Get Ready for the Madness with a Sports Viewing Room
SHARE Shocking upsets! Amazing buzzer beaters! Yes fans, it’s March – time to fill out your bracket and get ready for some serious basketball. When your favorite team hits the court, will you hit the sports bar or watch from home? You can enjoy the best of both with a sports room that will be […]
Shocking upsets! Amazing buzzer beaters! Yes fans, it’s March – time to fill out your bracket and get ready for some serious basketball. When your favorite team hits the court, will you hit the sports bar or watch from home? You can enjoy the best of both with a sports room that will be the envy of all your pals. Here are a few simple tips to get ready for the madness.
When it comes to screen size, it almost goes without saying that you have to think big. Make sure every play, every foul and every point is captured in big, bold, high-definition. That goes for the acoustics as well – bigger is no doubt better. With an excellent surround sound system, you can experience every swishhh as if you’re courtside.
Leather is probably your best bet for maximum relaxation. If you plan to spend a lot of time on that sofa (like maybe two weeks in March?), you need the perfect place to sink right down and settle in. Added bonus: The easily wipeable surface means you don’t have to worry about spills and stains when things get a little rowdy in overtime.
Having a fridge nearby – full size or mini – is always a good idea. It’ll spare you from too many trips to the kitchen, causing you to miss out on all the excitement. Installing an elevated bar area with stools behind the couch is another popular option. Not only will it keep your beverages and snacks close at hand, it also means everyone has an awesome seat – squarely in front of the screen.
If you’re ready to level up and recreate your favorite sports bar in your basement or garage, then having an actual bar is a necessity. This can be as simple or as extravagant as you want, from a $200 bar unit on Amazon to a custom DIY project and everything in between.
Although this feature has the final spot in this list of top tips, it’s still pretty crucial. You want the room to feel like a rec room. So gather all your sports memorabilia – framed jerseys, pennants, autographed balls, heck, even a bobblehead will do – to give it the right atmosphere.
Now all you need is food and friends. Let the madness begin!