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Incorporating technology into outdoor living spaces is growing in popularity. With new and innovative products, it's becoming easier to do so, too. If you are interested in bringing the convenience (and fun) of technology to the great outdoors, your journey will most likely start with audio and outdoor TVs. We asked Mike Rasque from Halsten Entertainment to share his expertise with us.
Your backyard oasis is a convenient and comfortable space to relax and unwind. And what better way to relax than with some music? Before diving into recommendations, the first step is to take a deep dive into your space. Consider the aesthetics, size, layout, and how you intend to use your outdoor speaker system. After the assessment, the following three options are typically recommended.
For the ultimate outdoor speaker experience, we recommend a custom landscape system. Landscape speakers are designed to be buried in the ground and blend into your landscape. The placement of your speakers will ensure sound is evenly distributed throughout your yard.
Now, this option usually takes about 1-2 days to install and requires digging, as we are running the wiring underground. So if you are considering a landscaping project that involves moving dirt, now would be the perfect time to start thinking about how technology will play into your design.
The next option might be installing a pair of traditional speakers. The good news is many stylish options are available, so they won’t clash with your outdoor aesthetic. These may be installed on the side of your home, on your screened-in porch, or even on a deck. Wherever they are installed, these speakers are weatherproof and built to withstand the elements.
Although this option may not have the same coverage that a landscaping system gives you, if placed correctly in relation to your outdoor space, this option is a sound solution for your space. Pun intended!
Lastly, portable speakers are a simple and affordable solution. They are small, compact speakers that are designed to be taken with you on the go.
So bring it along when gardening or hanging around the fire pit. See how you like it, and if, in the future, you want something more advanced, we can do that!
Sunbrite Outdoor TV collection offers a variety of TVs made to live outdoors.
Now that we've explored the options for audio, we're ready to talk outdoor TVs! An outdoor TV can help enhance your outdoor living space and even make it feel like an extension of your home. Before you buy, you should be aware of a few misconceptions about the difference between an outdoor TV and an indoor TV.
Our advice? Do your due diligence first. Once you’ve determined the location and size you want, make a note of the type of sunlight your outdoor TV will be exposed to.
Your outdoor set-up can be just as seamless of an experience as your indoor set-up. We install separate outdoor network access points and program all of your devices to be controlled from a single device. Overall, adding technology can be an excellent investment that will bring entertainment, convenience, and value to your outdoor living space!
Mike Rasque Design, Halsten Entertainment
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