Keeping Summer Alive All Year Long
Just because summer officially ends next week, we don’t have to suddenly stop doing things we look forward to each June, July and August! We program ourselves to start dining, unwinding, and playing outside every Memorial Day, and then start packing our evenings back inside when Labor Day hits and that first day of fall arrives every September 21. Yet with today’s outdoor living systems, that routine can and should change.
Seriously, there is really nothing you do inside your home that you can’t do on the outside. It’s easy to find outdoor furniture cozier than your front room sofa, BBQ and cook top islands that rival any indoor cooking surface, and now audio and video systems to take your game outside! So instead of listening to your favorite playlists inside, or watching the news, or weekly episodes of Modern Family under the ceiling of your room, take a step on the “outside.”
Here’s some products to consider for outdoor living year round:
• Sound system: Outdoor sound speakers are available in a wide range of sizes and at various price points. They’re weather proof, can be disguised as rocks, and easily connect to your wireless MP3 players and radio receivers.
• TV options: Big screens, little screens, just about any screen can now be installed outdoors in a weather proof protective setting. Find an outdoor living design expert and ask about options for optimum viewing in your back yard. You’ll need to create the right setting to avoid sun glare and weather elements.
• Conversation Circles: For an old-fashioned night of entertainment that involves chatting with friends just about any patio can be transformed into a sitting area with built-in seating, nooks for cushions, and a fire pit to keep a spark to the conversation on all hours of the day and night.
To get some ideas for designs that fit your yard and budget, contact outdoor living experts in your neighborhood that are certified and come with high recommendations from past customers.