Outdoor Entertainment Ideas
Updated: Oct 25
Check out these cool ideas for outdoor entertaining in your New Jersey backyard.
A Quick Guide to the Best Outdoor Audio and Video
Summer is in full swing, but for many homeowners throughout the Morris and Somerset County, NJ area, their outdoor areas have been underutilized during these warm and pleasant months. Without anything to draw you outside, it’s easy to just stick with your indoor spaces. However, with the right outdoor entertainment system, you’ll be hard pressed to come back inside. When choosing outdoor audio and video, there are many factors at play. Your outdoor audio video installer can handle the technical aspects, such as designing the system with the best acoustics, lighting, and visuals, but on your end, there are two decisions that need to be made based on your lifestyle and personality:
How You Will Use the Space? The beauty of outdoor entertainment is that it’s so versatile. You can customize the system with the features that you will use most. For example, if you entertain frequently, you might consider an outdoor theater that offers a large screen, perfect for accommodating a crowd. If your personality lends itself to simply relaxing alone by the pool, it makes sense to add a more subtle outdoor television right within your line of sight. Of course, who says you have to choose just one? We design all of our entertainment systems to work seamlessly together, so the speakers for your theater or TV setup can also be used for background music throughout the backyard or patio. From your smartphone, tablet, or remote, you can easily select the media you want to use in any given area.
The Kind of Aesthetic You Want? Just like with your home’s interior design, it’s important to choose equipment that fits seamlessly with your décor style. Fortunately, there are many high-quality outdoor audio and video manufacturers, each with their own distinct look. For some homeowners, the goal is to have a clean, seamless look. After all, when you’re entertaining friends and family, the focus shouldn’t be on the bulky equipment, but rather the gorgeous landscaping and décor. In that case, a sleek outdoor television from Séura is a good option. We could also design a TV or projector that is completely hidden from sight until you’re ready to enjoy the latest film or show.While aesthetics are important, you also don’t want to compromise on sound quality. That’s why a speaker brand like NEAR is a good choice. Their in-ground series of speakers are designed to subtly blend into their surround environments, partially buried in the ground. You won’t notice the speakers, but you will notice the high-performance audio. On the other hand, visible doesn’t always equate to ugly. Architettura Sonora speakers, for example, are works of art. These speakers deserve to be the focal point of the outdoor space, not hidden away out of sight. The speakers come in a variety of shapes and finishes to fit perfectly with your design style. You get high-end performance audio and the addition of an artistic focal point.
How to Get Started If you want an outdoor entertainment system that doesn’t compromise on sound or quality, then call us at (908) 953-0555 or fill out this short questionnaire. We’re happy to answer any questions about audio, video, or automation technology you might have. Want to learn more about outdoor audio?
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Bravo AV is proud to be an HTA (Home Technology Association) Certified Installation Firm and professional A/V experts. Tom Curnin, the owner of Bravo AV, is a CEDIA Professional Designer, a certified THX Level 1 home theater professional and a member of the Home Acoustic Alliance trained to Level II. You can contact Tom directly at (908) 953-0555 or through email at Tom@BravoAV.com.