This year, Superbowl LV will be held on Sunday, February 7th, 2021. For those unfamiliar with American football, the Superbowl is the biggest, single most important sporting event of the year. This year, 43-year old Tom Brady will try to reach the final game, for a record 10th time. Along with his team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 13 other teams will be vying for the Lombardi Trophy, a 3.2 kg football made of sterling silver.
For millions of American men, the Superbowl is synonymous with the ultimate sports viewing party. Friends, family, colleagues, relatives, and so on get together on Sunday afternoon to enjoy not only the game but also the famous Pepsi half-time show, a mini-concert for fans to see their favorite artists. Previous performers include Michael Jackson, Madonna, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, and Bruno Mars.
Whether you are a football fan or not, there are few things males like more than gathering with a bunch of guys to enjoy watching sports. After all, sports bring people together. They also inspire a wide variety of emotions, including utter joy, despair, sadness, triumph, and everything in between.
As we get closer to February 7th, let us look at a few great home improvement ideas for the perfect guys’ sports lounge.
A great guys’ sports lounge starts with a couch. But not just any couch will do. If you haven’t gone on a sofa purchase trip recently, then this is the right time to do it. Make sure it’s both comfortable and sturdy as you will be sitting on it one moment and jumping over it the next. If you can buy more than one, you should. The more people you can fit, the better the party will be.
Aside from a couch, the second essential is a TV. Once again, the bigger, the better. If you have a bit more money, invest in a surround sound system to make the viewing experience much more realistic and fun.
And don’t forget to bolt your TV to the wall. As mentioned before, sporting events bring out the rawness in people. You don’t want somebody to suddenly jump or do something crazy, and the TV to fall to the ground and shatter. Trust me. If this happens, absolutely nobody will accept the blame and offer to pay for it.
Finally, a third essential component of the perfect lounge is close access to a toilet. There will be lots of guys drinking lots of beer. The last thing you want is a group of inebriated men roaming all over the place. It’s an accident waiting to happen.
The Beauty of Design
No matter how much you want it, you will not be watching sports all day long every single day. Thus, your guys’ sports lounge should serve the dual purpose of watching sports and providing entertainment. You could hold a poker night party with friends from work or a birthday celebration. In these situations, you need more than a TV and a sofa.
You could look into getting a minibar, a pool table, a portable wine rack, or a travel humidor. Anything you can think of is fair game. Anything you can imagine that will bring you more fun, you should go for it. If you find that you don’t know where to begin, you could ask yourself the following questions:
- Aside from watching sports, what other activities will my guests and I do in the lounge?
- What kind of personality best defines me? I am social and outgoing or a bit introverted and minimalist?
- How often do I plan on inviting people to my house?
- How much space do I have available? Space permitting, you could also consider building an outdoor sports lounge in your garden or backyard.
These and other questions will help you decide on the best design based on your personality and needs.
The games might be over, and the people might have all left. Still, this doesn’t mean your lounge shouldn’t be used. One of the beauties of home improvement and interior decor is creating multi-functional spaces, spaces that can be one thing at one time and a different one at another.
Perhaps your sports lounge could also serve as a reading room or place of study. The right couch with the right movie can also be the perfect combination for a romantic date with that special someone.
Maybe you’re planning to watch the Superbowl this coming February, maybe not. Even so, working on improving your home by building a sports lounge is a great idea. Start with the essentials, and focus on design and multi-functionality.
Remember, the important thing is that you don’t limit yourself or your imagination. It’s your home, and you’re welcome to do whatever you like with it.