Keep Entertainment Home with a Game Room

A cozy living room with a fireplace for home entertainment.

As more people are opting to stay home and bring in friends and family for fun gatherings, the need for unique entertaining spaces is an important factor in many homes.  A basement, room over the garage or other spare room can be transformed into a game room that has something for everyone.

A game room with a pool table for home entertainment.
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A home game room with a pool table and a tv.

When designing a game room, determine what the most important feature is for you, your family and friends.  If it’s casual gatherings, perhaps a pool table is the best option.  If you and your guests enjoy card games, then adding a card table is ideal.

A game room at home with a fireplace and pool table.

Setting up a bar area would not only be a prominent feature for entertaining but adds the convenience of preparing snacks for relaxing evenings watching television.

If you want a space that can accommodate your children and their friends as well, designate an area for playing video games and board games.  Install shelves or bins for orderly storage of games.

A home game room with a pool table and chairs.

A home theatre is also a great addition to any game room.   A large screen television and comfortable seating accommodates movie buffs.

Home with a game room.

Game rooms are the perfect place to express your creativity and have some fun when decorating.  Themes are an ideal way to kick off the fun.  You can design the room around a particular decade or a favorite city, pastime or sports team.

A home entertainment center with a TV in the living room.

A variety of comfortable seating and tables where guests can place their drinks and snacks is a must in the game room.  Lighting can create atmosphere as well as provide the right amount of illumination throughout the space.  Place dimmers on theatre lighting for the maximum movie experience.

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Living room with a game room.

The home game room is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends.  The game room makes entertaining easy and offers something for everyone.  So, carve out your space and let the games begin.


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