10 Things We Learned From Turning Our Garage Into a Games Room
Even if you don’t think about it, we Kiwis love gaming as much as anybody in the United Kingdom or the United States or anywhere in the world. Youngsters like me love gaming and this post is dedicated to something we did to spice things up at home.
Gaming is of no choice of age and gender. Old, young, male or female – it is an interest that has been around from generation to generation. Now, when playing, a designated place would be great, so that you can have an area to really relax and just have fun.
Hence, we made use of an underrated part of the home, the garage.
Extra useful space. Aside from being a storage for your cars and other belongings, the garage can be turned into something you want, which, in this case, is a sort of gaming arena.
Flooring. If you are to renovate, one that must be focused on first is the groundwork. It is basically what takes up the space and so, it must be made durable and able to bear the weight of everything. There are many types such as interlocking rubber floor tiles for garage, where the installation is very easy. Cleaning and maintenance will not be much of a chore as well.
Supposing you want to entrust the job to the experts, you can look for and hire garage flooring fitters.
Wall paint. To dramatically change a room’s atmosphere, well, going with a new coat will definitely do wonders. Whether you are to go dark or bright is your prerogative but it stands you will have to get paint that is strong and long lasting.
Windows. You can choose to completely cover your windows, like really get rid of them, or just make use of draperies. The latter can be a good way to still bring colour and style to the area.
Doors. For your garage doors, you must check if they are still in sound condition. Your locks should also be of high quality. Nevertheless, the responsibility will be in your own hands. Always remember to close and lock them up for your safety.
Light and Ventilation. Whether you are to stay all day and all night in your gaming room, proper lighting and air must be inside, so that you will be with utmost comfort.
Furniture. This is also the same with the furniture pieces you put inside. Make sure they are functional and comfortable. On top of that, do not overcrowd the place and just do arrange it well.
Technology. Gaming nowadays can be mostly with the use of computers and so, you must decide whether you are to just utilise your existing one or maybe buy a new model. When you are to play, computer specifications should really be top notch.
Electrical Matters. And with technology, of course, you will have to make sure that circuits, wirings and all that are properly done. This is to avoid any complications such as fires and gadget damage.
Storage. A play room can have toy collectibles, gaming CDs and DVDs and other merchandise. Hence, you need to have depositories that can effectively keep them hidden from view if not in use. Having them with locks would be great as well. There are many cabinets out there that you can purchase.