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Remodeling a Game Room

How you’ll use
your entertainment room and who will be the primary denizens, will
play a big role in how you decorate.

Kids
Rule

If you’re
remodeling an entertainment room for your kids you’ll be amazed
at all the fun things you can do to make the room inviting and
stimulating. Bright colors such as reds, yellows and blues are
available in furniture, area rugs, and art. A great idea for seating
is director’s chairs – available in every color under the
sun, and you can stencil creative names on the back of the chairs.
Add foosball, an air hockey table, ping pong, a dart board, indoor
basketball, chess table, a place to do puzzles, a giant flat screen
T.V., or a colorful jukebox and you’ve got a recipe for fun.

Adults
rule

Equally fun to decorate
is the entertainment room for adults. Whatever your idea of fun is,
from Texas Hold ‘Em to pool, the main idea is to relax and get
away from it all without ever leaving your home. If a pool table is
on your list just make sure you have enough clearance for the cue
sticks. And, of course, with the pool table comes pool table lights.
Another great idea is a “casino nights” theme with poker
tables and roulette. You can create the ultimate game room with a
shuffle board, professional level dart board, pinball, large screen
TV, and of course a bar.

Extreme
entertainment – specialty rooms are hot

How about a golf
simulator – your own personal indoor resort; improve your
skills, play or practice golf when you want. Got a spare 90 feet? Put
in a bowling alley! If you have the space a bowling alley will become
a gathering place for your family and friends for years to come.
Heck, you can even charge admission. $88,000 gets you two regulation
wood lanes, pins, pin setting equipment, and computer scoring.
Shooting ranges and a place to store your hunting gear? Climbing
walls? These days more and more people are putting their money into a
total entertainment package; wanting to relax at the end of a hard
day without the feeling of having to get away.

The
Gentleman’s Club

Add some old wood
finishes, a classic pool table, an antique bar, deep rich hardwood
floors, a full sound system, a chess table, and a separate cigar room
and you’ve got total relaxation.

Get
organized with built-ins

Don’t forget the
storage space to store all those games. Carefully designed bookcases,
cubbies, closets, and cabinets to contain all the clutter will not
only make your room cleaner it will make your room appear larger too.
You can utilize dead space for swing out shelves; storage closets can
fit under staircases, bookshelves can fit under dormers. Here’s
a great idea, a built-in bookcase with a secret lever that, when
unlocked, opens into a closet for your expensive stereo equipment.

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So you’ve decided to add an awesome, multipurpose game room to your home. Now what? First and foremost, you should decide what your space needs—what it’s mostly going to be used for. Foosball, air hockey and pinball? A cinematic experience with flat-screen TV and surround sound? With so many options, you need to narrow it down before starting any prep work.

Costs

The cost of adding an entertainment room depends on a lot of factors: the equipment and features you want the room to have, any construction or remodeling that needs to be done, materials used in reinventing the space, as well as cost of labor in your area. Go over a plan with your contractor. If you don’t have a contractor yet, get a referral here to find one qualified to meet your needs.

Pros

Entertainment rooms can be amazingly multifunctional.

They can serve as a party room, kid hangout spot, arcade room, and more.

Entertainment rooms can be custom-made to fit your budget, depending on what you’re after.

Cons

Entertainment rooms may not bring the highest resale value down the road.

Maintenance

Maintenance certainly varies from one entertainment room to the next. A good rule of thumb is to choose the most appropriate materials for your space to keep repair costs low in the future.

Common Questions and Answers

How can an entertainment room be turned into a space for kids?

If you’re remodeling an entertainment room for your kids, you’ll be amazed at all the fun things you can do to make the room inviting and stimulating. Bright colors such as reds, yellows and blues are available in furniture, area rugs, and art. A g

What are some of the more extreme uses for an entertainment room?

Got a spare 90 feet? Put in a bowling alley! If you have the space, a bowling alley will become a gathering spot for your family and friends for years to come. You can even charge admission. $88,000 gets you two regulation wood lanes, pins, pin sett



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