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.
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.
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.
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 with creative names stenciled on the back.
Add foosball, an air hockey table, ping pong, dart boards, 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.
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 setting equipment, and computer scoring.
Other ideas are shooting ranges or 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 ever having to leave home.
When it comes to creating a multifunctional space, organization is key. Don’t forget the storage space to store all those games. Carefully designed bookcases, cubbies, closets, and cabinets to contain clutter will not only keep your space cleaner, it will make your room appear bigger, too.
You can utilize dead space for swing-out shelves, storage closets can slide under staircases, and 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.
It’s always best to hire a skilled professional for the tough parts of any remodeling job. You can express your vision and sketch your ideas with one of our licensed contractors today.
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