By Gene and Katie Hamilton
If you enjoy spending time on the deck or patio, consider bringing your favorite music outside with outdoor speakers. The units are designed and engineered to deliver seamless sound coverage around your outdoor living space by dispersing sound in a wide, 360-degree pattern. This is not a trivial investment, but if good music is an important part of your life, you'll enjoy them for years to come.
The speakers are designed for permanent outdoor installation to withstand the elements year-round. They can be placed on almost any surface, including wood, concrete and the ground. For the best results, choose a level surface to prevent vibration, and position the cord so it won't become a tripping hazard. If you're locating the speakers in the ground, don't bury them deeper than 1/2 inch deep or in an area where water pools or collects.
An installer will charge $525 to install a pair of Bose Free Space 51 Environmental Speakers on a deck or patio, which includes labor and material. But you can buy the speakers and speakers cord for $440 and install them yourself, saving 16 percent. To install the speakers, you'll need some wood screws, a Philips screwdriver and wire strippers.
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That sums it up. Knowing the average cost to install landscape speakers lets you compare doing it yourself with what you can expect to pay a contractor. To customize the cost to where you live add your ZIP Code in the cost box.
Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019
The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors'
experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content
Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.