Tips for designing your outdoor entertainment systems

Posted October 22, 2020 in Blog, General, Landscape Design, Videos

Outdoor entertainment systems are popular, practical, and can add a ton of value to your backyard. But, if your WiFi isn’t strong or reliable enough to support your networking needs outside the confines of your home you might find it difficult to stream your favorite music through your outdoor sound system, enjoy the big game on your outdoor television, or work on your laptop from the comfort of your patio.

This is why it is important to properly plan your outdoor television, sound systems, and WiFi connections. Here are a few of our favorite design tips to help plan your outdoor entertainment systems:

  • Select the right television for your outdoor living space

Don’t make the mistake of exposing an indoor television to the outside environment. This will likely void the warranty and cause you to waste time and money.

Outdoor televisions are designed to tolerate all kinds of weather and elements like wind, bugs, and humidity. The display settings on outdoor televisions vary greatly depending on the location selected. Televisions installed with full sun exposure offer different brightness values than televisions installed in full shade conditions like under a patio or deck roof. Your MasterPLAN designer will help you select an outdoor television that is the perfect size for your new deck and patio and make sure you are able to hide all the wiring for a simple and timeless look.

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  • Know where to place your outdoor speakers

Outdoor music can set the mood for everything from pool parties, to dinner parties, or a relaxing evening in nature. But to make sure your outdoor speakers add the most value to your home, you will need to make sure your outdoor speakers are properly placed to optimize sound.

Outdoor speakers are typically designed to handle harsh outdoor elements such as wind, dust, rain, and heat. However, they still need protection and proper usage to last many years. When placing your outdoor speakers, your MasterPLAN designer will make sure they are designed to point towards a central point for optimal sound and protection.

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  • Design a robust Wifi system for your outdoor living space

Imagine having full WiFi access to stream your music or your favorite show from your garden. How amazing would it be working from your laptop on your patio as you enjoy the beautiful views of your backyard? But if your WiFi just isn’t strong or reliable enough to support your networking needs outside the confines of your home, your plans might be interrupted by a spotty outdoor WiFI connection.

At MasterPLAN, our designers go above and beyond when designing your outdoor entertainment systems. We help you make sure your outdoor entertainment system is properly equipped with a robust Wifi system to ensure you can always access your outdoor amenities.

Planning your outdoor living space in the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Main Line Philadelphia or western New Jersey should be a very exciting experience. But, we get that it is a significant investment, and you might feel overwhelmed when selecting an entertainment system that will help you maximize the use of your space. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners– just like you- to envision more than just an awesome backyard. We helped them design and build an outdoor living space complete with outdoor entertainment systems that maximize the value and use of their space! This helped these homeowners fall in love with their home all over again and made their backyard a magnet to life’s most important moments!

Here’s how to start your backyard transformation:

Call – Schedule a design meeting

Collaborate – We will collaborate to design your perfect backyard and then MasterPLAN will do all the heavy lifting to complete your build

Construction– Once you approve your design, construction will commence

Celebrate- Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that will come from it!

With these four easy steps, you will transform your backyard into an outdoor living space that maximizes your property value, allows you to experience an uncommon pride in homeownership, and makes your backyard a magnet to life’s important moments!


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