Add an Outdoor Entertainment System to Your New York Property
Transform Your Next Gathering with these Four Recommendations
While the weather in New York City is still brisk this time of year, many of us are looking forward to Memorial Day weekend which marks the official start of beach season and summer time gatherings. While we’re admittedly not expert event planners, we do know what makes for a particularly memorable party: great food and drink, amazing company, and remarkable entertainment. Whether you plan to stay in the city or head out to the Hamptons, we have a few suggestions to make your next outdoor get-together one-of-a-kind.
Add a view to any outdoor space
More than likely you already have a breathtaking view of either the splendid city skyline or the expansive Atlantic Ocean. But what if you could take your viewing habits outside? Escape the indoors and transform your outdoor space into an extraordinary entertainment area. Step one: add a sleek, ultra-high definition television, one designed to withstand the Northeast elements. To be clear, we aren’t talking about adding just any TV. We recommend selecting an outdoor television. One that features weatherproofing, adaptive picture technology to ensure the best viewing experience regardless of the lighting conditions, and elegant design to complement your space. Additionally, you’ll want to use weatherproof outdoor TV mounts that offer structural integrity even in windy conditions.
Hear the sound of music
If step one of your outdoor transformation is the viewing experience, then the addition of high-performance speakers is step two. We recommend investing in all-weather components that not only produce superior sound but also look aesthetically pleasing regardless of the exterior environment. The key to this step is speaker placement that provides even volume coverage throughout the space, whether you’re ocean side or high above the street in Manhattan.
When you partner with an AV professional, the result is a perfect blanket of sound that is contained to the listening area so as not to disturb the neighbors. Your rooftop garden is enveloped in music as you enjoy a glass of wine or fine scotch. Speaking of gardens, you need not be concerned about the technology spoiling the look of your landscaping; we suggest installing speakers that are easily hidden amongst plants and foliage. Other components, like subwoofers, can be partially buried below ground, built into planter boxes, or hidden under outdoor furniture.
See the landscape in a whole new light
To create those memorable summer parties, the third step involves the right lighting for both function and ambiance. Think safety: illuminate pathways for easy, safe navigation. Think beauty: highlight architectural features or landscape to evoke an emotional response. Think functionality: provide adequate lighting for specific activities like grilling out. Whether you require lighting for tasks like evening gardening or want to bathe your back patio in a mood-setting glow, you’ll need specific fixtures strategically placed around your property or rooftop garden. By doing so, you not only create more inviting outdoor spaces, but you also add to the enjoyment of your property.
Get control in the palm of your hand
No outdoor entertainment system is complete without an easy, intuitive way to control it. With smart automation, homeowners can effortlessly control outdoor TVs, speakers, and lights using a mobile device or a single remote. Additionally, we’ll help you create ‘scenes’ that transform the space with the press of a button. A ‘Party scene’ turns on your favorite dance playlists, adjusts the lights to help set the mood, and lowers the volume on the television.
Interested in hosting more memorable summer gatherings? Contact Audio Command Systems for a free consultation or visit our Hamptons Design Center to see how we can help.