you don’t have to worry about the weather. They are designed to deal with dirt and rain so you are safe from that side. If you are a bit worried whether the speakers will blend in the backyard design there are speaker systems with underground subwoofers specifically designed to fit in the environment. You can also pay attention to the so-called rock speakers which are specially designed to blend into the garden design.
Get an outdoor TV set
After reading this we have to say that it wouldn’t be wise to get your indoor TV outside. It simply won’t deal properly with the elements and the sunlight and the temperatures going up and down. You can easily get TV sets designed to be used outdoors and successfully deal with everything we have just mentioned. It would be best if you can install the new TV in the shades. In case this is a problem, make sure that the display can provide a clear picture when placed in direct sunlight. If it fits your budget, a 4k outdoor TV will provide an excellent picture.
Use an outdoor Access point to extend the Wi-Fi coverage
In most cases your current wireless router has a good signal just inside the house and it either doesn’t cover the backyard at all or the signal is very weak. Depending on the size of your backyard you can install a wireless AP (access point) and you can easily stream music and video without any problems.
Once again, if you are interested in this, make sure to get one intended for outdoor use. Such access points come with a quality casing which will protect the AP from various weather conditions.
Integrate your outdoor equipment to your smart home system
In case you are into smart home equipment, you can easily extend its use to the outdoor audio/video system. For example, tapping just one button on your smartphone app will send the music to your backyard, not just to the living room.
If you want to further extend your smart home and not limit it just to the outdoor audio*video system, you can easily add some smart lights, automated shades or even a smart hot tub.
Hire a professional to do the job
If you have read the tips given above and you think it’s just too much for you to handle, maybe it will be wise to hire a professional integrator. He or she will help you choose the right outdoor speakers, deal with the setup and installation, as well as integrating all the new equipment with your current smart home system.
As you can see creating the outdoor entertainment setup is not too difficult and you can easily get ready for the summer nights. However, it would be best not to rush with the purchase, so take your time and read through some reviews or speak with someone who is experienced in outdoor entertainment systems. You are practically making an investment for the years to come and therefore choose wisely.