Whether it’s star-lit dining al fresco, summer Saturdays splashing around the pool or cocktails by a crackling fire, making the most of your outdoor space has become more popular and more possible than ever before.
According to the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects, 98.3% of architects reported that their clients are requesting outdoor lighting systems and 97% said outdoor living spaces — kitchens and entertainment areas — are in high demand. Fire pits/fireplaces, grills and installed seating are also very popular.
And we’re seeing this trend in Westchester County as well. Our clients want to spend more time outside cooking, dining, entertaining and relaxing. They want their outdoor spaces to have a sophisticated ambiance that is simple to control. Fortunately, advances in home automation and outdoor technology have made it a breeze to expand interior spaces straight into the great outdoors.
The Ultimate Great Room
Yesterday’s squared off decks and slab patios have given way to spaces that feel and function like the rest of your home’s living spaces — rooms without walls. With a living room, dining room and kitchen, these outdoor great rooms feature lighting, audio and video on par with the home’s interiors.
Lighting for the entire outdoor space, including pools and spas, has become more sophisticated than ever before. LED lighting systems are fully customizable and offer a wide range of colors, mood lighting, lighting for drama, and more.
Selecting the right audio and video system is vital to creating the total outdoor habitat. A big screen, high definition, weatherproof television is a must. Wiring for high quality sound with multiple speakers, as well as Wi-Fi internet access are also indispensable for these living spaces.
Savant Systems + Soundworks = The Technology Solution for Your Outdoor Space
Savant Systems offers a complete suite of software and hardware solutions for lighting, audio and video control for your outdoor space. Savant merges all of this exciting smart home control functionality and places it at your fingertips through sleek and intuitive user interfaces that are already a part your everyday life: Apple’s® iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®.
Soundworks is an authorized partner of Savant. We have installed thousands of smart home solutions in Westchester County, Fairfield County and NYC. We’ll work with you on the planning and installation, and will provide customer support for your system (should that be necessary). It’s our goal to see that you get the right solution for years of satisfaction.
We design solutions that work acoustically, aesthetically, visually and financially. Our goal is to give you the freedom to control your world, and to turn your dream outdoor great room into a reality.