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Get Inspired | January 30, 2021

Housegating 101: 6 Tips to Take Your House to the Next Level

Housegating 101: 6 Tips to Take Your House to the Next Level

Football season looks a little different this year. With a limited number of fans allowed in the stands and tailgating little more than a fond memory, football fanatics might be asking themselves how to gear up for the big game.

Before you call an audible, hear us out: host a housegate. Enjoy all the fun of tailgating from the comfort of your home. And if you’re thinking that sounds like a brilliant idea (you said it, not us) but realize your home needs some work before you can host said housegate, we’ve got 6 projects to help you get prepared.

KICKOFF: MOUNT YOUR TV

The key to every good tailgate is streaming the big game on a big screen. Before you host your fellow football fans, be sure you’re ready to broadcast every play of the game. Follow these simple steps to get your TV off the bench and ready to go.
KICKOFF: MOUNT YOUR TV

FIRST DOWN: HANG YOUR CURTAINS

Nothing ruins a showing of the game like the sun's glare beaming in through the window. Before you call a team huddle, make sure you've got your curtains installed and ready to tag in. Use this step-by-step guide to get your curtains prepared for their game-day debut.
FIRST DOWN: HANG YOUR CURTAINS

SECOND DOWN: GIVE YOUR FRONT DOOR A FACELIFT

Want to make an excellent first impression? Give your front door a quick facelift to greet your guests with your best foot forward. We're not saying the front door is your secret weapon, but we're not not saying it either.
SECOND DOWN: GIVE YOUR FRONT DOOR A FACELIFT

THIRD DOWN: MAKE A SILVERWARE & DRINK CADDY

Nothing says tailgate like snacks and drinks — and what better way to prepare for the ultimate housegate than with a silverware and drink caddy? Be ready for whatever the opposing team throws at you with your own homemade caddy. Then take your well-deserved victory lap.
THIRD DOWN: MAKE A SILVERWARE & DRINK CADDY

FOURTH DOWN: BUILD YOUR OWN GRILL CART

The essential staple of any housegate? Good food on the grill. Be ready to claim the Grill Master title with this rolling grill cart, complete with two drawers and a bottom shelf for optimum organization, plus plenty of hooks for your grill tool starting lineup. Take your place in the circle of champions with this easy-to-follow guide.
FOURTH DOWN: BUILD YOUR OWN GRILL CART

FIRST AND GOAL: CREATE A GALLERY WALL

When all's said and done, you're going to need a place to show off your hard-earned trophies. Create the perfect gallery wall to display your favorite memories, artwork, and photographs (and show off your triumphs to all your friends). Just don't forget a nod to your favorite team!
FIRST AND GOAL: CREATE A GALLERY WALL

 

Whether you're a diehard fan or just looking for an easy way to enjoy football this year, these quick projects will take your home from Cinderella story to season champ. However you housegate, #DoItWithHART.

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