With the Big Game in our rear view mirror, now is the perfect time to plan for your perfect “Fan Cave” during the off-season. Unlike main level living spaces, a basement allows for further customization and personalization, considering it is well stowed away from the unexpected house-guest. Lower levels are perfect for fan caves, as there is a greater chance your wife will allow you to hang your lucky jersey on the wall. If your family room doubles as your game room and entertainment space, you have to layout and place decor accordingly. When your family room is solely used as a general congregation space, it opens up further customization within your lower level. There are many things to consider, but here are 6 must-haves for planning the perfect fan cave.
1. VERSATILE SEATING FOR ENTERTAINING
One of the most important elements to creating your dream fan cave is having of plenty seating for your guest. Game time can be lengthy so make sure you have plenty of options to keep them comfortable! Bar stools help increase the potential capacity of the space, and conveniently take up little space when not in use.
2. WET BAR
Another thing to consider while building your dream fan cave is adding a wet bar. Watching your favorite team can be quite the roller coaster, but grabbing beverages doesn’t have to be. By incorporating the wet bar into the fan cave it will help save trips away from the big game so you don’t miss a beat.
3. RECREATION SPACE
Not every game is a nail biter; sometimes when the game is less than engaging, its nice to have recreation space to entertain guests. Often the joy of watching a game with your friends is less about the game and more about making memories with your friends. This space will also come in handy when the game is over but are still looking to enjoying some time together.
4. AMPLE STORAGE SPACE
Storage is a must when building your dream fan cave. Creating storage helps to tidy up the visual clutter and helps keep your games orginazed. Too often a perfectly good space becomes cluttered with the overwhelming accumulation of memorabilia. It is important to consider this when creating your dream space, while also understanding there are many amazing ways to thoughtfully display your old lucky jersey.
5. BIG SCREEN TV
A large TV is a must in a fan cave, it helps to make sure you catch every moment of the big game. Having a large TV installed give you great sight lines throughout the space so you wont miss out while you’re grabbing a snack.
6. KICK-ASS SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
Finally, adding the perfect sound system will boost the experience of being at the game. Not only does this makes the game more exciting, but it can also make your space more versatile for movie and game night. Considering things like a sound system and storage solutions make the space more versatile and allows for optimal use outside the season.
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