Tips for setting up an Outdoor Entertainment Area this Summer

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There’s nothing better than outdoor entertaining in summer. The delicious smell of BBQ, the sound of splashing from the pool and beats from your favourite playlist setting the mood for your party. Don’t have an outdoor entertainment area set up? Don’t worry – here’s our top 5 products for setting up your backyard for fun summer BBQs, parties and general summer lazin’-about.

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1. Take the music outdoors with SONOS Move

The outdoor living must-have for 2020 is SONOS Move. This weather and drop resistant wireless speaker can be controlled by voice, the Sonos App or Bluetooth to give you ultimate control of your playlists and volume without getting up from your poolside lounge chair – or from tongs-duty at the BBQ. Packed with features that Sonos is renowned for, such as brilliant sound, deep bass and automatic Trueplay™ tuning, this durable, battery-powered smart speaker is perfect for indoor and outdoor summer entertaining.

2. Add night-time sparkle with Philips Hue Outdoor Strip Lighting

Light up your outdoor space with smart strip lighting from Philips. The Philips Hue Outdoor Strip Lighting (2m) sets the mood for your party with up to 16 million colour options to choose from, as well as classic warm and cool white light shades. Each 2 metre Light Strip is specially coated to evenly scatter coloured or white light emissions throughout the strip to give your outdoor entertaining area a lovely illuminated look, plus pair this light strip with the Hue Bridge (sold separately) to set timers, control it remotely, or create lighting effects using your compatible device via the Philips Hue app (download from your app-store).

3. Movies under the stars with Linsar

The Linsar 50" 4K UHD LED TV is feature packed at an incredible price. And when we say incredible price – we mean incredible price. This TV represents such good value that it could stay on a wheelie table in the garage and be rolled out just for movie-under-the-stars-nights, that are sure to keep your family and friends entertained for hours. Plus, turn the Linsar TV into a smart TV by connecting Google Chromecast (sold separately) for Android, or Apple TV (sold separately) for iOS to stream your subscription entertainment services straight to the TV screen from your compatible Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.

4. Sizzle up some summer treats on a Weber BBQ

An entertainer’s best friend - host the ultimate get together this summer with tasty treats courtesy of a Weber BBQ. Whether you choose a Weber Pulse or a Weber Q, you will enjoy the benefits of an electric BBQ that fits perfectly into your entertaining space - balconies and courtyards included! Enjoy the delicious taste of backyard barbecuing in an easy, convenient, and time-saving form. With its versatile ability to sear steaks, whilst also bake a cake, a Weber BBQ is just what you need to complete your outdoor living space.

5. Keep your friends close and your drinks closer with the Chiq Bar Fridge

Everyone knows that cold, refreshing drinks are the cherry on top of a perfect summer get together, so expand your fridge space and keep all your guests hydrated with the Chiq bar fridge. This bar fridge is the perfect size, providing you with extra space outside for when you have company. Its crisper drawers work to fulfil all your fresh garnish needs, so that your G&T will never be lime-less nor your mojito mint-less. Pair this fridge with a Westinghouse Flexstor Can Dispenser and Westinghouse Flexstor Bottlelock for the ultimate hosting setup and really maximise your cooling space.

Now that you’re inspired to create the perfect outdoor living space, come and explore our range of outdoor cooking and portable audio, so that you can become the host of the year.

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