Do you have an extra room in your home and aren’t sure what to do with it? Maybe you already have a game room and are not completely pleased with it. A game room is supposed to provide entertainment for the whole family. You can have numerous different games inside and an entertainment system to ensure the room is filled with fun.
However, you need to be wise in how you go about planning for the room. You can’t just throw different games inside without planning. The room will look cluttered and become a mess.
We have some tips for you to make sure you get the most out of your game room.
Use the space wisely
You don’t need to know the exact square footage of the room but you have to have a rough idea of what you want in the room and how it will be spaced out. A game room is only as good as how well it is planned. Each game requires a certain amount of space. So let’s say you get a table tennis table and a pool table. You would want to keep them at least 4-5 feet away from each other so you can easily play one or the other with ease. Heck, when you have a party you will probably want to use both simultaneously and will easily be able to.
This also means that if you are interested in having multiple different games then you need to allocate a bigger room for the game room. Don’t expect to fit a lot of games in a tiny room. To save some room, you can get a TV that can easily be mounted and have that up on the bar area, if you have one. It’s such little things in planning the room that will allow you to save room and use the space wisely.
Do I need furniture?
You will probably need minimal furniture if you plan on having a game room with activities that require you to stand; table tennis, foosball, hockey table, pool and so on. You can just have a couple of single seating couch or chairs which will allow someone to sit and watch.
If you plan on having an entertainment and console gaming setup, then you would need to add more furniture to the room. Of course, you don’t need to get complete sofa sets. You can have bean bags, single seater sofas, or funky chairs which will give the room some character also.
Soundproof the room
When it comes to any type of gaming, sound levels are generally on the higher side. Whether you plan on watching sports or challenge your friend to a game of pool, you can expect tempers to flare and sound levels go off the charts. To ensure you do not disturb the other individuals in the house, you should get the room soundproofed. You can add insulation, sound panels so that sound doesn’t travel through the walls and door.
With the planning phase done, we now can look at numerous games you can have in your room:
- Table Tennis
- Pool (Billiards)
- Hockey Table
- Foosball Table
- Arcade Game
You can check out the top foosball tables on this site amongst other games you can have in your game room. If you want to make a simple game room for console gaming purpose then you can click here for a simple step by step guide.