With the colder months quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to take advantage of your indoor space.
A fun and easy way to do this is to incorporate a game room into an area of your home that might be unused. This is the perfect space where the whole family can enjoy classic games and compete head to head in action-packed video games. Take a look at some ideas below and transform your area into the perfect spot for a family game night!
Build a Gaming World
Between Wii, PlayStation and Xbox, there’s a video game console for everyone. Installing a built-in entertainment area complete with all your gaming needs is sure to keep everyone entertained. Build shelves for video game and console storage, and hide remotes and extra cords in cabinets. Provide ample comfy seating that allows gamers and viewers alike to follow the action on screen.
A poker table is the perfect excuse to invite guests over to play a few rounds. A poker table serves as a place to gather and catch up with friends while betting a few dollars. Many tables now have reversible tops for increased functionality.
Kick Back with the Classics
Pacman? Air Hockey? Foosball? Install all your favorite gaming machines and invite your friends over for a blast from the past. This will surely be an attraction both you and your kids will enjoy.
Implementing a theme into your game room is a fun and inspiring way to show off your personality and interests. Movie and sports themes are popular trends that allow you to use playful décor. Use sports memorabilia to create a wall honoring all your favorite sports teams or frame old movie posters for a theater-like experience.
Back to the Basics
Although electronics have drastically changed the way we play games, playing old fashioned board games is a great way to bring the family together. Install a closet where you can store favorites like Monopoly, Scrabble and Scattegories and make sure you have a large table so everyone can enjoy!
What are your family’s favorite games to play together?