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Converting Your Carport Into a Man Cave

ultimate-man-caveOne thing I’m sure most of us football fans can appreciate is our own space to display our favorite team’s colors, collectibles, jersey’s and such.  Couple that with a place to watch the football games, “tailgate” and cheer or yell at our big flat screen as loudly as we want and you have a football fanatics dream spot, aside from being front and center at a live game.  A lot of us watch football from the comfort of our living rooms, although either regular household noise interrupts us or we interrupt the regular household! Those of us that have basements may have renovated the space into our “man” cave and decorated with all things football.  While others of us took the liberty of converting our garage or carport into the perfect football zone! That my friends is the highlight of our article!  How to convert your carport into the perfect spot to enjoy football, scream at your team, hang out with your football loving friends and enjoy the football season that always seems to end too quickly!

If you are starting out with a carport instead of an actual garage you know that you have a little more work to do than the average garage owner.  But that’s ok! With the right garage door company and a little elbow grease you will end up with the perfect football spot!  We have outlined exactly what it takes to convert your existing carport into the man cave of your dreams.

Converting Your Carport 

  •  Framing & Sub Floors- First things first you will have to start with framing the structure so as to add walls to enclose the space. Basically you are converting your carport into a makeshift garage/room addition to your home.  Once the framing is done you can then start on the sub flooring.  This may sound like a lot of work but in actuality you are also adding to the resale value of your home.  Although after this man cave you may never want to leave or sell your home!
  • Insulation- No matter the climate that you reside in you must choose insulation that benefits you and the weather in your area the most. This will add to the comfort of the cave as well as the overall structure.  It may add a bit to helping with the transfer of sound so you don’t scare your neighbors with all the yelling you and your fellow football friends may find yourself doing.
  • Lighting- Now it’s time to add electricity. Think lights, power for that BIG TV you know you want to install and who can forget about the surround sound! Not to mention the refrigerator that needs to be properly powered so that you may keep all the beer or refreshing other beverages cold!
  • Plumbing- You don’t have to necessarily add plumbing to your newly converted carport, however if you choose to install a small bathroom you want to make sure the plumbing is done right and that it is a quality job, so as to head of leaks and unpleasant smells or clogs.
  • Drywall- Once you have all of the foundation pieces in place it is now time for the drywall. Your getting close to really having that space you have coveted and are beginning to see your newly built man cave rather than just the shell of it.
  • Painting The Walls- Once the drywall is in place you are now ready to paint. Whether you choose to paint your space your team’s color or go for a more neutral feel the best part about it is the fact that you can choose any colors you would like!
  • Choosing The Right Garage Door- You will want to talk with your garage door company and their experts as to find the best garage door & opener for your nw space. They will help to guide you in the right direction with cost, accessibility and the style that will fit your needs best.

football-man-caveNow it’s time to add your teams memorabilia and other decorations and furniture to completely make this new space yours! What was once your carport is now your man cave ready to host football gatherings and a great space to hang out in! Who knew converting a carport into a spectacular man cave could be so easy and right in time for football season!

The Return Of Football Season

 

pre-season-footballIt’s here, or at least so close to being here all of us football fans can taste it! What am I talking about?? The 2018 NFL season, with the preseason kicking off this past August 2nd with the Hall of Fame game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Chicago Bears.  Football fans from all around started to celebrate the return of the the upcoming season hours before the game even kicked off. Many taking to social media to share their joy and excitement. Afterall, we haven’t seen an NFL football game since February 4, 2017 when Super Bowl LII was played, and it’s pretty safeNFL-football-season to say we all have been jonesing for footballs return since!  I’d say that football season brings with it the holidays, colder weather and some great Sundays and Monday nights watching America’s game with friends and family. There is just something about watching football either on TV or especially at an actual game with all of the other football fanatics surrounding you only enhancing your excitement! So what is it about football that has us all in such a trance waiting for it’s return and counting down the days??

Why America Loves Football

  • There is such a long off season for football it helps build excitement & anticipation
  • Regular Season games ALL become a big event
  • Tailgating has become a favorite American pastime and only adds to the excitement
  • In-Stadium football games have become quite the experience with all of the enhancements, food, entertainment surrounding you
  • Super Bowl is one of the biggest events in America & that halftime show never hurts the ratings either
  • Fantasy Football leagues have become quite the tradition & the get togethers they create are added fun
  • Kneeling during the anthem & controversial players add to the news cloud and peeks most people’s interest
  • It’s one of the greatest sports played( I may be biased)

NFL-footballIn general football has been America’s game for as long as I can remember.  Maybe it’s because it comes around the holidays and we grew up with football playing in the background while the smells of Thanksgiving wafting through the air.  Maybe it’s because so many people are interested in the sport defending their teams and the friendly betting and competition make it that much more appealing. Whatever it is there’s just something undeniably about the game of football.  Even with recent years showcasing the dangers and head trauma that can be experienced fans and especially those die hard fans can’t quite let go of their love for the game. So CHEERS to all you fellow football fanatics out there! The season is just about to begin and we have 6 months of football and the next Super Bowl to look forward too!

 

Hello, Fellow Football Fans!

NFL-football-fanaticHello and welcome to our blog on all things football related!  It seemed, with the pre-season starting, fitting to get our football blog up and sharing.  Many of you visiting our site are probably die hard football fans or at least football lovers at that.  We brought this blog to life to share facts, knowledge, stats, andall-things-football pretty much all things NFL football or just football related in general.  Sit back, relax and get ready for a great football season and blog!