Let’s Play!

One of the delights of building a custom home is creating spaces unique for you and your family! Increasingly we are seeing Games Rooms incorporated into the design of custom homes. Interestingly “Games Room” supports a variety of activities from pool tables and darts to sports to video gaming. To ensure a Games Room fully supports your activity, planning from design through finish stages is required.
Some of the Games Rooms we’ve seen include:

  • Golf simulator
  • Putting green
  • Sports rooms: hockey, soccer, basketball, bowling, baseball,
  • Batting cage
  • Billiard table
  • Dart Boards
  • Archery
  • Game tables: foosball, air hockey, table tennis, and more
  • Video gaming
  • Board games: chess, checkers, Parcheesi, Monopoly, and so on
  • Card tables for bridge, mah-jong, poker and so on
  • Arcade
Games room with bowling lane and arcade

 

To create the ultimate play experience, consider the following in your home design:

Foundation: Does the basement need to be deeper? 

Framing: Do ceilings need to be higher? Window placement consideration Room size and door size (so the gaming equipment can be brought in!)

Electrical: Are special circuits or wires required? What are the lighting requirements? Are audio and video components required?

Walls: Is sound proofing required? Do walls need protection e.g. cork, high density polyethylene (HPDE) or other material?

HVAC: Is separate heating and cooling required? Are there special ventilation needs?

Flooring: Is heating required? Do floors need to be sprung? Durability and comfort considerations

Plumbing: Are waterlines required?

Cabinetry: Storage requirements for equipment, games, books, and accessories

Interior design: Is there a theme? What energy do you want to create for the space?

 

 

 

 

Video Gaming Room

Designing the perfect space for how you play is a lot of fun and the effort pays for itself through endless enjoyment in the comfort of your own custom home!