HOW TO CREATE THE BEST OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT SPACE

Creating an outdoor entertainment space can be a fun and rewarding project. People don’t know how easy it is to turn their backyards into something special. They can install a television, put in a pool, or just set up some comfortable seating and have an oasis to enjoy. However, the process deserves a professional approach, and the following tips will help create the best outdoor entertainment space possible:

It is important to figure out what type of outdoor entertainment space you want to create. It’ll determine the budget, the space you have to work with, and the kind of furniture and accessories you need. Once you know what space to work with, you can start planning what kind of outdoor entertainment area you want to create.

SEATING AREA

No matter what size outdoor space you have, you should include a few critical elements in your design. First, you must create a comfortable seating area with various furniture pieces, such as chairs, benches, or chaises. You should ensure that your seating area has plenty of shade to stay cool on hot days.

POOL AREA

If you have enough space, adding a pool to your outdoor entertainment area is a great way to make it more enjoyable and inviting. Pools are a great way to cool off summer heat and entertain guests. If you don’t have the space for a full-sized pool, you can also consider adding a hot tub or spa.

FIRE PIT

Another great way to create an outdoor entertainment space is to add a fire pit. Fire pits are perfect for making s’mores, gathering around on cool evenings, or providing a focal point for your space. If you live in an area with fire restrictions, consider a propane fire pit instead. The beauty is that there are now so many different options available when it comes to fire pits. You can purchase a pre-fabricated unit, hire someone to build a custom fire pit, or even DIY your own. No matter which route you choose, be sure to follow all local fire codes and regulations.

INSTALL PROJECTORS

You can purchase outdoor projectors made specifically for entertaining. If you’re looking to save money, you can rent one for a party. Just be sure to have a smooth, level surface to project onto and plenty of extension cords. However, consider one with a high lumen rating and a short throw lens if you purchase an outdoor projector. 

It’ll ensure that your image is bright enough to see during the day and that you don’t have to place the projector too far away from the screen. If you go the projector route, you’ll also need to purchase a screen. Find one that will work well with your projector and space.

SET UP A TV

If you have an outdoor TV, set it up in a location visible from your seating area. If you don’t have an outdoor TV, invest in one. You can find weatherproof and waterproof TVs perfect for outdoor use. They are different from other TVs because they’re made to withstand direct sunlight and humidity.

You’ll need a weatherproof sound system to complete your outdoor entertainment setup. It’ll allow you to play music outdoors without worrying about the elements damaging your equipment. You can find weatherproof speakers for mounting on your deck or patio. Alternatively, you can get wireless weatherproof speakers to place around your outdoor space.

SET UP A STRONG INTERNET CONNECTION

You’ll need a strong and reliable internet connection if you’re planning on using your outdoor entertainment space to stream movies or host video calls. Therefore, use high-quality Ethernet cables to connect your router to your computer and ensure no trees or buildings are blocking the signal. For example, a cat6 outdoor cable supports over 550 MHz bandwidth and won’t degrade your internet connection. Besides, it can enhance the performance in 10GB Ethernet applications without any issue.

Creating the best outdoor entertainment space doesn’t have to be complicated. Following the tips above, you can create an enjoyable and relaxing space for maximum satisfaction. Work with an expert who will guide and connect you to a professional in every task if you can’t set up the entertainment space alone.

HANG STRING LIGHTS

String lights are necessary for any outdoor party. Not only do they add a touch of whimsy, but they also provide much-needed light once the sun goes down. Remember to hang them high enough so guests won’t accidentally pull them down. On the other hand, you don’t want your outdoor entertainment space to be so bright that it feels like you’re still inside. Use string lights to add ambient lighting to your space and create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Guest Contributor: Miranda Spears

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