How to: Transform an Empty Space into a Game Room

Everyone loves to have a space in their home where they can get away from work, wind down, and have some fun! There is no better way than to create an entertainment room where the whole family join in and enjoy some down time. You can create an entertainment room from an empty space in your home such as a spare room or a finished basement filled with gaming equipment and your favorite leisure time activities. Here are our 5 must have essentials:

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Poker Tables: Casino games such as poker are a popular choice for many entertainment rooms. For the ultimate experience at home, you can furnish your room with a specially designed poker table or even a roulette table. Make sure to have a mini bar on hand to serve your guests as well as a retro jukebox, and dimmed lighting to set the mood!

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Slot machines: Even if you aren’t a fan of gambling, slot machines can be a fun way to add some excitement and humor to your game room. Family and guests will get the thrill out of playing for free, and you won’t have to worry about keeping them busy either.

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Pool Tables: A traditional gaming essential, billiard has always been my favorite game. Depending on how much money you are looking to spend, you can invest in a high quality wood table or even buy a lower-end one from your local Costco which also looks great.

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Foosball: Soccer fanatics will love this game and what’s great about it is the whole family can join in. Four players as well as a team to cheer them on at the side are always welcome!

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Darts – Buying a dart board is an easy and affordable way to instantly make a room feel like an entertainment room on a small budget. A good game of cricket is an easy way to bring home a traditional recreational game without having to spend a fortune.

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