7 Ideas for a Better Backyard

With mild winters and comfortable, breezy summer nights, we can embrace outdoor living year-round. Having a better backyard means so much more than having a BBQ and a couple of patio chairs – we are seeing an increase in full outdoor kitchens and living rooms. Our experts can help install outdoor lighting, electrical hook-ups, heating and cooling options, and so much more.

Check out our ideas for a better yard and how our electrical experts can help make it a reality.

#1: Outdoor Kitchen
Make al fresco easy with a full outdoor kitchen setup. The options are endless when you have access to multiple power r
– Keep your bevy’s chilled with an outdoor fridge

– Add a margarita machine for your next staycation
– Create a dedicated space for the grill master in your family


#2: Exterior Lighting
From elaborate string lights to exterior yard lighting – no job is too big or too small for our electrical experts. 

Enhance your home’s exterior for more curb appeal, or make it an important piece of your home security system. Our team has the experience and know-how to evaluate where and how to install a successful crime prevention lighting scheme while still maintaining your home’s aesthetics.


#3: Work from Home (WFH) Outdoor OasisWorkfromHome
Have you been cooped up inside all winter? More of us are working from home than ever before. Take advantage of the summer months by creating an outdoor office space. We can help install Wi-Fi boosters, electrical and USB receptacles.


#4: Outdoor EntertainmentOutdoorTV
Grab a cold beer and catch the game outside. This is becoming an increasing
trend as people shift their living space outdoors. It’s important to note that even if it is placed out of direct rain, a regular TV should never be used outdoors without a purpose-built enclosure. We are experienced in installing full outdoor entertainment systems, including TVs, speakers and projectors.


OutdoorFan#5: Heating and Cooling Systems
Stay comfortable year-round with cost-efficient heating and cooling options for your outdoor living space. We offer a wide selection of exterior fan options and patio heaters to suit your style and your budget.

Exterior fans can help keep you cooler by providing a constant circulation of air, creating a breezy and comfortable environment. We can’t forget to mention that the circular air is great for keeping pesky flying insects at bay.
Infrared radiant heaters allow the even distribution of heat without the loss of energy in windy or drafty conditions. It’s an excellent way to provide warmth to spaces like decks, patios and pergolas.


#6: Hot Tubs, Swim Spas and Pools
A soak in a hot tub or a swim in a pool could be just the thing to help you relax after a long day. However, before you can experience the true bliss and relaxation water offers, there’s a lot of prep work required to be done first. Our licensed electricians can take care of any service upgrades or wiring required when installing your new hot tub, pool or swim spa.


#7: Get Connected
ShedDo you have a shed, greenhouse or detached space needing power? Our electricians have the experience, skills and tools to make your ideas a reality. The task of running underground electricity requires extensive knowledge, and electrical work can be dangerous when it comes to DIY projects.




Take advantage of our mild weather and let our team at Kobalt Systems recreate the electrical comforts of your home’s interior to your living space outdoors.

Based in Victoria BC, Kobalt Systems is proud to be one of the leading experts in exterior electrical services on southern Vancouver Island.  Let our team of experienced and friendly professionals transform your outdoor living area in preparation for summer, and so that you can enjoy it year-round.