If you ever make the choice to remodel your home, it’s best to go all-out. This ensures you get the most out of your time and money – and that you won’t have to plan for a remodel again anytime soon.
As such, pay attention to every single detail.
From the paint colors and furniture pieces inside to the pool tiles and the sound system outside, all the choices you make will result in a big difference.
When it comes to picking out the perfect outdoor sound system, keep the following three options in mind.
1. Multiple Speakers versus One Central Speaker
Take a look around your outdoor area and consider how big it is.
Would you prefer to have one powerful speaker or to connect multiple speakers together in order to get the results you’re looking for?
Having one speaker may be beneficial for smaller outdoor areas. Many have a powerful range that will work well for family barbecues as well as casual evenings by the fireplace. Not to mention, one speaker is simple to work and maintain.
Sometimes, though, it’s better to get multiple speakers and connect them together. This gives you the option to play music throughout all the areas of your outdoor space at different levels.
2. Covered versus Exposed Speakers
As you’re thinking about how many speakers you want, consider where you’re going to place your outdoor sound system.
Will it be uncovered and exposed to natural conditions, like rain and wind? Or, do you plan to keep yours covered, like under a patio roof or under the eaves of the home’s main roof?
This is a major detail to consider.
The last thing you want to do is to plan for multiple exposed speakers, only to find you need to invest more than you thought to ensure they are weather-resistant or waterproof.
Still, you should think more in terms of the best possible outdoor sound system rather than the initial cost. Making the right choices now saves you from replacing speakers or upgrading the whole sound system later.
3. Disguised versus Undisguised Speakers
Whether you choose to cover your sound system or not, you also need to decide if you’d like them to be disguised or to stand out.
Many outdoor sound systems have the option for you to place speakers in hidden areas on the ground, or to use rock speakers. The latter option is a way of blending your sound system with the rest of the outdoor decor.
If you don’t mind your speakers not blending in, choose the undisguised approach. This helps your guests identify where the music is coming from if they want to be the DJ for the night, among other convenient benefits.
Create the Best Environment for Your Outdoor Sound System
At the end of the day, as important as the outdoor sound system is, it is only one part of your outdoor improvement project. There are still many other things to consider – including the way you want to design your pool, what outdoor furniture to get, and what kind of firepit to buy (or not).
Such a list of decisions can feel a little overwhelming at times.
Luckily, that is what professional home improvement teams are for. These people will help you keep your cool and consult you about the best options for your home.
When it comes to all the tech upgrades you need, we’re the team for the job.
Contact us today to see what Hive, LLC can do for you.