How To Plan An Outdoor Audio Visual System For Your California Home

As a California homeowner, you’re missing out on one of the most significant benefits the state offers: the ability to enjoy the outdoors.

Whether you have a large backyard in Orange County or a smaller patio space, you can design an outdoor audio-visual system that helps make your time spent outside more enjoyable. You’ll have more opportunities to entertain, and a comfortable place to spend your time off.

There are some essential elements you should install in your outdoor space to increase your enjoyment levels and your comfort. And with modern technology, using these systems is easier than ever.

Stop staying indoors on those lovely days, and start using your exterior space to increase your household’s quality of life.

  1. Get the right speakers

Perhaps one of the most essential parts of your outdoor entertainment space is the speakers. Whether you’re hanging out in the pool or having a drink, you want to hear your music loud and clear — without disturbing your neighbors too much. These days you can find speakers disguised as landscaping features, hidden in walls or ceilings, and even in-ground around your yard.

  1. Get a TV

Nowadays you can find TVs designed for the outdoors, which means everyone can enjoy the big game without going inside. Install TVs under covered patios or other areas where you can control the sunlight and glare, but you don’t need to worry about moisture when you purchase an outdoor screen. TVs should be large enough that people can see without needing to be up close, and you can even connect your TV to your outdoor speakers for an immersive environment.

  1. Get a variety of lights

With automated lighting connected to a smart system, you can raise and lower lights whenever you need to. In your outdoor space, consider having several different types of lighting for different areas of your yard. Pathways can be lined with lights to help people see where they’re walking, and colored lighting can be a fun effect for parties and entertainment.

 

 

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Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Is Your Outdoor Space Optimized For Music?

When you truly want a high-quality, all-encompassing entertainment system, you have to consider what you will do with your outdoor space. And for Orange County backyards, you need to have a music system if you want friends and family to enjoy the area year-round.

But playing music outdoors has a host of challenges you won’t find indoors. With no ceilings or walls, it is the installation of your speakers that will have the most impact on how good your sound quality is.

If you want to optimize your outdoor space for music, these tips will help you get started.

  1. Install hidden speakers in plants and foliage

One of the best ways to overcome sound issues outdoors is to have speakers placed around your backyard so that no matter where people are standing, there is a source of sound nearby. An experienced audio-video installation team will help you identify areas where plants and other backyard elements can disguise speakers for a more cohesive look.

  1. Place speakers in covered areas

Do you most often hang out under a covering outside of your living room or another patio space? Be sure to have speakers installed so that you can listen to music as loudly or quietly as you want. Covered areas will also be your best area for storing remotes or other related needs.

  1. Don’t torture your neighbors

If your speakers are facing towards the fence that separates you and your neighbor, they won’t be as excited as you are for your music. Make sure that none of your audio output devices are too close to or pointed at neighboring property lines.

  1. Make your music moveable

When you’re ready to move inside or outside, you might not want to have to restart that last song you were listening to. Instead, with a multiroom music system at your California home, you’ll be able to take your music indoors and out by only pressing a button.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Beef Up Your Backyard Bar With An Outdoor Entertainment System

Your Southern California backyard space deserves to be enjoyed – are you doing enough to make it usable and fun?

With a backyard bar area, you’re practically giving friends and family reasons to come over and hang out. Not to mention, you have a usable space to dine in the outdoors or just enjoy the breeze.

But a backyard bar area isn’t complete without the right outdoor entertainment system. After all, you’re designing a space that you want to use, so make sure it has all the right equipment. Finish off your backyard bar the right way by making sure it has these three components of a top-class outdoor entertainment system.

1. A TV

Whether you’re a sports fan or you simply have your favorite TV shows, including a video display as part of your backyard bar means you won’t have to choose between watching TV or enjoying the weather. You can integrate your TV into a cabinet so that it can be hidden when not in use, or keep it out and embrace the sports bar feel.

2. An Outdoor Sound System

What good is a bar without music? A multiroom music system can be connected to play music indoors and out, and you can choose to place speakers around the backyard to create a real surround sound.

3. The Right Lighting

Finally, if you want your backyard bar to be enjoyed, you have to make sure you have the right lighting. If the space is too dark, it becomes unusable, but too bright and it might be obtrusive to guests and your neighbors. An outdoor lighting system that can be controlled remotely means the ability to dim or raise lights throughout your backyard in a snap, without even needing to be outside.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.


4 Outdoor Entertainment Setups The Whole Family Will Enjoy

Who doesn’t love getting the whole family together to watch the latest blockbuster or your favorite sitcom? But it can be hard to spend time indoors when the weather is so pleasant outside.

Nowadays, you don’t have to sacrifice cool fall nights or warm summer days, and instead, can set up your own outdoor entertainment system. Be ready to entertain friends and family in your backyard at the drop of a hat with these four outdoor entertainment ideas.

  1. The Comfortable Lounge

Keep things casual with a comfortable – and colorful – lounge space in your backyard. For a more rustic feel, create an outdoor deck with different finishes of wood, and cap things off with a flat-screen TV, plenty of benches and stools for seating, and some simple string lights to up the ambiance.

  1. The Outdoor Theater

With a large projection screen, you can make any movie or TV show come to life in your outdoor theater. You can choose permanent seating or options that can quickly be moved around to different outdoor spaces to allow for a bigger crowd when you have one. Get really authentic and find a popcorn maker so you can serve fresh-popped treats to guests.

  1. The Convertible Space

In some climates, it’s nice to be outdoors nearly year-round, but that doesn’t mean that you always want to be exposed to the elements. Take advantage of patio space right off of your house with a nice-size flatscreen TV, some couches and tables, and outdoor curtains that can be pulled shut to create a real indoor/outdoor entertainment space.

  1. The Pool Party

Have a great pool? Consider placing a large TV or projection screen nearby so that guests can watch while staying cool in the water. Try wiring your backyard area with a sound system so that people can hear no matter where they are.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.