Sep 11, 2018 Custom Home Design

Creating the perfect football season party space

It certainly feels like summer, but the calendar has been turned to September and anyone who’s a football fan knows what that means! Football season is here, as is colder weather and the time for game day parties.

Many of the families who build with like to entertain, but not everyone entertains the same way. Some love massive family gatherings at the holidays that take up the whole house; others prefer smaller, more intimate gatherings and social dinner parties in a dedicating dining room space. Still, others love hosting friends and family as they cheer on their favorite team, and today’s blog post is for those folks!

Here are some of our tips for creating a fantastic game-day space in your own home:

To start, you need to create a comfortable viewing space. Above all else, your friends and family will want to be comfortable when they join you at your home for a game day party. Some of what that means includes:

A large open space where folks can spread out and mingle, forming their own small or medium sized groups to chat about the latest game stats or player injuries. Making friends — and friendly bets — is half the fun!

Lots of seating options! No one wants to stand for three hours, balancing their game day snacks on their arm. A comfortable viewing space includes lots of options for seating, like couches, chairs and floor cushions, all of which should have at least a decent view of the main event.

Speaking of the main event, your space should also provide a medium to large sized television that’s mounted for the perfect vantage point. Consider a location that will offer the most people the best view.

Surface areas for drinks and food. As mentioned, no one likes balancing their drinks and food in their hands for hours on end. Your space should offer coffee tables, side tables, shelves and perhaps a bar surface area for placing such items.

Easy access to a restroom nearby. Your guests probably don’t want to wander around your house, traipsing from room to room in search of the nearest toilet. So when you’re designing your game day space, consider including a half bath powder room in your plans.

Look and feel also goes into what makes a space comfortable. We offer beautiful Aristokraft cabinets for creating the perfect bar area or entertainment center. You can even add in a custom wine rack or beer fridge!

Finally, up the game day spirit by incorporating color and decor into your design. Consider painting a wall of your space your team’s colors, and don’t be shy with the wall art or decorative pillows and throws. It’s your space; show all the team pride you want!

For even more inspiration, take a peek at a few of our models with amazing finished basements that will satisfy any and all football fans. For our Pro Football fans, take a look at the Steelers inspired basement at the Pittsburgh Franklin Legacy. For all our Buckeye fans out there, you will love the touches we’ve added to the Newark Montgomery Craftsman and the Ashland Charleston. The Ashland Charleston basement also features a separate area for playing cards. And last but not least, the Bowling Green Covington comes complete with everything you’d want for a football season space: a pool table, a card table, a separate area for watching TV and a fabulous waterfall-style bar.

Can’t wait to start building your future game day party room? We can’t either! Give us a call today to start chatting about your favorite team.

About is a custom homebuilder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer nearly 50 fully customizable floorplans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie by Live Chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.

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