First Decide What you Want in Your Game Room
Here are some ideas for creating the perfect basement game room for you and your family:
Make it Recreational
Add things like a pool table, dart board, and even a foosball table to give it more of a recreational sports bar feel. You can also add in some comfortable chairs so people can sit down while they play. If you’re into sports or have kids who are, then decorate with memorabilia from their favorite teams. You can also incorporate other things that interest them such as video games or collectibles from their favorite movies or TV shows. The more personal items you have in the room, the more likely everyone is going to want to spend time there!
Classic Family Games
Create a Home Arcade
If you want to bring back some nostalgia from your childhood, add some vintage arcade games like Pac-Man or Street Fighter II machines into your basement game room. You can find these games at auctions, garage sales, or even online auctions like eBay. You can also find newer versions of the same games at local game stores. Make sure to keep in mind that people will likely have food and beverages while gaming. Because of this, it would be beneficial to add a few small tables so people have somewhere to put drinks and snacks.
Add Some Fun Lighting
Lighting can make or break a basement game room design. You want something fun and exciting that will help set the tone for a great gaming experience. Try adding colorful LED lights around the room for a colorful glow effect for any occasion.
Lighting isn’t just about making the space look nice—it also makes it safer. If you are going to be working with electricity in your basement, you need to make sure that all of your lights are properly installed and safe to use. If you don’t know how to do this yourself, hire an electrician that does!
Purchase Furniture and Accessories for your Basement Remodel
Choose furniture for your game room based on its purpose and style. For example, if it’s going to be used for parties then choose furniture that can accommodate large groups such as couches and tables with chairs around them; if it’s just for recreational play then consider buying recliners or other seating options for individual use only since most games are played by one person. If you plan on entertaining you will want to make sure you have a place for people to place their food and beverages. This will ensure if there is an accident, it won’t be on your felt pool table or PlayStation.
Consider Installing Soundproofing Material
Most basements are not very soundproof, so if your intention is to turn it into a place where people can play loud music or video games without disturbing the rest of the house, then this may be an important step to take. A good way to reduce noise is by using soundproofing material on walls and ceilings, as well as flooring that won’t make too much noise when walked on. Carpet is usually the best option for a basement remodel like this.
When it comes to soundproofing your basement game room, you want the best possible material for the job. But what type of flooring is best for soundproofing?
Here are some of the best acoustic flooring materials:
Carpet or carpet tiles are known for mitigating impact sound, They’re also great for dampening noise in basements because they absorb vibrations caused by foot traffic.
Cork is another popular choice due to its ability to dampen noise and absorb vibrations caused by footsteps. Many cork floors are made with recycled cork, which makes them eco-friendly as well!
Wood plastic composite, or WPC, is an eco-friendly alternative to hardwood that’s made from renewable resources like bamboo, pine, or eucalyptus pulp. It’s durable enough to withstand heavy traffic and resists scratching and denting better than traditional hardwoods do. Plus it comes in a variety of styles including plank and tile patterns so you can design your basement remodel just how you like it!
Rubber is one of the most effective soundproofing materials around. This material comes in sheets that are laid down on top of each other and glued together to create a seamless layer. Rubber can also be laid down over existing flooring, which makes it an excellent choice for basement game rooms. However, if you’re installing new rubber floors in your basement game room, be sure to choose a product that has been certified by an independent laboratory as having a sound absorption coefficient of at least 0.80 or greater.
Unlike rubber flooring, vinyl tile is made from plastic instead of rubber. This means that it’s lighter in weight than rubber but still offers similar benefits including durability and ease of installation. However, it won’t be quite as heavy-duty as rubber so if you’re planning on installing this material in high-traffic areas, you may want to consider something else like carpet or hardwood floors instead.
Let Allied Remodeling Contractors Help with your Basement Remodel in Lehi, Utah
While there are many popular uses for a finished basement, a major selling point is the increased home value. But more importantly, you will have a place to spend time with family and friends. Having a place that gives you all something fun to do together is priceless.
Whether you are just starting your basement remodel or just ready to redesign the space and turn it into a basement game room, you will need the help of a general contractor. At Allied Remodeling Contractors we will handle everything involved in the remodeling process. We work with the best electricians, HVAC techs, plumbers, you name it! So you can rest assured that your new basement game room will come together just as you envisioned.