Super Bowl Sunday: The Best Seat in the House


This Sunday, February 3rd, over 100 million people will tune in to watch Super Bowl LIII. This game may well very break the record for the most viewed show in America’s broadcast history.

While some fans will watch the game in their favorite sports bar, the majority of people still believe the best seat in the house is in their own home. It doesn’t matter if you’re a die-hard, never-miss-a-game fan, or a casual fair-weather follower – chances are you will be watching the New England Patriots take on the Rams in a favorite viewing spot. After all, the game is a great excuse to gather with family and friends on a chilly winter evening to eat, drink and socialize.

If you’re entertaining a large group this year, one favorite spot to congregate is the primary gathering space – typically the central sitting area on the main floor of your home. This room can accommodate a crowd and allows for easy access to the kitchen and bar. Once relegated to the basement, many of our clients now have an upstairs bar to assists in the ease and flow of entertaining. Arrange a buffet on your kitchen island or dining table and your guests can help themselves to food and drink. Easy!

Did you know that after Thanksgiving, more food is eaten on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day in the year?

While having the kitchen close by can make hosting tasks easier, some clients prefer to have their kitchen a bit removed from the central entertaining space. However, a nearby bar is always an entertaining bonus.

Some of our clients may also choose to watch the game in their media room or in their downstairs entertaining space. A media room is a great option that provides optimal audio and visual technology (who doesn’t love having a single device to perfectly automate everything!) with the benefit of truly comfortable seating. Additionally, and possibly most importantly, this is where you’ll likely find the biggest TV in the house.

A large downstairs can also offer stellar entertaining space – especially if you have a bar and billiard or game area. With the added bonus a fabulous fireplace and a wine cellar, you may never want to leave.

However, not everyone likes a crowd. Perhaps this year you’re planning a smaller gathering in a more intimate space. Watching the game beside a crackling fire with your family may be just what you’re yearning for. Or, maybe you’re having a boys’ night viewing party in a separate space (or man-cave) where you don’t need the whole house, but you do need a great bar and TV.

So now you’ve found the perfect setting for game action – but what about the halftime show? Some fans can’t wait to watch the iconic halftime musical performances. Others prefer to use this time as a break from viewing to stretch their legs a bit…perhaps a quick game of billiards?

Whether you’re with a big group of friends or your immediate family, you are sure to be entertained this Sunday evening. So have fun, stay warm and celebrate the winning team from the best seat in the house.

Go Pats!