Interesting guest post about creating a family games room in a garden room:
A garden room is the perfect blank canvas to create the dream room you've always wanted, whether that be a home gym, a workspace away from the kids, or the ultimate family games room.
At the time of writing, we are in a national lockdown, but that won't always be the case. Cast your mind forward to those endless summers evenings with the smell of BBQ in the air, friends and family come together for the backyard meet up, and watch their faces change when they realise you have a fully kitted out games room!
Here are the essentials you'll need for a games room that will keep your garden parties in the front of people's minds for a long time to come.
The pride and joy of the games room, the centre of the party games. Most garden rooms have more than enough room for a pool table, especially with the doors opened up you’ll be able to maneuver around and nobody will have excuses for an inaccurate shot. A pool table isn't just something for parties though, even on a quiet weekend or after a stressful weekday you can practice your skills for a few hours with your favourite music in the background. That brings us onto our next garden room must have
There are so many options when it comes to music and audio, but the one that fits the theme of the games room would be a good old fashioned jukebox. There are more modern solutions too, like linking up wireless speakers from the house all the way to the garden room, for a seamless audio experience.
You may be a fan of the more traditional games room features such as arcade machines, pool tables or even ping pong, but we have to talk about the new era of games rooms which come in the format of playstations and xbox’s. Garden rooms can be fitted with full electrical sockets throughout, so you can mount your TV and connect a games console in no time at all. Sit back on a comfy chair and fully immerse yourself with no distractions, or let the kids take ownership whilst you claim your home back.
Now you’ve got the main features down, let's talk about those finishing touches that complete the room.
From signed and framed football shirts, to boxing gloves worn by your favourite fighter, get them on the wall and display them with pride. They make great talking points and look much better showcased in a space revolving around games and sports. You could go one step further and install some lighting positioned to highlight the memorabilia and add a touch of luxury.
A Mini Bar
Some may call it an extra, some may have classed it as an essential, but every games room needs a mini bar. Stock it up with your favourite beverages or cocktail making ingredients with a few snacks hung up on the wall. Again, throw in some quality lighting choices here, maybe a neon sign to finish.
That should be a good start for your games room, and we’re sure the memories created from this space will be memories to last a lifetime. You can purchase items discussed like the pool tables and ping pong tables via www.homeleisuredirect.com and be sure to contact us if you have any questions regarding your garden rooms.