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Friday, January 31, 2014

Making the Most of your Space on Super Bowl Sunday

Both Seahawk and Bronco fans alike will be gathering to watch Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend, and below are a few tips for utilizing the perfect space within your home to host the soiree. 

Open Plan Living/Kitchen

A major benefit to an open plan is that it covers your two primary Superbowl needs- football & food. It's easy to serve food and beverages back and forth between spaces without missing a minute of the action. This layout also allows the less hardcore fans to congregate in the kitchen for a break while still feeling included in the overall experience. 

Private Boys' Club

If you're not an entirely football friendly household, perhaps a separate room, with all the required amenities, is just the ticket. By keeping the festivities quarantined, your party guests can get as rowdy as they'd like without disturbing the entire household (i.e. napping kids).  Throw in plenty of seating, a big screen tv and bar area, and you're in business!


If you're expecting an especially large gathering, or inviting avid fans from both sides, a bar with adjacent lounge area might be the perfect locale. The bar top provides an easy to clean surface for serving up your game day feast while the bar stools offer an alternative to all piling onto a single couch. If space permits, consider arranging a few separate seating areas with a variety of seating types to give guests room to converse (or rivals the space to separate and cool off). 

LR with a Large Sectional

Then again, why mess with a classic? Nothing says football like staring up at a a glowing screen from a large, comfy sectional sofa. U-shaped arrangements offer everyone ease of access to a centralized snack table and ensure that even the smallest fan has a clear view of the action.

Covered Patio

Depending on the ever changing weather and your location, you may have the option to take the party outdoors. With the addition of heaters or by cranking up the fireplace, the open air seating  you enjoy during the summer months can be turned into the perfect Super Bowl HQ. 

Check out even more Key Residential Living Areas 
on Houzz for inspiration when planning your next big event!