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Basement Game Room

Basement Game Room

One of the best aspects of our house when we bought it was the fact that it had a large unfinished basement that had endless possibilities for what we could turn it into.  After much debate we decided to finish it and set it up as a family game room and hang out space, complete with foosball table, dart board, large sectional, wet bar, flat screen tv, and best of all a gorgeous pool table. We plan to spend many fun parties and lazy evenings or rainy days in this transformed space.  Setting up this type of room with large furniture items such as a pool table requires a good amount of planning and layout to make space for these things.  A pool table for example doesn’t only need room for the table itself which is usually 9 feet long and about 4 & 1/2 feet wide (standard size), but you need to allow for playing room, pool sticks and such to be able to extend out without banging into walls and other furniture.  Many basements (such as ours) also have support beams in the middle of the space which adds a challenge when doing a layout for a game room.  There was talk of adding a ping pong table as well, but we opted for the pool table due to limited space.  Eventually we decided not to have a sectional which cut into much of the space, but instead invest in some reclining arm chairs that can easily be re-positioned if necessary.  With a sort of L-shape to the room, we were able to define the spaces nicely with playing areas on one side, and tv viewing on the other.  Adding a bar, sink, and cooler fridge we stocked it up with drinks and bar equipment to make for some fun partying.

The search for the right pool table for our space took some time, we looked at used pool tables and brand new ones, and there were some great choices even on craigslist . We worked out a deal with a homeowner looking to get rid of theirs, all we had to do was hire pool table movers Worcester to disassemble it and set it back up in our basement. They were awesome and even refelted it so we had a brand new looking table all nicely set up in our basement.  After buying new balls and cues, we also set up a cool cue rack to store the cues nicely mounted on the wall.

All in all we are so happy with the result.