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Family Game Room at Home Needs Adequate Thinking, Thorough Building

Posted by: Vaugh Cohen on November 5, 2014

If you have a modestly-sized house and some disposable income you would like to invest in making some improvements, you can never go wrong with having a family game room built. In his October 29, 2014 entry for his blog, Gaming Space, Ben Laymon writes:

Family Game Room at Home Needs Adequate Thinking Thorough Building

In today’s technology driven world, people are losing interest in playing games as social media and internet has taken over our lives. In this mundane life adding a bit of fun or color won’t harm you- in fact it will be a good way to bring the family together and maybe have a “game night” every week. It would be a good get together and increase the level of involvement among family members.

Poring over what game pieces to move can be challenging but stressful if the environment is slightly awkward-looking. With that in mind, you can consider having a proper entertainment place built at home through game room design experts like the team from Pharaoh Manufacturing.

What to play

Part of the challenge in having a room remodeled into a game room is taking stock of what everybody usually plays. Laymon said you have to ask yourself what games they already play and they are interested to learn. Only then you can budget for the game room furniture pieces you really want to put in.


Remodeling a room into a game room can be the same as converting an old garage or basement into a bar or office, but some visualization will be important before the first moves are made. Some gaming supplies firms offer special design simulators to properly guide customers with the planning. Take the time to have your family chip with any design cues they want incorporated.

There will often be a centerpiece to grab people’s attention when they enter the room. Laymon suggests deciding on the main attraction right away to help govern all design efforts around it. Study the lighting options you need for the room; this may be vital to helping players focus.

Decide on the appropriate kind of flooring needed for the game room and your maintenance options. Make sure that it does not create potential for safety accidents.

In many ways, nothing beats actually holding a game piece in your hand that doesn’t require some computer code to show on a screen. All it takes is adequate understanding of the rules, thinking ahead, and having fun with your loved ones. Let companies like Pharaoh Manufacturing set you up with the best entertainment room options.

(Source: Designing a Game Room for your Family, Gaming Space)

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