Even adults need a play room, and for many people, it’s going to take shape as a game room. It’s a place where you can escape from the responsibilities of everyday life to enjoy some time on your own or with friends and family. As you’re setting up your space, go through these steps to make the perfect game room for your needs.
1. Choose Your Room:
Basements are the most common options, but a spare bedroom or even a rarely used formal dining room can be made into as a game room if you don’t have a basement area. You’ll want a space that you can really set up as being entirely your own, and separate from the rest of the house.
2. Pick a Stellar TV:
Video games play much better on a TV with a big screen and high definition. The size you end up with depends on your budget and how big your game room is. Shop around for the latest technology, and remember that you may end up watching movies and sporting events, too.
3. Get Comfy Gaming Chairs:
You’ll be planting yourself in a chair for hours at a time, so choose comfortable ones. Get as many chairs as you have players for your most commonly played games. If you have space, add a couch as well to make it easy to crowd people in for movie nights.
4. Set Up a Bar:
Easy access to drinks will make your game time much more enjoyable, so set up a game room bar to keep everything close at hand. A built-in wet bar may be feasible depending on plumbing, or you could just make a bar cart to bring the drinks to you.
5. Stock a Mini Fridge:
Don’t forget the soft drinks, water, and snack foods, either. Bring back the mini fridge of dorm room fame and find a place for it in your game room. Stock it with beverages, dips, and whatever other snack foods you need to have on hand to sustain yourself during your gaming.
6. Add a Coffee Table:
You’ll need somewhere to put your food and beverages, so don’t forget a coffee table. Make sure it’s easy to reach from your seating, and add end tables if you have a couch. Your coffee table can also double as a board game table for the occasions when you want to play a different type of game.
7. Install Surround Sound:
Gaming isn’t just a visual experience, so wire the room with surround sound. You’ll be able to immerse yourself more heavily in the games. When you aren’t using the TV, you can take over the system to play your favorite music while you hang out in the room.
There aren’t any strict rules you need to follow when you’re making your game room, so be flexible. Consider what features are most important to you and make sure those find a place in your game room. Then add special touches in the decor to give the room some personality and make it your own.