January 30, 2013
When people think of the various excuses throughout the year to make the leap on major household renovations, Super Bowl Sunday isn't usually at the top of their lists. But this little unofficial holiday in the middle of winter is actually a great time to score some sweet home decor and switch up your design elements. Before you send out the invitations that bring friends and neighbors over your place for the big game, invest in a few of these great home design decisions that are sure to wow - especially in the TV room, which, by the time you're done with it, will look like the most stylish and comfortable field-side seating there ever was.
Get the flooring
Start with what's underfoot. What you want from flooring is two fold - looks on par with the greatest classic homes in history and durability as tough as a linebacker. Luckily, Anderson Floors can provide both of those. Anderson's Brevard collection features engineered maple planks that are as luxurious as they are long-lasting. The boards use an enCore™ center that's both environmentally friendly (using 50 percent less timber during production) and harder than you're average flooring. Wrapped in a coating of Luster Lock® Ultra finish, rendering each board up to 6 times more resistant to scuffs and abrasion, you won't find more beautiful or durable flooring anywhere else.
Get the high-def television
What's a football game without a television that puts you right on the field with the players? While there are a plethora of choices out there - an overwhelming number, in fact - just make sure that whatever high definition TV you settle on runs with a refresh rate of 120Hz or more. This means that you won't miss a single motion as you watch the game, and everything from the ball itself to the quarterback's cleats will be crystal clear.
Get the sound system
Football's not only about the visual. Make sure you hear every thunk, hussle and hush of the crowd with a proper sound system that puts you in the game!
Get the coffee table
Most days, a coffee table is just a coffee table. You stack a few oversized books of paintings or prints. Maybe you furnish it with a plant or centerpiece. On Super Bowl Sunday, a coffee table is a buffet. This means two things - you want a coffee table big enough to handle all that food and tough enough to handle spills.