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Create an Unforgettable Thanksgiving Experience with Outdoor A/V

Celebrate together in the backyard this holiday season.

Create an Unforgettable Thanksgiving Experience with Outdoor A/V

As the holiday season approaches, we're all beginning to feel the full impact of the changes we've lived with during this chaotic year. Simple family traditions such as sharing a meal around a dining table have suddenly become complicated. It seems funny that this time last year we stressed over seating arrangements and who would cook what dish when this year we now have to contend with concerns over whether everyone will be able to safely attend without risking their health. Many families are even wondering if it's even advisable to celebrate at all, lest they put their family's health at risk. While there's nothing wrong with choosing to abstain from holiday festivities in order to preserve health, there are ways to celebrate while minimizing risk. One big way that you can work to reduce risk while still maintaining a semblance of normalcy is to choose to hold your holiday celebration outdoors. Outdoor TVs and other technology can empower you to create the same cozy, festive atmosphere outdoors that you're accustomed to having in your home. 

A New Normal for Holidays

Seura Outdoor TVs are designed to turn outdoor spaces into event-worthy areas that are sure to impress and bring comfort to your family. Although it's tempting to simply place an indoor TV outside in order to facilitate a last-minute tailgate, an indoor TV is simply not going to give the same performance. Indoor TVs aren't waterproof and will not function well in extreme temperatures. Additionally, the picture will usually suffer, as the screens of indoor TVs are calibrated to function indoors, so they aren't bright enough to be seen in sunlight. 

In contrast, Seura Outdoor TVs are specifically designed to function outside. They withstand moisture, as well as extreme temperatures and, are three times brighter than indoor TVs, so they're actually visible in full sunlight. If watching football is part of your Thanksgiving tradition and celebrating outdoors is one of the ways you've considered modifying your holiday this year, an outdoor TV would be an excellent investment. There's no comparison to the performance you'll receive from a Seura Outdoor TV.

Additionally, if TV isn't really part of your traditions, you can still upgrade your outdoor space into something magical by adding in outdoor lighting and audio systems. Outdoor lighting design can completely change the mood of your backyard or patio. While in the past we may have associated outdoor lights with dim, unreliable offerings, now we have available lights that can completely transform the way you use your space. Lutron Lighting Control can remember your favorite lights and sync them to your schedule, as well as offer energy-efficient options and adjustable dimmers.

Having an outdoor audio system professionally installed can offer the good vibes that you want to groove to when you bring your holiday celebration outdoors. While you could simply bring your phone outside to play music, the quality of the sound would simply not compare to the quality (or even the ease-of-use) of a professionally installed outdoor audio system. Everyone enjoys a crisp, clear sound that floats at an even tone throughout the yard, allowing easy conversations over the music. A perfect ambiance that transforms your outdoor space into something incredible.

Beyond the Holiday Season

This kind of technology also offers year-round benefits. Who doesn't want to enjoy their favorite entertainment while simultaneously enjoying everything nature has to give? The same technology that can help bring family and friends together during sports games can upgrade summer parties and create memorable birthdays. 

If you're ready to take the next step in making your backyard your other party room, contact our Houston team today!

Work on Your Classic Car in Style

Speakers and audio/video systems can help you create the ultimate man cave.

Work on Your Classic Car in Style

Everyone needs their own place where they can relax, let go, and just be. For those of us that are car lovers, particularly classic car lovers, that place is most likely the garage. Creating the perfect place to work on the car, listen to your favorite music, and not worry about anything but the classic beauty in front of you can go a long way toward allowing you to relax, have fun, and let go of the day-to-day items on your to-do list. 

One of the best ways to help foster the ideal ambiance and show off your classic car is to have an incredible audio/video system in your garage. The right A/V system will give you the right music and the right background to create the perfect man cave that will not only allow you to work on your car and have fun doing so, but also show it off to the ideal tunes when the opportunity arises.  

Sights and Sounds

Having the perfect audio/video system in your garage will not only make your garage a man cave, but it will also take it to next level man cave status. Creating the right sounds in your garage will allow you to create an atmosphere around your car, give it even more mystique than it already has just by being a classic, and of course give you some great music to keep you going as you work on your car. You can also listen to the game, of course. Having a TV or monitor hanging on the wall is another way to up the level of your man cave garage. There is nothing like having the game on, tweaking your classic car, and spending Sunday afternoon in your man cave to make a guy's day. 

Integration

Integration is a popular word these days with technology being integral to our lives. It's now more important than ever to have all of our technology connected and working in sync. Integrating your audio/video system in your garage is another way to make your man cave more enjoyable to use.  By integrating all of your technology, you can control everything from the audio to the visual to the cameras in your garage with one remote. This means your garage now not only has a hot classic car inside, it also has the most up-to-date technology available, making your garage your new favorite place to hang out in your house.

Finding the Right Technology

Finding the right technology to show off your classic car and your man cave can be overwhelming. There are many options to choose from, so knowing what you want and what would work best for your home can go a long way toward narrowing those options down.  However, that can be easier said than done if this is your first trip down this road. Echo Workshop can help with that. We have customer service representatives that know just what you need to do to create the perfect man cave for you and your classic car. We can help you choose just the right items, as well as help you set them up and integrate them. In no time at all, you will be showing off your gorgeous car in your ideal space.

There is nothing like stepping into your perfect space. The space that is all yours, all you, and you can relax in. Your garage can be that space for you. The addition of an A/V system can contribute to creating the ideal space in your garage to show off your beautiful classic car, as well as be your man cave and sanctuary from the world outside.  

A Customized Setup for Your Customized Workout

Audio/video for gyms and yoga rooms will make your home workout a blast.

A Customized Setup for Your Customized Workout

Picture this: your home gym's climate is turned up a notch, just how you like it. Your favorite motivational playlist begins to thump on your custom surround sound system and your personal training video is kicking off your workout with some squat jumps; you are about to have an incredible home workout and it all happened at the push of a button.

This National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, come along to see how our custom audio and visual set-ups can boost your workout, help you reach your goals, and enable you to do it all with ease.

MUSIC THAT MOVES YOU

We all know the feeling: it's been a long week and an even longer day. You're in the middle of a workout and you hit the wall. You're just not feeling the motivation. But then, your favorite song comes on and all that changes. According to a 2018 study, music can help increase strength endurance performance, so it's not just in your head that music helps motivate you to go the extra mile.  Here at Echo Workshop, we specialize in electronic room customization so you can be sure you have the audio equipment you need, exactly how you want it, so you're always motivated to go the extra mile.

TOUCH AND GO

Upgrade your custom fitness studio with Savant, the ultimate automated home smart system. Among many other features, Savant Music Playlists allow you to create the perfect playlist for all your workout moods: calming and relaxing playlists for yoga after a long week, high energy, and intense music for your strength training, and playlists for everything in between.  Savant allows you to access all your music subscription services in one convenient place and at the push of a button, you're off and running, literally!

CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP

Regardless of what fitness program you subscribe to, it's important to have that face-to-face interaction with your trainer. Having a customized video set-up in your home gym is a crucial way to make sure you receive the motivation and attention you need to help you reach your fitness goals. Have a favorite workout video? Great! Just pop on the video with our Savant system and you're ready to go. Is your personal trainer out of town? No problem! You can stream a training session right in your fitness room, and with customizable options such as hidden screens and speakers, you can create a multi-purpose room that is accessible at the touch of a button. 

GET YOUR TIME DOWN

With a busy and demanding schedule, finding the time to work out can be difficult, so when minutes count, Savant works in seconds. Our customizable automated system works in sync with your personally tailored fitness room so the space is always ready when you are. Climate control, lighting control, music, and more are preprogrammed and ready for action at the click of a button. With our customized set-ups, you won't waste a second of your day preparing your space; you've worked in the time, now you have the time to work out.

So what can our customized audio and visual set-ups do for you? The better question is what can't they do for you? From climate control, lighting, audio, and visual customization to security, mood-setting, and more, Echo Workshop has specialized in enhancing people's lives through electronic integration and customization since 1999, from the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area to New York City. Contact us today to find out how we can make the home fitness center of your dreams come true.

Business AV Trends to Watch for in 2019

It’s Time to Upgrade Your Audio Video Installation

Business AV Trends to Watch for in 2019

The New Year is just around the corner, and that means new leads, new opportunities, and new ways to help your Houston business grow. As a savvy business owner, you are always looking out for ideas that will increase your bottom line.

One of the easiest ways to help streamline operations, increase productivity and create a dynamic, stimulating environment in your workspace is with an audio video installation upgrade.

Sounds simple enough, right? But, advanced, 4K LED displays, predictive analytics, interactivity, and more are completely transforming the way your business operates.

To get a head start on the must-have AV upgrades coming your way next year, keep reading below.