Explore photos of various game room design styles to inspire your next renovation and connect with the professionals that completed the work.
Most families which outfit a spare room in the house as a game room really fall under three different "categories," as it were: a child's playroom, an electronic gaming wonderland, and a man cave. Each of these types of rooms have their own unique qualities which can change over time as the user's interests change.
Child's Playroom. A game room being designed for a child's use is especially popular with families for obvious reasons. A child's game room can provide a welcome respite for stay-at-home parents who want to give their young one a place to give them some peace and quiet for a few hours. At the same time, a game room can give a child a place to be themselves and make as much of a mess as they want while also providing a place to teach them responsibility and how to be a courteous entertainer. The look of a child's game room is dependent almost entirely on their age. Starting off, your design options might be limited to toy chests, shelves, and maybe a closet. But as they get older, you might want to consider putting in a small entertainment center for a TV, radio, and a video game console. Many child's game rooms can also be converted over time into an office space for your high schooler or stay-at-home college kid.
Electronic Media Center. Another popular option for game rooms is the full conversion of a room into an electronic gaming center. Game rooms like these are tailored for adults who enjoy classic video game consoles and old arcade styles. A high-powered computer would be present as well for Internet streaming, a popular source of online entertainment for millions of people around the world.
Man Cave. Many of the elements incorporated in an electronic-based game room might also be found in the "man cave." Aside from the old arcade boxes, a man cave might also incorporate many other types of gaming and entertainment such as a pinball machine. Man caves might also have a small bar present (which can actually increase the value of your home depending on where you live) as well as a large television set for watching sporting events.
Hiring a designer can help tremendously with giving you the proper aesthetic you want from your game room. A designer can also help you decide the best ways to maximize the storage space of the gaming center while also helping you hide many of those ugly cords you don't want hanging around everywhere, thereby making your place of enjoyment so much more enjoyable.
When it comes to home entertainment, nothing can truly exceed the enjoyment a game room can provide for your family. But unlike many other rooms in the house (with the exception of possibly the living room and the dining room), what distinguishes a game room is the fact that very little of the characteristics are generated by things that are built into the house. The character of a game room is almost entirely dependent on the things you put in there. Whether your game room is being built for the kids or as a family entertainment center, you need to be familiar with some of the design tropes pertaining to game rooms.