Thursday, June 13, 2013

postheadericon Game Room Ideas

Have you ever thought what you would do if you had an extra room in the house just for yourself? maybe a whole garage? Imagination can run wild especially if is something you have always dreamed of.  I always figure that i could fit all my toys in there and maybe buy some other items from my childhood and boom! my man cave is done. Reality however is different, sometimes sacrifices must be made, such as the extra room becoming an office or play area for your kids, or even worse, an storage room. But what if you could turn a normal room into a Game Room without sacrificing much? below are some ideas that may just accomplish that.

Dining Room- How often do you use the dinning room? maybe just for big occasions, like Thanksgiving or other major holidays and birthdays? if so, this is the perfect place to make a Game Room. Like Pool? how about a Pool table that turns into a dinning table? how about poker? you can find a Poker table that easily turns into an elegant dinning table.
Family Room- Another great place to put some of your favorite items without upsetting the other members of the household. You can easily blend in family and gaming activities in one place. as an example with a PS3 you can enjoy some family games and watch a great movie all with one controller.
Car Garage- Have a 2 car garage? do you use a lot of space for storage? You would be surprised at how much space you can gain by cleaning up your garage and moving one car outside.  With a little work you can have a nice Game Room in a private area.
Patio Area- Have a patio with some shade? the patio can also make a great area to set up you Game Room. you can have you favorite College team Bar Stools or any bar stools to enjoy a place you can call your own. throw in a little TV and a small patio bar and your are set!
Your Own Room- Maybe you are lucky and have your own room to make it your man cave. Before you get too excited, remember to take everyone in the household into consideration, after all you do want every one to enjoy it right? right? If you have kids in the house you want to keep it PG or below, maybe that Pulp Fiction poster would look great, but perhaps an Avengers one is more appropriate. Also think of a center piece that can bring the whole room together such as a Pool, Foosball or Air Hockey table. Just make sure the room is big enough to take it otherwise it would look too crowded and you may have to settle for something smaller like Coffee table.
Fun For The Family- whatever room you have available to make it into the Game Room, you should always consider the rest of the household members. If you have kids, nowadays electronics like video games rules and there are many fun family games available that everyone can enjoy. There are also many Board games, classics like Monopoly and Scrabble that never go out of style. This also a great opportunity to bond as a family.
No matter where the Game Room is located, is always a good idea to make it functional:

  • Make sure it has good lighting and room for everyone to sit and enjoy.
  • Make sure you have enough electrical services for all your electrical devices.
  • Install lots of flexible task lighting like track lights.
  • Don't skimp on the comfortable seating. Modular groups with multiple on board recliners are nice, but even if you keep a pile of beanbag chairs in a corner, have enough seating for everyone.
  • Invest in storage. Game and rec rooms are magnets for clutter. Bookcase units with pull-out shelves for electronics, and drawers to hide games or Movies can help you control the overflow and keep items like cards, remotes, coasters, notepads and pens under wraps. Invest in wicker bins or baskets to store entertainment magazines and the all-important pile of single, multi and unknown function remote control devices.

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