Do you want to be the envy of all your friends? If you have a spare room in your home, you can be. By changing a spare room into an entertainment and gaming room, you can create a fun and exciting space for yourself while also reducing the amount of electronic clutter in the rest of your home. Use these tips to get your game room right.
Begin With a Focal Point
For most gaming and entertainment rooms, the focal point is going to be a large television or a projector. Both have their benefits and drawbacks. A television is going to give a crystal clear image regardless of the situation, while a projector is going to be impacted by environmental light. You can get a much larger display in a projector screen for the same amount of money because a television is going to be more expensive.
Start Your Cord Management Early
A good gaming room will include a television, sound system, consoles, streaming services, and more. The easiest way to keep this neat is to hire a professional designer who will be able to hide the cords and peripherals from sight. Otherwise, everything will quickly become cluttered and unwieldy.
When possible, try to use wireless devices. You may also want to consider boosting your wireless signal in the room, too, to provide for the best streaming and online activities.
Consider Your Light Sources
You're likely going to want mood lighting in your entertainment room because bright lights are going to distract from whatever you are watching or playing. However, you might want the option for bright light on occasion for table games, cards, and simply talking. Smart light installations can automatically adjust both the brightness of your light and its color, making it perfect for any occasion.
Don't Forget the Insulation
Insulating your room is a must for ensuring that the rest of the home stays livable when you're watching movies and playing games. Putting up acoustic foam or similar on the walls also serves the purpose of making the interior sound better. A professional interior design company will be able to set up your game room in a way that makes it sound good while preventing sound from leaking.
Create Custom Storage and Shelves
Because you're going to have a lot in your game room, such as DVDs, games, and board games, you may want to invest in custom shelves, pull out cabinets, and drawers. All of these are going to give you additional options for storage that aren't going to be in the way of your entertainment and your activities.
Think About Custom Tables
Building a custom gaming table is perfect for your weekly poker nights or even the children's card games. Custom tables are designed to make it easier to play games while storing drinks and other game pieces. When paired with some comfy chairs, tables can make for game playing that can last for hours.
Make Use of Your Space
If you don't think you have enough space for a game room, consider talking to a professional planner. Small storage rooms, finished basements, and spare offices can all be turned into a functional game room as long as you know how you're going to use the space. You could even consider connecting rooms if you have multiple rooms not being used.
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