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Benefits of an Outdoor Entertainment Space

The pandemic shifted many ways of life, including how people prioritize their lives. Finding a healthier work-life balance has become essential for many. Therefore, you may find yourself working fewer hours for your mental health or due to your job’s changing benefits. Make the most of your time off work by creating a livable outdoor entertainment space.

Alternative to a Home Addition

Outdoor entertainment spaces give you extra room to relax and a new living area in your home. You don’t need to spend the money for constructing an addition. However, when you choose to turn your backyard into an outdoor living area, you still have a new space for dining, entertaining, cooking, or relaxing.

Outdoor living spaces are useful all year long in the mild southern California climate. When you add an outdoor kitchen and dining space you can have a casual entertaining area or spot for family meals in the fresh air.

Upgrade Home’s Value

Replacing your plain patio or backyard with an entertainment area upgrades your home’s total value. Speakers integrated into the landscape and around your patio create a one-of-a-kind, built-in sound system that will become an asset when you need to sell your home. Therefore, you can get a higher selling price when you want to move out. And, you can enjoy a comfortable space outside for watching movies or listening to music in the meantime.

Provide Space for Friends and Family

Despite the monetary reasons for upgrading your backyard, many people choose to take on the work of adding an outdoor entertainment area for the perks that it gave to their personal lives. The top reason that many people choose to upgrade their outdoor spaces, reported by 80% of survey respondents, was creating a place for time with friends and family.

Start Your Planning to Add an Outdoor Entertainment Space to Your Home Today

You don’t need to wait until the summer to get started on your outdoor entertainment space. In fact, the first quarter of the year is an ideal time to start thinking about what you want to include in your outdoor living area and discussing your needs with an expert A/V installer. Contact us at Experience Audio Video Inc. to start your planning for the ultimate outdoor entertainment and living space for your home.







Outdoor Home Theater

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the outdoor living space your Southern California home provides. A Great way to do that is to have an outdoor home theater installed. 

Turn your outdoor living area into an open-air viewing space that is perfect for family gatherings, cozy entertainment options by the fire, and a great way to wind down a cook-out on a warm summer evening.

The team at Experience Audio Video in Orange, CA can help you create the perfect backyard home theater with all the latest outdoor entertainment technology available. With personalized displays, custom speakers, and all the technology needed for your outdoor entertainment system, you’ll be ready for sizzling summer nights of fun at the movies. 

What You Will Need for a Professional Outdoor Theater Installation

  • The Outdoor Display – Technology has come a long way and the new line of outdoor TVs is impressive. In addition to their massive size – some as big as 80 inches – they are also weather ready and can be left outside. Designed to withstand the elements these outdoor displays not only live well outdoors, but they also feature an amazing picture with clear views even in direct sunlight.
  • The Sound System - There are a variety of options for your home when it comes to outdoor speakers. Experience Audio Video can create a custom sound system to meet your needs. Install wall-mounted patio speakers that work flawlessly with your outdoor TV, enjoy the thrill of surround sound, add a weather-proof soundbar for the ultimate audio experience, and listen as the movie comes to life under the stars.
  • Get Connected – Due to the availability of streaming movie sources, you will need a reliable internet connection for your new outdoor home theater. This accessibility also makes your outdoor living area available for all of your favorite online activities outside in the sunshine! 

Plan Your Outdoor Movie Theater Installation Today 

From music and video to lighting, and even pool/spa control, the team at Experience Audio Video can create the perfect outdoor entertaining space for your home…that you can control with your iPad or phone! Contact us today to learn more!


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Outdoor Living in Your California Home With These Smart Home Solutions

Part of the reason we all love living in Southern California so much is because of the amazing weather. Due to the number of beautiful, sunny days in our area, the perfect home would include lots of opportunities for outdoor living, especially in the summer, so we can soak us the California rays and enjoy time outside at our homes.

Thankfully, major advances in audio/video technology and home automation not only allows us to be tech-savvy inside our homes, but also lets us upgrade our outdoor living areas to create some real summer fun!

Here are some ways to create the perfect summer outdoor living space in your Southern California home and inspire you to improve your outdoor living game!

Smart Home Solutions for Your Outdoor Living Space

  • Listen to your favorite music outside from speakers that look like part of your landscaping
  • Add pool and spa control to your home’s automated system and control from your tablet or phone
  • Set the mood with automated outdoor lighting solutions for the perfect ambiance
  • Enjoy a movie, the game, or your favorite TV series on your back yard patio TV or giant movie screen
  • Install security cameras to keep an eye on your pool or hot tub whole children are outside

…and so much more!

Gear Up for an Automated Summer with the Team at Experienced Audio Video in Orange County 

Let the team at Experienced Audio Video in Orange County create the perfect outdoor living space for your home this summer. Enjoy all of the modern conveniences with a wide range of technology solutions that allow you to utilize your outdoor area so that you can spend more time outside enjoying your new tech-savvy surroundings. Relax and let technology take your summer to the next level with Experienced Audio Video, Inc. 


Expand Your Home's Square Footage with Outdoor Living Space Entertainment Options

You live in southern California, so why aren't you using your outdoor space for entertainment more often? This area is one of the best in the country when it comes to weather. Because inclement weather occurs so rarely, you have more days each year to enjoy dining, swimming, talking, watching TV, or listening to music while in your backyard. If you didn't think an outdoor entertainment system was for you, see what we at Home Theater Installation of Orange County can do for you.

Transform Your Backyard into a Multimedia Entertainment Space

Even if you don't like outdoor activities like swimming or sunbathing, you can still enjoy your yard for barbecues, parties, drinking, and enjoying media. By integrating media into your outdoor space, you increase the living area of your home to include your patio or yard.

With today's media and control systems, you can have embedded speakers, customized lighting, and television screens on your outdoor patio. Your outdoor space can have the same vibe as the living area in your home. With a flat-screen TV and speakers surrounding the area, your outdoor patio becomes as enjoyable as your home's TV room.

If you have a pool or spa, we can also integrate lights into and around the water feature to increase nighttime safety and improve the appearance of the area.

Gain Control of Your Outdoor Entertainment System With an App

Adding to the enjoyment is the ability to control everything from your phone. By interacting with the control app on your phone, you can change the TV channel, brighten the lights, or increase the audio volume. Just as you can control sound and TV in your home through automation systems, you can remotely operate these outdoor features from your phone's app.

Let Us Give Help You With a Yard Makeover

Give your backyard a major upgrade by contacting us at Home Theater Installation of Orange County. We have installation experience and high-quality products to increase your home's living areas to your backyard. Call us anytime during business hours at 714-744-4455to get started.


’Tis the Season to Upgrade Your Outdoor Entertainment Space

As fall turns into winter, the world grows cool again and families retreat inside for the long, harsh winter months.

OK, not really: this is Southern California, so it’s more like “people break out the sweaters and hoodies.” But you get the idea. We’re heading into winter and the holiday season, and the weather isn’t quite as lovely as it is the rest of the year.

Why not put the dormant winter months to good use by refreshing your outdoor entertainment space? At Experience Audio Video, we say say “’tis the season” to get your outdoor entertainment space ready for another year or ten of beautiful sunny SoCal entertaining.

Winter Is the Perfect Time to Renovate Your Outdoor Space

We think winter is the perfect time to renovate your outdoor space. Consider this: you’re probably not entertaining outside as often in the winter months as you do throughout the rest of the year. Your space is mostly sitting vacant, gathering outdoor grime from the changing seasons.

And that’s what makes winter the perfect time to upgrade your outdoor space. You’re not using it, and it’s undergoing natural wear and tear anyway.

Waiting Until Spring or Summer Takes Your Space Offline

Consider that if you wait until spring or summer to plan your outdoor entertainment space renovation, you’ll end up taking the space offline right when you and your family need it most. It’ll be under construction during some of the most beautiful months of the year, and you’ll be stuck inside, watching the progress. We think it makes more sense to start a project like this in the cooler months, when you’re more likely to be inside anyways.

Ready to Upgrade?

If your outdoor entertainment space is starting to show its age, let us help you refresh it this winter. Contact us today for a free consultation.


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.



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.


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.