If you have a basement, you can use it for various purposes: make a basement bar, a kitchen, a bathroom, a family room, a home cinema or realize your dream – create a game room! A basement game room will be a great idea for everybody: both adults and kids can play different games and video games there, a man can use it as his man’s cave and invite his friends there. A game room should be a combination of comfort and technological assortments – from the latest consoles to the cool, relaxing couch.
Insulate your basement properly – do it yourself or hire specialists otherwise you won’t be able to spend here time during cold days. keep in mind that a basement can be a bit damp, so handle it while insulating – you don’t want your consoles spoilt, do you? Consider adding a window-mounted air conditioner to negate some of the heating issues encountered when clustering large amounts of electronics together, and the overall cooling effect will make your game room the most popular room of the house.
Soundproofing the gaming room should be your top priority not to bother your neighbors or family. Soundproofing also helps in improving the sound quality inside the room. You can either go for a contractor who can sound proof the room or do some basic bit yourself that can absorb noise. Add framing to ceiling and walls, and use layers of insulating foam or drywalls designed specifically for noise control in buildings. Carpets, thick curtains and free-standing or wall mounted acoustic panels also absorb noise.
A game room can accommodate all types of games – poker, table football and hockey, pool, various table games, bowling and perhaps video games, too. If you go for video ones, you should plan and do wiring well. Cover all the wires under carpet, behind the shelves or tie them so that they do not spoil the look of the room. Instead of running wires across the room for the power socket, get a good looking, high-quality extension cord.
For online gamers, there should be a dedicated wireless network that should not be interfered with speed issues. Get yourself a gaming router to connect your console.
The gaming room should not be overly well-lit but the lighting should be such that the room is functional as well as stylish. One should have lighting at different places or specific areas of the room, as per the need. Do keep in mind, if you are going for a projector setting, the room should get completely dark for the best output. For a TV setup, a light should not be placed on the wall opposite to the TV. Prefer remote control lighting for more fun.