February 2, 2018 | Bob Myers
You've waited all year for it:  The Big Game - Superbowl LII, Sunday February 4 at 6:30 on NBC
If you can't be there to  watch in person, the next best thing is a seat at home in front of the TV with your friends.  The weather is better inside, there are no long  lines, and snacks and beverages are at the ready—no vendor required!  You'll also have the perfect view. Here's how to maximize your comfort  when hosting game day, whether you're looking to work with what you have or add to your space.
Create a Comfortable Space
No  one wants to watch the game with their head turned the entire time, so  make sure all seating faces the main event. Arrange your sofas,  loveseats and chairs so that everyone can clearly and comfortably see  the television.
You'll also want to make sure your room has good  flow for the size of your crowd during the game.  First, ensure that people can easily move in and out of the space to allow for snack or restroom breaks. Have a variety of seating options so that everyone is  comfortable, but leave room for people to move in and out.  Place plenty  of chairs, couches and ottomans, but also make throw pillows handy for spots on the floor.
Game day just isn't game day without the  snacks.  Make sure there are plenty of surface areas for your guests'  food and drinks.  Moveable side tables and ottomans with built-in trays  can provide extra seating or a place to set your drink. If you don't already have one, consider getting a console table or bar cabinet — they  each offer a convenient area to serve food.  Plus, you can easily incorporate them into your space when game day is over.

Optimize Your TV Placement
Don't forget the screen! For maximum comfort, place your TV at eye level and  consider the optimal seating distance. Most sofas are placed an average of 9 feet from the screen, making a 55" to 72" TV ideal. (Smaller screens are better for closer distances.) If you're choosing a new TV for game day, make sure it fits the space you have.  If you have the room and appropriate layout, a projector is a great alternative to a traditional TV — and it can be easily stored away for the next big  event.

Protect Your Furniture
Let's face it:  Spills happen, especially on game day.  With all the action going on,  it's easy for a beer can or snack bowl to get tipped over and make a  mess in your home theater.  When arranging your furniture pieces, keep these potential messes in mind.  If you're looking to add to your furniture to hold more guests, maximize style, comfort and function with  sofas that are traditionally easy to clean.  Leather, slipcovered or microfiber are all great options and can repel stains better than other  sofa fabrics.

No matter what size space you have, with these simple tips you can create the ultimate room for watching the game. Just be careful not to make it too comfortable, or your guests will never want to leave!

Please consider The Myers Team your resource for all things real estate.  We have over 30 years of real estate experience, specializing in the Montgomery County area.  If you are refinancing, want a recommendation, need a service provider or just have a home related question, please give me a call at 301-910-9910 or email me at bobmyersteam@gmail.com.    

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