Basement Finish – Gaming & Rec Room in Denver



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Many people wonder what a rec room is in a home. It can be almost anything, but it’s generally a family area with comfortable seating. You may store your board games here, but you can also have more extensive systems.

Video Games VS. Board Games

For example, you may want to have a card table for poker games, a pool table, and may even have an air hockey table. Some people prefer to play blackjack, and the table can allow you to do that and keep everything fair. In fact, you could have your own personal casino to enjoy with the family or invite your friends over.

basement poker rec room
An antique wooden poker table in Denver

Foosball is another popular rec room game, and it’s meant for two people to play. This means you and the family can have hours of fun.

Other finished basement ideas can include making the room into a video game heaven. You have plenty of entertainment in the recreation room and can even start a club for your friends. Here, you can have a PS5, PlayStation VR, Windows VR, and more. Rift and Vive are also popular games to play.

The costs can range based on how much space you have and how you want it to look when it’s complete. However, most projects average between $80 to $300 per square foot.

How to decorate your gaming cave?

If you want to give your basement a makeover, there are many considerations. While you may be thinking more about the games you can play, you’ve got to focus on how the room looks.

Typically, you’re going to want to paint it a fun or relaxing color. That way, the moment you go downstairs, you know it’s game on!

foosball game in basement
Family fun in the rec room!

However, lighting is also essential. You’re probably going to be enjoying various games, so you want it to be bright enough that you can see what you’re doing.

The recroom also needs to have appropriate flooring and walls. You may want to add/remove some of the walls, and you’ve got to think about whether you want hardwood floors or carpeting.

This rooms’ décor is essential, and many people like the retro look. However, you can also decorate based on how the room is going to be used. For example, if you’re going to play pool on the pool table, you may want to use wood paneling and unique lights over the table itself. That way, it looks similar to what you might find in a bar or pub.

Ultimately, the same aspects apply if you’re putting in a ping pong table. However, you’re going to want brighter lights and plenty of space. Since you are moving around a bit, the carpet might not be ideal. Still, it’s your choice and your area, and you can do whatever you want with it.

Let’s go sport

Other people might want to turn it into a gaming room with various game tables. If it’s a large enough area, you can have ping pong, pool, foosball, and casino-style games.

video games in basement
Video games in the basement

Another option is to consider video games. Most modern households have a gaming child, but even adults can get in on the action. Therefore, you might want to reserve a spot for television, gaming chairs, and an entertainment system to house the gaming consoles and VR equipment.

It’s also great if you plan to have video nights where you watch movies. You can clear out the gaming chairs (or use them), pile up some blankets, grab some snacks, and watch your favorite comedy, romance movie, or action thriller.

Regardless of how you want to use your basement, now is definitely the time to think about remodeling it. You’re going to have the space you crave, it’s going to look great, and you’re going to be the top choice when people decide where to hang out and spend their time.

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  1. Thank you for the tips! I am currently researching on what to do with my man cave. Originally, this is our storage room. With the pandemic and all the free time I have in my hands, I decided to finally make this my own space. Plus I found this so it is all coming together now.

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