Lots of care and a little crazy goes into the homes of these steadfast fans.
It’s easy to pick paint colors for this house — it’s all Seattle Seahawk blue and silver (with a dash of green). Memorabilia and merchandise cover the walls of the master bedroom and every other room. Dubbed Mr. and Mrs. Seahawk (who would have guessed?), the couple was married on the 50-yard line of the Seattle Kingdom.
Are These Homeowners Ready for Some Football?Grass-fitti
If you want to show your big-time team loyalty, you need a big space. How about your front yard? A pro lawn painter will put a 15-foot-tall team logo on your lawn for $175. While you’re at it, think about covering up any brown spots with a whole-lawn paint job. Painting a 2,000-sq.-ft. lawn costs $200-$500; the color lasts 2-3 months.
Are These Homeowners Ready for Some Football?So Many Games; So Little Time
There’s a lot going on in the world of sports, and you aim to see it all. But when the action lulls, you’ll still be gobbling energy. The Lawrence Berkeley National Lab says a TV consumes 45kWh (about $5) worth of standy energy per year, even when switched off. Eight TVs piles $40 onto your utility bill; a DVR adds $42 more. Use power strips to cut off power to all your TVs when not in use.
Credit: Linda Oyama Bryan for Orren Pickell Building Group
Are These Homeowners Ready for Some Football?Team Spirits
No man cave is complete without a mini-fridge; this little beauty ($499) will hold up to 138 cans and bottles of your favorite game-time beverage. The home owner cut a plastic stencil and used frost-type spray paint ($7) to “etch” the Denver Broncos logo on the glass door. Use the same trick — or low-cost window films — to add privacy to bathroom and bedroom windows.
Are These Homeowners Ready for Some Football?Welcome to Football Heaven
With its 110-inch projector display (plus three smaller TVs), cushy stadium seating, and surround sound, this converted garage is total football immersion. The owner turned the 13-by-22-foot garage into a football shrine devoted to his favorite team — the University of Florida. He says he’s a fan of audio/video gadgets. No argument here!
Are These Homeowners Ready for Some Football?Just Kidding Around
Your little halfbacks will be primed for game day with a bedroom designed like a pro team’s locker room. Kids storage solutions include built-in cubbies for books and balls, and hooks for hanging cleats and jerseys (and jammies). Buy locker room benches online for $50 to $180.
Are These Homeowners Ready for Some Football?Peel ‘n’ Stick Spirit
Life-size wall stickers ($100) of your team’s stars bring the action right into your den or bedroom. These vinyl wall decals use a low-grade adhesive that makes them easy to remove so you won’t have to repair damaged walls. And if you’re a fair-weather fan, you can easily replace old decals with another team.
Are These Homeowners Ready for Some Football?Show Your True Colors
Heat up your fan base with a TV room swathed in team colors — you can get NFL colors from paint suppliers, such as Glidden. If the action gets too heated, a ceiling fan cools things down by creating a slight wind chill effect.
Are These Homeowners Ready for Some Football?Special Delivery
You’ll be out front showing team support with a curbside mailbox ($20) sporting the logo of your favorite footballers. A new mailbox is a great way to give your home exterior a quick makeover that adds a dash of curb appeal.