3 Tips for Building the Ultimate Game Room
So you’ve found yourself with an extra room in your home and decided to make it into a game room. Great! Now make sure you just have to make sure that you do it right. Here are three guidelines to follow to make this project the dream come true that it should be.
1. Shoot for the Stars
This project is large and ambitious, so if you’re going to take it on, you should be ready to go all the way. Think hard about what games you’ve always wanted to have access to in your home and start there. Play a lot of pool? Get a luxury pool table. Love board games? Get a set of bookcases for them and a large table to play them on. Prefer multiplayer video games? Make your big-screen TV the focus of the room. Start your plans with these initial big ideas and build on them from there; it’ll give your design more energy and direction.
2. Keep Things Consistent
A game room is for fun, sure, but that doesn’t mean you should just put whatever looks fun in there. A room that’s styled after an old-fashioned gaming parlor would look strange with a random arcade console in the corner, and the same goes for a fully-built retro arcade with a felt-topped card table in the middle of it. That’s not to say you can’t have varied tastes – just try and make sure you actually include a true variety of games that doesn’t leave any one selection standing out too much.
3. Always Keep Space in Mind
It might be tempting to cram as many games as possible into your new game room, but there are some considerations involved in working with a physical space that might slip your mind. If you’re a fan of one of the many online versions of roulette, for example, you might forget that playing the game in real life often involves a small crowd of people huddling around a table that is quite large on its own. To include a game like this in your room design, you’ll need to reserve a lot of floor space. Not every game will require quite as much room, but most should have some extra space reserved for them beyond what the actual apparatus requires.
These three fundamentals will help you construct a fun, attractive and useable game room that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come.