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Are you a huge football fan? Whether you play, have played, or just enjoy watching football, there’s no doubt that it’s a lot of fun to watch games with your friends and family in the basement, root on your favorite team, chat and play games, and of course, munch on tasty treats. If you want to create a dedicated space in your house to watch the big games, the basement is the perfect place to do just that.
A basement is a blank slate that is easy to turn into a family-friendly area to enjoy a game or your favorite movie/tv show. With that said, if watching football and other sporting events will be the main function of your basement, these tips will help you turn your basement into a football fan’s paradise.
How Can I Remodel My Basement for Football Watching?
Come Up With An Idea
First and foremost, you’re going to want to come up with an idea. What do you envision your finished basement looking like? How do you see you, your family, and your buddies watching games? For example, if you bought a flat-screen TV to watch games, you might consider a custom-built entertainment center to surround the TV. Picture how you foresee watching the game and then incorporate elements in your design that will allow you to bring the ideas that you’re envisioning to life.
Once you have a plan of action, you’ll want to prep the space. Basements can be fickle, as they’re the lowest point of a home and in direct contact with the earth. As such, basements are prone to flooding, tend to be damp, and also dark. To ensure that the space is as comfortable as possible, you’re going to want to prep it.
Prepping the basement for a remodeling project means making sure there aren’t any leaks and also taking proactive steps to prevent potential moisture problems in the future. You’ll also want to include ventilation, heating, and cooling. Of course, you’ll also need to install electricity, insulation, walls, ceilings, and flooring if your basement is unfinished. Once the space is prepped, you’ll be able to move forward with your plans.
Bring in Furnishings
After the space has been properly prepped, you can start to bring in furnishings. Of course, the focal point of your furnishings will be the TV, as that’s what you’re going to be watching games on. In the planning stages, you should have already chosen the ideal location to place your TV. If you haven’t considered it already, you might consider adding surround sound, too.
Once all of the electronics are set up, you can then start laying out the furniture that you’ll be using in the space. Our favorite ideas to incorporate include big, comfy couches and recliners, coffee and side tables, game tables, and a bar, complete with a kegerator and a beer fridge.
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Finish Up with Décor
Once you’ve furnished the space and you’re happy with the layout, you can then wrap things up with the décor. Bring in decorative items that show your fandom, such as posters or memorabilia of your favorite players and teams, pictures of stadiums, etc. When it comes to light fixtures and other design elements, it is important to add decor that speaks to your taste and style.
Summing It Up
Many diehard sports fans dream of creating a dedicated space to watch and cheer on their favorite team. If you’re lucky enough to have a basement, then, you have the perfect space to create a room dedicated to watching your favorite football team. Let your imagination run wild! The options are endless.
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