Plan Your Game Room
There's no place like home!
Today's desire to stay closer to home and create a living space that matches one's lifestyle has created a renewed interest in the home game room. Never before have there been so many options for the game room and decisions to be made during the design.
What's more, not only can a remodeling project that features a game room create an environment of "entertainment" for all generations, it can also significantly increase the value of the home.
Great Tips for Creating a Great Game Room
Understanding why you want to create your home game room will go a long ways towards creating a successful game room. Think about whether the room will be primarily used for large groups or small groups. Is it for adults, kids, teens or all generations? Do you want your room based on games for groups or individuals? How will food and beverage be incorporated into the design? What impact will audio/visual desires have on the game components? Answering these and many other questions will help you create the right design for your home.
Now it's time to get creative and make use of the existing space in your house. For some, you'll already know which room you want to turn into your game room. If that's the case, click here to find your local billiard retailer to determine what will appropriately fit in your game room. In our "Frequently Asked Questions" section, you'll see how much space you'll need for a pool table. That's a great place to start.
For most, your first choice is the basement. What better use than for creating a place where family and friends can come together? However, not everyone has a basement or room in the basement, for a play place. If that's your situation or you just aren't suer where you want to create you're game room, condister many "out of the box" ideas. How about in the living room? Today's families are not utilizing the family room like they used to, so turning it into a game room can be an ideal use for the space - and, if you have kids, it will bring them out of the basement or their rooms!
Other areas to consider are a spare bedroom down the hall, converting the garage into the fun room or even making the dining room a game room and formal location for special occasions. Did you know they made pool tables that also serve as dining room tables?
Still not finding the right location for your game room? Consider creating a weather resistant back patio that accommodates yuor entertainment desires.
Make sure you can get your game room components transported into the room of your choice. Click here to locate the closest billiard retailer near you to make sure you take into account your hallways, stairs, ceiling heights and other factors when developing your game room.
Show Your Personality
Don't forget the accessories when designing your room. Use this opportunity to incorporate your personality into the design. From artwork to furniture, even stick choices, the key to a successful game room is the appropriate accessories. Did you know there are specially designed tables that incorporate your favorite sport or team? Same goes for lighting, artwork, etc.
Consider professional guidance when developing your game room. From professional remodelers (www.nari.org) to interior designers (www.asid.org) and game room retailers seek professional guidance to gain a wealth of knowledge and assistance on your project.
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