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How to Transform Your Backyard into a Great Entertainment Spot

Updated: Jun 17, 2022

The summer months are here, and we all can’t wait to get into the activities and get-togethers.

Why spend money on event venues when there’s enough space in your backyard to host your fun summer activities.

Keep reading for some tips on how you can turn your backyard into a breathtaking entertainment venue.

Simple and beautiful planters....with built in speakers!

Planters are a great way to add color and beauty to your outdoor space. They can be used to accentuate your deck, patio or garden. Why not also have great sound coming from a planter with beautiful flowers in it? We can help make that dream a possibility!

You can find planters in a variety of materials including wood, plastic, ceramic or metal. Planters come in different sizes, shapes and colors. You can choose from a wide range of styles, designs and colors to find the right one for your home.

Automated Outdoor Lighting

With outdoor home automated lighting, you can create the perfect ambiance for any occasion. Whether you want to relax in your backyard with some soft light and soothing music, or throw a party with fun lights and upbeat music, outdoor home automated lighting can help you create the perfect atmosphere.

Not only does outdoor home automated lighting add to the ambiance of your backyard, but it can also be a great security measure. With outdoor home automated lighting, you can deter burglars and intruders by making it appear as though someone is home, even when you're not. Outdoor home automated lighting can also help you find your way around your backyard in the dark, so you don't have to stumble around in the dark looking for a light switch.

Outdoor Speakers

From traditional surface mounted outdoor speakers, to landscape style speakers, or our favorite Bollard style speakers - there are outdoor speakers that will fit your design preferences outside. Hard wiring speakers for entertainment is they way to go. Bluetooth speaker options seem simple, and yes, require zero installation, but the experience of using a Bluetooth speaker outside can leave a little to be desired. How about when you get a phone call, or text, or email. Those notifications can in some cases disrupt the music being played. Or how about if it’s your phone connected to the Bluetooth speaker and you go inside or walk further away from the speaker in the backyard and now the connection gets dropped.

With a hard wired solution for your backyard, you will not have to worry about any of those potential disruptions. Leave the Bluetooth speakers for a truly portable event like the beach, park, etc……

The ultimate in outdoor sound is having subwoofers. The outside environment does not have boundaries, like you do inside a home, bass is the hardest thing to produce outside. Leaving your standard outdoor speakers sounding a bit thin. Add a subwoofer and now you have rich full sound, like you would have inside, outside. Subwoofers can be buried in the ground and hidden among the landscape, or there are hardscape models, and they even make in wall outdoor rated subwoofer which we have installed not only in the wall but in the ceiling.

Add a fire pit or pizza oven

A summer night is best spent around a fire with friends and family. You could share stories or other fun activities around a fire. Another great social activity is making pizzas together in your own backyard.

The good thing about fire pits is that they can double as a grill or barbecue. This is excellent for a summer barbecue or marshmallow evening around the fire, and the fire pit will also come in handy on chilly nights.

Repaint the walls

Sometimes, just a little paint goes a long way. You can turn your backyard from drabby to inviting by repainting the walls.

Cover up the old stained walls with vibrant colors. Feel free to play with colors and textures to get your desired result.

Clean and beautiful walls will add to the appeal of your backyard event because nobody wants to host an event with dirty, chipped, or stained walls.

Make a shade

The great thing about the summer months is that there’s very little or no rain, but this means that it could be sweltering.

You don’t want to host a backyard event without a place for people to sit down and cool off.

An umbrella shade is simple and easy to install and will provide a good shade for your guests during your events.

Build a fence

Fences are excellent for privacy and some extra security.

If you’re going to have an outdoor event, then a fence would be nice to ensure your guests, especially kids, are safe and away from prying eyes in the neighborhood.

On the plus side, there are many types of beautiful fences to choose from that will make your backyard look amazing.

Outdoor TV's

No indoor TV can overpower the brightness of the sun. Outdoor TV’s are not only engineered to be outside in the elements 24/7/365, but that have enough horsepower to show you an image when the sun in out. Even if your TV is under a roof, when the sun in out a non outdoor TV will glare can be really bad. Think about the challenge of looking at your smart phone when you are outside! That is what an indoor TV looks like outside.

Outdoor WiFi

Outdoor WiFi..gotta have that, most people do not have strong wifi outside their home. This is important to control all the fun toys and music outside, but now if you work from home. Take that zoom call outside, or work from your pool deck, your backyard could be your office

Install smart home systems

What is better than having an outdoor movie night with your loved ones?

You could improve the appeal of your backyard by installing a projector or large screen and sound system in your backyard.

Little touches of smart home systems and technology will also make your backyard the best event venue.

Are you ready to turn your backyard into a great entertainment spot? Contact Smart Home and Hifi to set up smart entertainment systems for your outdoor space this summer.


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