Game roomTraditional Family Room, Minneapolis
Charming lake cottage on Lake Minnetonka.
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This fun game room has floor-to-ceiling corrugated metal panels in the entire room, and the material is even integrated into the built-in bench and table base to maintain continuity. The panels can deflect random pool cue bumps well. Try that with drywall.
Prepare for Ping-Pong. This is not our ping-pong table. Ours is about 30 years old and is in an old, gross, unfinished basement. Mom took all the boxes and seldom-used kitchenware she stores atop it off, got a new net and some new balls, cleared away some big cobwebs, and that was it. No one cared that the table was old and the basement was yucky; they all still wanted to play. The oldest and youngest in our group, about 70 years apart in age, had the best time playing each other.
Soundproof your space. Noise levels can increase in game rooms. “Minimizing sound between floors can be done in many ways,” says Holloway. “Review options such as upgraded framing, Quiet Rock, added insulation, sound panels and more with your contractor so you can make an informed decision based on cost and importance."More basement-renovation guides:9 Expert Tips for Creating a Basement Bedroom12 Tips for a Basement Home Office5 Tips to Turn Your Basement into a Media Room