Basement Table Top Game Room!

There are so many different designs of home conversions for entertainment rooms that it is difficult to have a “default” or standard design. Since most lofts, basements and other rooms are so differently shaped and designed uniquely, it is much better to customise each conversion. Since home entertainment systems are also accessible for most rooms within a home except for a bathroom space, there isn’t a specific requirement for them to be placed in. There are also so many different types of home entertainment rooms that can differ from video game entertainment rooms to home cinemas with surround sound. Some even prefer a classic arcade style room or a room that is filled with table top games such as snooker or table football. That is why I think it would be cool to go into detail about some of the rooms I have had the opportunity to work on.

One of the first home entertainment rooms that I have ever created was a simple table top entertainment room. This room came with a basement conversion, and the sole design was for one of the home owners to have somewhere to play games such as snooker and ping pong with his friends. The actual job itself was relatively easy since the basement itself had already been constructed, so the conversion itself was mainly the redecoration of the basement itself. The entire process lacked construction within the basement itself, so the conversion became about creating the best design possible for the home entertainment room itself.

The most important aspect for me was to ensure the lighting within the basement matched the design that we had created. Lighting is very important inside of a room like a basement that has very little to no natural light, and this basement lacked any lighting or windows. So, we wanted to ensure that the lighting rig had been set up properly. The home owner wanted more of an underground bar theme for the design, so on top of the somewhat relaxing dimmed lighting, we thought that adding some lighting fixtures on the wall would be a great idea. One of the ways we did this was to purchase a customised neon light, which had the name of the home owner itself. We also added a few wall lamps that were powered electronically to give the room itself a bit more of a bar feel too.

I also personally thought that a few wall decorations like posters and a black and white chalk board would be a cool feature. The wall decorations were simple beer advertisements that you would see in the 1970’s and 1980’s, that were usually designed with a somewhat vintage colour and writing style. We also added a mock 1950’s cigarette poster that looked antique because it matched the vibe of the design within the room. I also added the chalk board so the home owner or any visitors could write any messages that they wanted on the wall to give it a more welcoming presence. With this, we made sure to add hardwood flooring rather than carpeting so that if the home owner or friends ever have a drink and spill it, it could easily be cleaned up rather than stained.

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Home entertainment rooms

As someone who has worked as a home converter of many types such as loft conversions, basement conversions, observatory conversions, ordinary home renovations and many other types of conversions, I have experience creating home entertainment rooms that surpass most within the industry. I originally fell into this line of work from the experience that I have as an ordinary builder. I worked on so many residential projects and commercial projects around the Leeds area that eventually I decided to specialise into one specific niche. The niche that I decided I wanted to specialize in was residential renovations and construction. This includes extensions and even creating new homes completely. Within the years working as a residential builder, I decided I wanted to only focus on the residential new builds too. Over time, this turned into becoming a home conversion specialist.

Now that I have had so many years working on residential properties, I really began enjoying converting lofts and basements that included home cinemas. I enjoy creating home cinemas, video game rooms and any other type of home entertainment room. I think it is partially because I enjoy those rooms myself, so creating new home entertainment rooms that are designed differently or look different from others is enjoyable for me. I also have a great affinity to video games and home cinemas because I love video games and movies. It is one of my biggest hobbies day to day, and I use either activity to relax after work. This is part of the reason I enjoy working on these home entertainment rooms whenever I can. I also like seeing the home owners happy once a project is completed, and most of the time the creation of a home entertainment room is the biggest reason customers are so delighted after a project is finished.

I also really enjoy the home cinema rooms because of how personal they are for home owners. Having your own home cinema is considered a luxury room that most people in the world cannot afford, yet most people would love to have their own. From the comfortable chairs to the large screen projection and surround sound, it feels exactly like a normal cinema theatre. It also helps immerse you into whatever is on the screen. Once you can insulate the room and block all sound and natural light leaking, the room itself feels that much more special. You are surrounded in complete darkness apart from the film itself, and when you compare that with the comfortable chairs you feel like you are in the world of whatever is on the screen while being as comfortable as possible.

A home cinema or entertainment room is also a real bragging point when it comes to having your own room. Everyone you know would enjoy or like the room itself, so it becomes fun for any guests to see your home. It is also fun as the home owner to see someone appreciate anything within your home, and it becomes a special thing. Any of this can be achieved through loft or basement conversions, and after the construction process, knowing you have such a room available to you feels even better due to the investment and wait.

 

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