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Maximizing Your Game Room: 7 Great Ideas

The basement can often be the last on the list when deciding on what room to remodel. Usually, it gets ignored in favor of other spaces like the kitchen or bathroom. However, with a few improvements and additions, it could create the perfect space for a game room–and a great place for your kids, friends, and family to hang out together. Check out some of these ideas for the ultimate game room in your basement!



  • Make It Unique



The key to creating the perfect space for your game room is making it unique. You can do this by adding a custom touch that works well with the rest of the basement. For example, a custom wall for your entertainment center will give it a special feel. Or custom wall paint around your arcade games or pinball machines. If you're up for the task, a custom ceiling paint with lighting with a centered game table or pool table can also be a great option.



  • Make It Functional



When choosing furniture for your game room, it is important that you make it functional. This is especially true when it comes to seating. Chairs should provide ample space for the players and make it easy to switch games. Have space between and around games. Have a fridge for snacks and drinks, a variety of game room furniture is available to make that easy and stylish.



  • Maximize the Space



You will often have to deal with awkward corners when it comes to designing a game room in your basement. Ensure that you use every bit of your space to accommodate furniture and equipment. You can use a corner for a pinball machine coming out at an angle as it's both narrow and long to more adequately fit the space. Objects like driving arcade games belong up against longer walls.



  • Have Accent Lighting



Most basements suffer from dim lighting, making it difficult to see clearly when playing. For your game room to be top-notch, make sure you have lighting with a variable dimmer switch, and if possible, recessed into the ceiling that emanates from the corners. This will give the room a cool effect and feel.



  • Soundproof the Basement



A game room where you can hear every kick of the football is not fun to play in. To make your basement the best game room in the house, you should make it reasonably soundproofed. This can be achieved by installing a game room carpet and soundproofing walls and doors with paneling.



  • Consider Using Multipurpose Furniture



Some furniture can be used in various ways, making them versatile. Consider using these types of furniture in your game room so you can save on space and expand the purpose of your game room. For example, there are options for dining pool tables that convert into both dining tables and ping pong tables, and similar options with air hockey tables that convert into a dining or ping pong table. Or perhaps a sofa could be converted into a daybed for your kids. It will also give you the option of setting the room up for a movie night.



  • Add a Bar



Game rooms are meant to be fun, and for the adults, family, and friends, a bar is often a welcome addition to your basement game room. You can either buy a prefabricated bartop and fit it to a space in your basement, or have a custom bar built into one of the walls. There are many options for creative ways to add this feature.


Start Your Game Room Project


Creating a game room in your basement is an excellent idea. They are fun to have and give your kids ample space to play in. With these simple tips, you can create a space that will be enjoyed for years to come.


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