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Your Outdoor Electronics and How to Protect Them

Many people today are choosing to soak up all that mother nature has to offer by moving their inside living space, outdoors. From kitchens and game rooms to living rooms and hot tubs, backyards have now become an elegant extension of our indoor living space. With electronics playing such an important part in all of our lives, is it any wonder that homeowners fret about how to protect their outdoor electronics while enjoying their newly designed and built outdoor living space.

Electronics are surely a big part of our outdoor living these days and with that said, the need to protect valuable electronics is a must do. Looking back in time, outdoor living and electronics simply were not intended to be. But in this day and age, as we all know, that has desperately changed. Here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes we are fully aware of the increased interest in outdoor living spaces and understand the obvious need to incorporate electronics into that way of life.

It is mandatory to take precautions when mixing outdoor living and electronics together. Happily, the team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes has some helpful tips on how to protect your outdoor electronics. For starters the use of solar caps for your lights is a definite must do. Instead of running lots of wires and cords, take advantage of solar powered caps atop lighting that can be strategically placed all around your backyard and your outdoor living space. This is ideal for small to medium sized fixtures, but not easily done for larger fixtures. For your larger outdoor lighting fixtures such as those installed under a gazebo, be sure to make use of sturdy, appropriately sized outdoor covers.

Next, when it comes to your outdoor music entertainment you want to be sure to protect your costly audio system from the risk of outdoor elements. Designing and creating inset spaces to house your control center with element covers to protect your speakers is an ideal solution. There are many state of the art options available today that will provide both satisfactory sound and ample protection.

For those much-needed outdoor televisions that can be quite a hit to your pocketbook, you certainly want to be able to effectively protect your investment. When placing your television outdoors be sure to cover the screen immediately so as to keep it safe from damage. Choose a simple plastic cover of sorts that is both breathable and waterproof to give added protection to the screen and your television’s inner components. If you have a few extra bucks to spend, you can invest in an expensive scotch guard that you spray directly onto the screen for effective protection.

Finally, with all electronics come wires. Be sure to find a safe place to bury the wires, ensuring safety for both the wires themselves and your family.   Leaving the wires exposed is not only unattractive and takes away from the elegant look of your outdoor living space, but is also very dangerous.

We live in an entirely different world now so don’t let yourself and your family be stuck indoors because of your need for technology. Instead, why not take your indoor life outdoors, and enjoy some basic back to nature. You can certainly enjoy a good many modern comforts when you take appropriate steps to protect your outdoor electronics.

If you have decided it’s time to take the next step and make these outdoor updates, then surely you have come to the right place. The friendly, professional team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes stands ready to serve you. There is no project too big or too small for our team. Simply give a shout out to our staff today and schedule your free consultation. We look forward to serving you and to turning your outdoor living space into a perfect technological paradise. Don’t delay. Summer is here and all those family picnics, parties and gatherings are right around the corner!! Together, let’s turn all those hardscape dreams of yours into true realities by taking your outdoor living space to the next elegant level of living!!

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