A well-designed basement remodel can do wonders for your game room goals. You can turn your unused or cluttered basement into the ultimate game room, where you can enjoy your favorite hobby or share the fun with your fellow gamers, friends, and family in a entertaining setting.
So whether you’re a hardcore video gamer or enjoy table games like pool or foosball, read on to learn from BirchTree Design & Remodeling how to turn your basement into your ultimate game room.
Planning Your Basement Remodel
Before you buy games and furniture, you should plan your basement remodel carefully. An experienced remodeling company will be good to use to make sure you are including certain elements both structurally and aesthetically. Here are some things to think about when planning a basement remodel:
Decide What Activities You Want to Include
What will the new basement be used for: entertaining, kids playroom, or in this case, a game room. What type of games will be played. If it is video games, then you need to design for electrical support, space for screens, gaming consoles, sound, and other factors. If you are thinking pool table, then you’ll need to think of placement of this large item, space for cue stick storage and other related items. If you have pinball machines, or air hockey games, then adding access to electricity will come in handy. If you think you will be entertaining a lot, maybe you will want to include a bar area so plumbing will be needed.
When you know what your basement is to be used for, you can plan your remodel around that.
Consider the Space
How much space do you have to work with? You may not necessarily need the entire basement remodeled for a game room. You may decide that one part of the basement can be for the game room, while another area can be for a laundry room. If you have a large basement, you may be able to fit in larger games, like pool tables or air hockey tables. A smaller space may limit what can reasonably work in that space.
Set a Budget
Think about how much you want to spend on this remodel. Setting a budget will help you stay on track and avoid overspending.
Remodeling Your Basement for a Game Room
When remodeling your basement for a game room, consider these items:
- Flooring – Choose flooring that is durable and easy to clean, such as hardwood or vinyl.
- Lighting – Install plenty of lighting, both ambient and task lighting. This will help you create the perfect atmosphere for gaming, whether you’re playing in the dark or the light.
- Soundproofing – If you live in a close-knit neighborhood or have thin walls, you may want to consider soundproofing your game room. This will help to keep the noise down and prevent it from bothering your neighbors.
- Adding a bathroom – If you plan on spending a lot of time in your game room, you may want to consider adding a bathroom. This will make it easy to stay refreshed and comfortable, even during long gaming sessions.
- Refreshment area – A refreshment area is a great way to keep your guests happy and hydrated. You can include a mini fridge, a microwave, and a coffee maker. Or you want to build in an actual bar area with working sink, refrigerator, bar, cabinets, etc.
Choosing Your Games
Here comes the fun part. When choosing games for your game room, think about your interests and the interest of your family and friends. If you have a group of people who are all into different types of games, you may want to choose a variety of games to keep everyone entertained.
Here are a few popular game options to consider:
Pinball machines – A classic choice for game rooms. They’re fun for people of all ages, and they can be a great way to pass the time.
Pool tables – Another popular option for game rooms. They’re a great way to socialize with friends and family, and they can be a lot of fun.
Foosball tables – A great option for game rooms if you’re looking for a more active game. They’re a lot of fun to play with friends, and they can be a great way to get some exercise.
Video game consoles – A popular way to play with today’s technology. There are a variety of consoles to choose from, so you can find one that suits your needs and budget.
Other games – There are a variety of other games that you can consider for your game room. Some popular options include board games, card games (poker), and arcade games.
Remodel Your Basement With the Pros at Birch Tree Design & Remodeling
Looking for a top-tier basement remodel? Look no further than Birch Tree Design & Remodeling. With meticulous planning and attention to detail, we’ll transform your basement into the ultimate game room you want.
Birch Tree Design and Remodeling can assist with finishing touches, such as lighting, flooring, and paint. We can show you a wide range of materials and finishes, and we will work with you to select the best options for your budget and style.
Tell us about your game room ideas by contacting us at (860) 798-5443 or use our online form. Let us help make your dream game room a reality!