“I wish I may, I wish I might, have a game room all to myself.” When we were kids, we used to play video games from the crack of dawn to the setting of the sun during our summer vacations. Oh, the feels! As we grew, we became more fond of video games. But, then, life happened. We got drowned in responsibilities and late-sittings. The idea of maintaining a game room in our house – that used to dominate our minds when we were kids – disappeared somewhere.
If you are living in a house with a basement, you can easily turn your childhood fantasy into a reality. A room full of video games, how exciting! We mean, let’s be honest, book lovers get to create a home library in the basement; cooking experts get to have a separate basement kitchen, so what do game lovers get? They get a game room.
Read this article to find out what factors you should keep in mind while building a game room in your basement.
Tips to Build a Basement Game Room
1. Use the Space Wisely
If you have the entire basement at your disposal, you might be tempted to bring in as many games as you can. However, you have to assess the space wisely. Many gaming equipment – for example an air hockey table or a snooker table – require additional free space of up to 5 feet. So when you are arranging the gaming furniture, be careful of the fact that you haven’t overpacked the room with too many activities. An overpacked room will not look visually appealing.
2. Comfort Level
It is a given that you will also play video games in your gaming room. This means that you will spend a big amount of time on a chair or a sofa. This is why it is important to choose comfortable furniture for your gaming room so that you don’t have to deal with unbearable pain by the end of your gaming session.
Gaming computers are quite powerful because they produce a great amount of heat. The heat produced can make your room hot – making it impossible for you to stay in the room for long. To deal with this problem, you should keep the room cool at all times. If you are a bit concerned about the excessive use of the AC, you should consider installing multiple fans in the room to keep the room temperature low.
Noise levels in the gaming room cannot be reduced. But you can take steps to minimize sound between floors. With the help of options, including upgraded framing, added insulation, or sound panels, you can soundproof the room to an acceptable level.
Creating a game room in your basement is a good way to put the unused space – which many people ignore to use – into some use. Contact any contractor and get a construction plan for your room in a timely manner.