Shelter Island fisherman's cottageBeach Style Shed, New York
pool table, cottage, barn, photography
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4. Shelter Island, New York. Double doors that open when the mood strikes for a game of pool spark a sense of fun. This spot is sure to be popular when friends are over.
Getting it through the door. Thankfully, you don’t need barn doors. Getting a pool table through a standard-size door usually isn’t a problem, because most are assembled onsite in sections. However, if you have an obstruction such as a staircase near your entry door, it could pose a problem.Maneuvering it into place. Here’s where navigation gets tricky. Spiral staircases and hallways with tight turns are the biggest issue. Most slate tops are 1 inch thick and made in three pieces, so turns are easier to handle. However, Grimaldi notes that his company’s high-end custom tables and outdoor waterproof tables are one-piece slates.Thankfully, many billiards specialists offer in-home site visits to ensure that the equipment can be maneuvered through and fit in the desired location. It’s best to check rather than run the risk of its not fitting.
The peace of mind that comes from knowing exactly where your teenager is may be worth the amount of money you’d spend on a game room. Depending on your budget, your teenage haven can have a comfy couch and a big-screen TV for the Wii, or even a foosball table and a vintage pinball machine.
Step 2: Make Your Wish ListsSit down separately and write up lists of everything your heart craves in a home. At this point don't worry about budget or space limitations; let your imagination run free and just get it all down on paper.
A great black and white color scheme surrounds the pool table in this modern pool table barn. Oversized black and white art becomes a focal point behind the table. Notice how the barn aesthetic is created with oversized barn doors and interior walls sans drywall. Modern touches, like the lighting and Panton chair, strike a great contrast against the barn details.
Remember all that furniture we’ve been talking about moving away? All this time you’ve probably been wondering where the heck you’d put it. Here’s a suggestion: the garage. Not only does it make room inside, but it also creates an additional furnished space. You'll have a spacious interior and a space for the kids to hang. More: Arrange Your Furniture for EntertainingArrange Your Furniture for the TV and People, Too
Not all manly confines have to be dedicated to the basement. I love the use of contrast in this secondary barn space. The dark pool table not only stands out among traditional billiard setups, but really pops in the all-white room.
Turn an exterior space—such as a shed or a garage—into a game room with your pool table as the centerpiece. The sleek black and white design of the space here makes it look far more upscale than a typical shed game room.