Set up your bath for the ultimate halftime experience
sleek vanity television mirror
Average retail cost: $2,800
If you're one of the estimated 90 million people holding it in and then rushing to the loo during
the Superbowl's 30-minute halftime, you can set up audio and visual
equipment in the bath to make sure you don't miss that once-in-lifetime play—even after chugging a Big Gulp.
It might take some extra wiring to get a grounded outlet in the right place,
but flat-screen TVs, like panel or new plasma
screens, will let you keep up with the score while being otherwise
indisposed. Just make sure to install on a wall that's splashing-distance
from your shower, tub or sink. For small bathrooms, do double duty and fend
off dampness by placing your screen into a wall recess and then covering
with a specially made two-way mirror that you seal in place with silicone
caulk. When the TV's off, all you'll see is your reflection.
For something simpler, install a ready-to-go unit like one of sleek vanity television mirrors. The HDTV's can be fully integrated with
your home's satellite, cable and home automation systems and come in several
sizes, allowing for easy retrofitting. If your TV is far from your favorite
spot or enclosed in the wall, top off your bathroom entertainment system
with a set of waterproof speakers, like new SoundTiles or outdoor-rated Algonquin. That way, you don't miss a minute of the
game even when you're in the shower.