What Homeowners Want for Their Outdoor Entertainment

Know What Technologies to Bring to Your Next Project

If you’re an architect or builder, you might be used to designing and planning indoor entertainment spaces. Taking hidden AV technologies and large systems into account for your project plans is crucial. But what about for the outdoors? When there aren’t many walls or areas to bring smart tech to, what does a typical setup look like?

In this blog, we’ll go through what an outdoor entertainment system entails, and what technologies Rehoboth Beach, DE, homeowners are looking for in their living spaces. That way, you can rest assured you’ll be building homes and layouts with these smart solutions in mind, and based around them as the centerpiece.

Want to find out more? Just keep reading on below.


4K TVs for Any Occasion

Having a TV outside can seem problematic for a number of reasons – the weather, the elements, and other damage that can affect it. Plus, the sun’s glare already makes watching media indoors complicated without motorized shades – so how can the outdoors help at all?

It turns out that there are plenty of outdoor 4K resolution HD TV screens that can withstand all types of weather conditions. And as TVs are usually a homeowner’s first choice for outdoor entertainment, it’s best to accommodate your design plans with one in mind.

As the center of an entertainment system, an outdoor-friendly TV will deliver a bright and vivid image even in the direct sunlight. Special anti-glare screens won’t let the sunshine ruin a scene or have homeowners or guest straining to see. Now they can enjoy the fresh air and radiant sunlight without worrying that a movie or show will be interrupted.

Bringing a TV outside opens up so many opportunities. Imagine a movie night under the stars, or a tailgate for the big game. The weatherproof screens can withstand the harshest of rains and storms, and can also take splashes from the pool.

So, while homeowners fire up the grill and cheer on their favorite team, kids can get as rowdy as they want in the pool: No one has to worry about separating technology from the outdoor components.

High-End Speaker System

Another factor to an outdoor entertainment system is the sound. It’s fundamental to have high-fidelity audio accompany the TV screen and media, as well as for other uses.

Homeowners can listen to an audiobook or podcast out on the patio, or dance along to their favorite party playlist when they have their friends over.

Strategically-placed speakers all around the backyard can create the perfect surround sound setup. So wherever anyone is standing in the yard, he or she will still hear the tunes or media with the same level of quality.

As they’re all over the yard, it’s best to take their vast coverage into consideration when designing a backyard layout – because to achieve that surround sound, speakers need to sneak into a variety of corners and hidden areas.

The speakers and audio equipment will also be weather resistant and can take any type of water hitting them; just like the TV screens, they will be easy to control from any smart device.

Want to learn more about outdoor entertainment and what your homeowners will be looking for when you create a design plan for them? Feel free to give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team. We’d love to hear from you and help with any or your smart home automation needs.

Building a Whole Home Audio System? Explore the Possibilities Here.

A whole home audio system has endless, beneficial features. You can simply press a button, and your favorite artist’s latest album can play in your bedroom, then your kitchen – and anywhere else you want in your Lewes, DE, living space. It’s that easy.

But did you know that your system not only plays music anywhere with ease but is also completely customizable? You get to decide how you hear your audio, and through which platforms.

Want to learn about the various speakers and streaming solutions available to you when you choose a multi-room audio solution? Just keep on reading below to find out more about all the possibilities.


Two-Channel Stereo Speakers

When you bring stereo speakers to your whole home audio system, you’ll get an unparalleled music experience, every time. Music is recorded in two channels; by having two speakers to deliver your music in a stereo setup, you can enjoy an accurate reproduction of the track.

While two-channel setups are common in listening rooms and dedicated media room setups, you also can add them to your whole-home audio setup, as well. How? Power your traditional two-channel speaker setup through an amplifier that also can connect to your multi-room audio setup.

Bookshelf Speakers

Perhaps you don’t have the space for floorstanding stereo speakers and instead would prefer a compact speaker that you can place in your home office or bedroom, for example. Bookshelf speakers can blend in nicely with your décor by sitting on furniture or shelves; making them an easy, versatile addition to any whole-home audio system.

Hidden Speakers in the Ceiling and Walls

What about those in-between spaces in your house? The foyer, hallways, and corners? Or those rooms that are quite small, such as the laundry room or bathrooms? These spaces don’t exactly allow room for any standing or bookshelf speakers.

But your customizable whole home audio system can still deliver music to any area of your property with hidden speakers. In-wall and in-ceiling speakers are nearly invisible, besides a small panel that can blend in with your walls’ existing paint color. Have these speakers installed anywhere in your home, and you can listen to your music as you go about your day.

Play your favorite vinyl records, or turn on a playlist on streaming services such as Spotify or Pandora. It’s as simple as pressing a button to utilize your hidden speakers for these purposes. Let’s face it: There’s something really cool about hearing sound without seeing its source, even when you witnessed the installation.

Within seconds, you can select which rooms play music and choose which speakers are set to play it. You can even have various audio streams playing at the same time throughout your whole home. Break up your daily routine with these new ways of listening to your favorite tunes!

Want to learn more about customizing your whole home audio system and the different ways you can listen to your music? Give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team. We’d love to hear from you!