When you want to show off your team spirit, there isn't much more permanent than a team tattoo, which apparently 4% of fans proudly boast, according to a survey of sports fans by Gladiator GarageWorks. But a number of home design products are giving homeowners options to bring a little fandom to their living room, basement, or garage. The Gladiator GarageWorks survey, conducted by Braun Research, also notes that,
- 66% of sports fans have memorabilia displayed somewhere in the home, most likely in the living room (26%), bedroom (19%), garage (10%). or yard (8%).
- Of the surveyed fans that said they spend money on everything from tickets to apparel, the average expense was $661 per year.
Some of these products will cost less than that, others significantly more, but there are no fair-weather fans here. When your team has a chance to go all the way, a true fan will spare no expense.
For NCAA fans, PrimeTime Lockers will make any garage or mudroom feel team-official. The 6-foot-tall welded steel storage locker comes logoed for 16 collegiate teams, including Alabama, Texas A&M, Michigan State, and the current College Football Playoff Champions, The Ohio State University. Features include a 3-digit combination lock for security, and a lifetime limited warranty. Additional teams are forthcoming. gladiatorgarageworks.com.
Whether you're decking out a garage, basement, or bedroom, Team Colors paints are designed to perfectly match college and professional sports teams' colors. Choose from palettes for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA, Racing, and Collegiate teams. glidden.com.
A strong affiliation with your favorite team calls for a bold color choice outside the house as well as inside. Feeney's Express Yourself line of aluminum railings come in bright red, orange, yellow, green, and blue to complement the current traditional color offerings, such as black, white, and bronze. The powder-coated finish provides color retention, impact resistance, and weather protection. Customers can add optional LED lighting and select from multiple mounting, top rail, and infill options, including pickets, glass, and CableRail stainless steel. feeneyinc.com.
If your team didn't make it to the big game, maybe you can. Visual Sports specializes in indoor golf simulators, but also has a multi-sport option that lets users play up to 10 sports on one system. Sports include football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and more. The systems can use cameras or sensor and pad technology to capture users' movements. visualsportssys.com
Details matter when you're decking out a themed space, so don't forget the switch plates and outlet covers. Lutron's Designer Series wallplates come in a variety of colors and finishes to blend right in with the room. The collection and corresponding components come in traditional, decorative, and architectural formats to suit all aesthetics. Choose from gloss, satin, metal, and fabric finishes depending on the product line. lutron.com.