For many homeowners, a game room might seem like more of a luxury than a necessity. For others, who have children, it is a must. Given the extensive range of game room designs and options available, finding the perfect combination to meet your family’s needs can be overwhelming to say the least. To alleviate some of the stress, a good place to start is by asking yourself a few important questions.
What activities do you and your children enjoy?
Game rooms can accommodate many of your favorites such as pool, pinball, ping pong, foosball as well as table games including checkers and chess. Choose your top ten activities and list them according to favorites. They may differ from individual to individual, so get everyone in on the fun by voting.
How much room will you need?
Once you have your list completed, it is time to decide just how much space you will need to perform the listed activities. If you know your space will be limited consider one of the multi-game tables which include several game features like pool, ping pong and foosball all in one. Maybe, you would like room for several pinball machines as well as a full-size pool table and a bar or table area. No matter how much space you require, you’ll need to get a general idea of standard measurements for all equipment and seating.
What is the best location for a game room?
Really, no matter what favorite games or family entertainment you have chosen, the majority are going to be noisy (with the exception of maybe puzzling or chess.) Locating the game room away from sleeping quarters and other quite places is mandatory. You don’t want to have to keep telling your teens to keep it down while you are trying to read or sleep.
With the cost of entertainment these days, investing in a game room where you and your family can relax and have fun will not only save you money in the long run but peace of mind knowing everyone is safe at home. Consult with a Fulton Homes design professional to help you get the most out of your proposed game room and ensure your family years of enjoyment.