Socializing outdoors is one of the best ways to have fun while staying safe, close to your loved ones, and of course, enjoying your home to the fullest. However, it can be difficult to know where to start renovations and what to do to maximize your outdoor space. Here are some outdoor entertainment ideas to help improve your space, enhance enjoyment, and keep you secure year-round.
Add Seating Areas
No outdoor entertainment area is complete without proper seating. It’s easy to set up a beautiful patio set of your favorite wicker chairs, tables, and side tables to help complement your outdoor space and keep your guests off their feet during those long get-togethers. You can also opt for benches, stone seating areas built into your yard, or picnic tables. However, it’s best to set up permanent seating instead of opting for cheaper folding and plastic chairs (come on, splurge for you and your guests)!
Install Safe Lighting
If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to add lighting to help your guests see where their footing is and to add ambiance and enhance the mood of your outdoor area. String lights are a great way to add a mellow, quiet mood to your entertainment area.
In addition to mood lighting, invest in other features such as walkway lighting and motion-triggered lights to help add security and safety. The last thing you want is for your guests to trip or be lost in the dark!
Create an Outdoor Theater
Outdoor theaters are all the rage and are so easy to install. Shop for your favorite 75″ TV and choose an area to mount it in your outdoor patio. Consider mounting it near a wall away from debris and foliage.
Once you’ve mounted your television, you’ll want to invest in an indoor/outdoor sound system that’s powerful enough to carry sound even outdoors. You can also use your sound system to hook up analog or Bluetooth speakers and add music to any outdoor party!
Have an Outdoor Kitchen and Bar
Of course, music and TV are only part of the fun. No outdoor entertainment area is complete without the addition of at least a mini bar to keep your drinks on hand. Consider investing in an outdoor mini fridge, wine cooling rack, and an area where you can safely store drink glasses and liquor.
If you have the budget for it, you can also upgrade your patio and add value to your home by adding an outdoor kitchen. An outdoor kitchen is great for barbecuing and to add luxury to your home.
Upgrade Security and Surveillance
With the addition of an outdoor television, sound systems, furniture, and more expensive items, it’s essential to keep your outdoor area protected with enhanced surveillance. You’ll want to invest in new security equipment such as a 24/7 outdoor security camera, motion sensor lights, and privacy screens. Shrubs are also a great way to add more privacy and protect your home from peering eyes.