Moving forward with our great outdoor plan, it’s time to look at the entertainment options in your space. That means TVs and sound. Outdoor systems are fantastic now. You can have televisions that are moisture rated to be outdoors all year long! Adding this to your space expands your living room. I just worked with a client today who had a watch party for the elite eight basketball game, and everyone was outside enjoying the beautiful early spring evening. I have also seen a television hung on a tree with a rain cover when not in use. This was an innovative way to create outdoor living during COVID and contractors were nowhere to be found.
There are also outdoor TV cabinets, you can use. They allow the TV to come out of the chest when in use and simply slip back inside when not. I thought this was pretty inventive, especially in a small space.
Where there is a TV, there will also need to be sound. The options are endless! I founds some amazing options, but I would say to consult a professional to know what will work best for you.
Outdoor hubs with wireless speakers can create that surround sound option. If you love Sonos, there is an outdoor speaker to add to your system. I personally have a Google Dot. When friends gather , they all know how to ask for their favorite music. As I was working on this blog, I found a wireless landscape speaker, so now you can have music all around your yard!
And that leads us to landscaping and my favorite part of being outside, flowers! I just started to redo my outdoor space, and that had to start with my yard. I had so many dead grass spots, you would have thought I lived in the Serengeti. Now that I actually have grass, it’s time to add color. I recommend using a landscape architect to help you plan your yard and help you find amazing plants, flowers and trees. I had a landscape architect come to my yard and she created a beautiful plan. You can have it applied to your yard all in one season or work through it on your own.
Another great element to add to your yard could be rocks. They can be a border, or they can tuck in plants to soften the edge. They can even be in a group to make a statement. Rocks add a great element to a landscape for texture or color.
However you decide to create your outdoor living space, make it a great one that you and your family love!