Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Before you Make your Game Room

You are excited about designing your very own game room, a place you feel you can use to unwind from the stress and fatigue of a long workday.  Before you order all your equipment, consider the room itself and how it should look.  Here are a few things to keep in mind.

First, think of where you will set up your game room. Will it be at a corner of the living room, in the basement, or a spare room in the house? The usual choice would be the basement, because it’s away from the hustle and bustle upstairs, and has enough space for all your gaming equipment, and then some. Any room in your house will do, as long as it allows enough privacy for other people to do their business.

Check out also the current condition of the room. Do the walls or the ceiling need some fixing, or does the room have enough electrical outlets for your gaming consoles? The latter would matter less if you plan on installing table games instead, like a pool table or a dartboard.

Try to put as much of your personality as you can into the design of your game room. You can make it look like an old English pub or a futuristic space pod. If you have kids, however, you’ll have to make it appealing to them by painting the walls as bright and colorful as possible. After all, if you’re a family man, chances are your game room is planned for the whole family to enjoy.