If you have a basement, you can use it for multiple purposes: create a basement bar, kitchen, bathroom, family room, home theater, or make your dream come true – create a game room! A basement playroom is a great idea for everyone: both adults and children can play various games and video games there, a man can use it as his man’s den and invite his friends there. A gaming room should be a combination of comfort and technological range – from the latest consoles to a cool, relaxing couch.
Insulate your basement properly – do it yourself or hire specialists, otherwise you won’t be able to spend time here on cold days. Keep in mind that a basement can be a bit damp. So treat him while isolating – you don’t want your consoles to be spoiled, do you? Consider adding a window-mounted air conditioner to eliminate some of the heating issues that come with merging large amounts of electronics. The overall cooling effect will make your playroom the most popular room in the house.
Soundproofing the game room should be your top priority so as not to disturb your neighbors or family. Soundproofing also helps in improving the sound quality in the room. You can either hire a contractor to soundproof the room, or you can do a basic job yourself that can absorb noise. Add frames to walls and walls, and use layers of insulating foam or drywall specifically designed for building noise control. Carpets, thick curtains, and freestanding or wall-mounted acoustic panels also absorb sound.
A game room accommodates all kinds of games – poker, foosball and hockey, billiards, various table games, bowling and maybe video games. If you decide to use video, plan and wire the cabling well. Cover or tie up cables under the carpet behind the shelves so that they do not spoil the appearance of the room. Instead of running cords around the wall outlet, get a good-looking, high-quality extension cord.
For online players, there should be a dedicated wireless network that is not affected by speed issues. Get a gaming router to connect your console to.
The playroom shouldn’t be overly well lit, but the lighting should be such that the space is both functional and stylish. Depending on your needs, lighting should be in different places or in specific areas of the room. Remember, when deciding on a projector setting, the room should be completely dark for the best output. A TV should not have a light on the wall opposite the TV. Prefer remote control lighting for more fun.