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Big Basement Fun for the Big Game

Written by Will Valento

The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year. Hopefully, if the Vikings keep rolling the way they are, they’ll be there, too. Even if the Vikes don’t make it to the Big Game, if you have a properly designed basement, your in-home viewing experience can still be one of epic fun that in some ways may rival the festivities taking place in U.S. Bank Stadium. But if your basement isn’t ready to handle a gathering amongst friends, it will be considerably less fun. In fact, if your basement is dankly decorated or ill-equipped to handle Minnesota’s legendary cold, your Super Bowl get-together may feel as fun as watching a Cleveland Browns practice.

At We Build the Fun Stuff, we understand that a good basement can make it much easier to settle in for a Sunday afternoon of football madness, whether it’s Super Bowl Sunday or just Week 1. A warm, lively environment has the power to bring the sights and sounds of the game to your home in a way that makes you feel like you’re on the 50-yard line, even if you’re simply kicking back in a comfy chair with a beer in one hand and a bowl of homemade chili in the other. Today, we’ll be talking about the essential elements you’ll need to get your basement ready for football viewing sessions with family and friends.

1. Keep Things Cozy

The longer the NFL season goes, the colder it gets. In Minnesota, that’s nothing to be taken lightly. You’ll want to counteract these annual elements by creating a space that’s warm, friendly and inviting. Doing so will provide you and your guests with a refreshing contrast to the harshness of the winter season. Such an environment could make a Vikings’ Super Bowl victory even more satisfying.

Here at We Build the Fun Stuff, we’re aware that maximizing basement comfort is essential to maximizing the fun you can have in the space. Because of this, we know all the ins and outs of bringing warmth to a basement space, from big stuff like the right kind of furniture to the smaller details you may not think about. Our meticulous planning will make your basement even more fun throughout the whole year.

2. Big Screen, Big Sound

The trick to watching sports in your basement is to replicate the in-stadium experience as much as possible. That’s why a rinky-dink television screen with tinny speakers won’t work. A large screen set flush against your basement wall brings the action considerably closer to you than nosebleed seats. Plus, a correctly calibrated surround sound system will have the boom of the Vikings’ Gjallarhorn rattling the room in its full glory. Of course, once you have the equipment, it’s just as vital to know how to set things up.

Fortunately, We Build the Fun Stuff can work with you to figure out layouts that maximize the effect of these toys in your basement. We’ve helped hundreds of Twin Cities residents turn their basement into an envy-inducing mini-stadium space that practically acts as a portal between their homes and the game, no tickets required. We’ll work closely with you to make sure the sights and sounds of the game come blasting through your basement the way you’d like.

3. A Beautiful Basement Bar

Putting a sleekly designed bar in your basement instantly adds a touch of class to your football-watching experience. This is no small feat if you and your family or friends are just hanging out eating homemade chili in Teddy Bridgewater jerseys. A bar can also turn your basement into a prime hub for socializing with guests and loved ones throughout the year, regardless of the season.

We Build the Fun Stuff has put up hundreds of basement bars for Twin Cities residents, so we know about all the crucial components that go into their design. Our team will collaborate with you on every element, from counter style and number of seats to determining how much space is needed for beer storage and crock pot placement – essential stuff for game time. You’ll have all the comforts you need at your fingertips, and you won’t miss a single play.

We Build the Fun Stuff Makes Fun Affordable

If you’re ready to have even more fun watching the Vikings march to the Super Bowl, give We Build the Fun Stuff a call today for a free consultation. With our experience and know-how, we’re ready and eager to help turn your basement into an epic football-watching palace.

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