Creating a Headquarters for Fun

Game room from the Corsica model at Ironwood Crossing

Game room from the Corsica model at Ironwood Crossing

Our homes have many functional areas – kitchens for cooking, bedrooms for sleeping and so on. So how about creating a space meant for fun? If you’re fortunate enough to have a game or rec room in your home, that’s great. But if you don’t, you can still make room for entertaining your family and friends.

Start by thinking of what space you can spare. Perhaps it’s that formal dining room or living room that you never use. Or you might have an extra bedroom. Even part of your family room could work with a fun-focus.

Then consider what elements make a place special for entertaining. How about music? A chance to watch movies together? Video or board games can also add to the fun mood. You could add a bookshelf or closet where everything like this lives, to be drawn on when you have company or your kids say they have nothing to do.

Pick up a few surprises at the dollar store so that you can pull out prizes to make game night more special. This could also be a great place to store favorite snacks such as caramel or kettle corn – perfect to make movie night special. Finally, throw in a few decks of cards. There’s nothing like a card game or two to start building a competitive spirit!

What other activities does your family enjoy? Consider adding a few hidden craft kits or toys for an afternoon surprise. Art supplies or photos and scrapbook materials can also make a quiet day go faster, and your family may show unexpected skills, making something worth keeping.

So when you’re looking at the potential for your home, be sure to include space and tools for fun. They will liven up your life on a regular basis.

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