How to Create a Multi-Purpose Outdoor Room
Get Inspired for Your Porch, Veranda, or Outdoor Living Room
With warm weather finally returning to New York and New Jersey, we’re already thinking about all the activities to do in the longer, brighter days. This is a popular time of year for home renovations, and if you’re thinking about updating or building an outdoor living space, make this your year!
An outdoor living area doesn’t have to be limited to Adirondack chairs around a campfire. You can construct a luxurious villa or bungalow to enjoy warm days and nights with many activities.
At Total Home Technologies, we design and install outdoor entertainment systems on porches, patios, verandas, and outdoor living rooms. Read on to get inspired for your Bergen County, NJ, home and see what you can include in your outdoor space.
Consider the Size & Location
If you’re building a new outdoor living area, first think about where it should go and how much space you have. Will there be room for a grill, plants, and perhaps an outdoor entertainment system with a weatherproof TV? As for location, will the patio be close to the house for quick trips to the kitchen or bathroom? All these things are good to consider before any construction begins.
Match the Style to Your House
Whether you’re imagining an English countryside garden or a Mediterranean villa, make sure your outdoor room matches the rest of your house. Use similar building materials and architectural features, but don’t be afraid to get creative. Will you include stone floors, a wooden ceiling, beams, or a glass wall? Curtains that open into the lawn? The possibilities are all yours!
Incorporate Motorized Shading
Many homeowners choose to include drapes or sheer screens in their outdoor room to block glare and pesky insects. Make the experience even more convenient with outdoor motorized shading. With one press of a button, you can open drapes to enjoy the view of the sunset or close the shades at night to keep out mosquitos and moths.
Automate Outdoor Lighting
Bring ambiance (and security) to your outdoor areas with a landscape lighting system. You’ll spend more time than ever outside when your lawn is beautifully illuminated after dark. Smart lighting can be synced to the same system as your motorized shades. And through the system, you’ll program lights to turn on and off automatically and even adjust their brightness and appearance right from your phone.
Spread the Network Outdoors
Want to take your laptop to the patio or cabana and work outside during the day? What better location for your home office than in the fresh air! But first, you’ll need to make sure Wi-Fi reaches your outdoor living space. We can install wireless access points that connect to your network, spreading the signal outdoors to where you need it.
Outdoor Audio & Video
After the workday’s done, it’s time for some fun! Take movie nights to the outdoor room with a fully weatherproof screen from SunBriteTV. Through rain and shine, your outdoor television can stay mounted outdoors. And with weatherproof speakers in the same system, you can soundtrack barbecues and nights on the patio with high-fidelity audio.
Are you ready to bring outdoor entertainment, networking, and automation to your Bergen County home? Total Home Technologies designs and installs complete outdoor systems that are durable, weatherproof, and easy to use.
Contact us here to learn more about the smart solutions and services we offer. We look forward to assisting you and your home!