Who says most people today have shorter attention spans than goldfish? When it comes to favorite TV shows, this couldn't be further from the truth. With the advent of online streaming services comes more choices than ever for bingeing TV series and movies. Whether it's an epic fantasy, big-screen blockbuster, teen drama or vintage comedy series, your ever-expanding queue is probably as full and varied as your music library. Some of us binge watch on electronic devices, but why not make the experience more comfortable and create a viewing space complete with a cozy sofa or sectional, entertainment center, and a fully stocked bar?   Go Big & Stay Home || The main benefits of binge watching include no tickets to buy, no lines to wait in, no big heads or talkers to sit behind, and no set time to watch (fewer true cliffhangers, too). In addition, you can set an intermission time that's as long, short or frequent as you choose, and you usually don't need to go far to replenish snacks and refreshments. To ensure you always have the best seats in the house, invest in a plush recliner with room to stretch out. If you have space, make it a sectional with recliners, tilt headrests, and cup holders for your favorite beverages. Optimize Screen Size || If you watch frequently and your friends and family often join you, make sure you have an adequate entertainment center to house your flat-screen TV and accompanying accessories like DVDs, remotes and more. Make your viewing space even cozier with an electric fireplace console, which generates a warm ambiance that's especially inviting during the winter months. Treat Yourself || Dinner and a movie doesn't have to mean using up your entertainment budget for the week when you binge-watch at home. You can set up a home bar area with a classic bar cabinet or go high tech with a coffee table that functions as a mini fridge with a drawer for cold drinks, plus power outlets, USB ports and more. If you're short on space, a trolley bar cart is perfect for creating your own movable concession stand. Pass the popcorn and hit "Play."
Nowadays it feels as though everything is getting “smarter.” Smart phones, smart tvs, and now smart sofas. Coming in all sizes and styles, smart sofas enable you to have all your favorite entertaining needs right at your fingertips… literally. The Features || While some smart sofas aren’t customizable, others allow you to hand-pick all the bells and whistles you’d prefer truly making it your own! Do you love curling up with a good ol’ fashioned book but your spouse prefers to read on the tablet? Opt for a flex light on your armrest and an adjustable tablet holder on theirs. Never worry about being near an outlet to plug in your accessories because nearly all smart sofas are equipped with USB ports. Ease your fear of spills by adding a removable snack tray and wine glass holder (yes, the wine glass finally gets its own ergonomic holder). Are you a movie buff looking for that true cinematic experience? Feel the sound by adding a wireless bass shaker. The Versatility || Thanks to the many different configurations, owning a smart sofa is possible regardless of the size of your space. All their functionality actually makes them ideal for small space dwellers! Opting for the removable tray means you can forgo a large cocktail table all together – and since they recline, you won’t need an ottoman to rest your feet either! Hidden arm storage and center console storage provides space to tuck away your tablet, remotes, and any other accessories. Your smart sofa could even double as your workspace on those days you work from home!
Playtime is not just for the kids anymore. Thanks to all the advances in technology it’s now possible to create an arcade right in your own home without actually looking like an arcade. Choose your elements of fun and let the good times roll… The Space || The square-footage of your space will determine how you choose to fill it. Be mindful that most game tables require 3-5 feet of additional space around them in order to play comfortably. Lighting is also important as some games require more direct lighting than others; while if you decide to focus on digital gaming / theater you will need adjustable lighting. The Furniture || Regardless of how much space you are working with creating a bar area is possible from bar carts to bar cabinets to built-in bars! Are you a digital gaming guru / movie maven? Splurge on comfy theater seating that reclines and is equipped with cup holders and USB ports. Are traditional table games more your style? Fill the room with pub tables and bar stools so people have a place to relax and snack while they wait their turn. The Fun || Now that you have the basic design layout you can choose the fun! You can’t go wrong with a pool table, foosball table, or air hockey table, but if space is limited consider games that don’t take up as much space in the room such as darts or shuffleboard. Keep some vintage board games on hand for a nostalgic twist!
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