Game Day

Sep 6, 2019 | Gatherings

Gear Up for Game Day

Football season has returned, and that means many of us will be glued to our televisions on game day. Although our favorite teams likely won’t win every week, that doesn’t mean you can’t feel like a winner by watching the game in style. From decked-out dens to beefed-up basements, your favorite place to watch the game can quickly become the place to watch the game. Here are five ideas to upgrade your man cave or game room—just in time.

Show Your Colors

Nothing sets the mood for game day like having the right color scheme in place. From carpets to drapes, decorate in the colors of your favorite team. For those of us in Maryland, that probably means proudly displaying the black, purple, and gold of the Ravens. Or the white, burgundy, and gold of the Redskins. Whatever you do, make sure the colors of your team’s biggest rivals are nowhere to be found. You don’t want your buddies questioning your allegiance after spotting any black and gold or blue and white in your dudes’ den.

No Cheap Seats

It’s a long season, so you might as well get comfortable. Theater-style seats and plush couches offer rest and relaxation for small groups. Leather seating is convenient for simply wiping off inevitable spills, while stain-resistant microfiber is another low-maintenance option. If your game day attracts a larger crowd, drop-down seating ensures a good view for everyone in attendance. For an authentic feel, install bleachers or stadium seats. Excel Fencing & Decking offers custom home remodeling services and we have


 plenty of ideas to assist with your drop-down seating or tiered flooring project!

Halftime Hero

It’s your game room, but what do you do when the game isn’t on? Keep the action going by having a variety of entertainment options on hand. A pool table is a must-have for any man cave, and an indoor basketball arcade game is an inexpensive alternative for never-ending fun. Bubble hockey and foosball are other popular pastimes.  But you can also spend halftime playing a game of old-fashioned electric football in your recently redecorated basement.

Raise the Bar

Some people prefer to watch the game at the bar, so why not bring the bar to your game room? With the right design, it will feel like a night out without 


ever having to leave the house. Install a tap to show off your own home brew or serve your favorite refreshments. And with the bar’s refrigerator and sink, you’ll never miss a minute of the game running back and forth to the kitchen. Give the professionals at Excel a call to tackle your wet bar installation!

Go for the Score

Watching the action on game day has never been better now that we have big-screen, high-definition televisions and home stereo surround sound. But there’s more you can do to add to the in-game experience. Free software is available that turns your computer screen into a professional scoreboard. Just connect the PC to a projector or large screen display for an amazing in-game experience. LED tickers that display injury updates and live scores also make for a great game day, especially among fantasy football enthusiasts.

If football season is one of your favorite times of year, you might as well treat yourself to an ultimate viewing experience. Excel Fencing & Decking has plenty of ideas to help turn your home into an exciting game day gathering place.  Whether you’re looking to renovate a basement, den, or four-seasons room.


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