Updating Basement Gameroom
The game room is typically a family and friends gathering place. As such, it is also a heavily trafficked area. This holds especially true to the schoolhouse game room due the walk out to the flagstone patio, which the homeowner has furnished with four red adirondack chairs and a fire pit. And although this extended outdoor living space encourages the easy transition from the bar and/or game room to the outdoor social area, it also invites a heavily soiled entrance.
To keep the flooring low-maintenance, the homeowner removed the previous wall to wall carpet and installed carpet tiles. Now if a section of the carpet tile becomes dirty or damaged, just lift out the offending piece and replace it with a new one; or, you can wash and treat the carpet tile and replace it.
The bar green laminate counter was removed and replaced with glass mosaic tile. To bring the dark wood of the main floor and upstairs to the basement, the dated 70′s mirror wall was removed and replaced with wood flooring.
The clear finished oak wood was stripped, sanded, primed and painted the same crisp white as the remainder of the house. The wall cabinets were customized and wired to hold a large flat screen television, perfect for watching games while playing pool, sitting at the bar or playing cards at the card table.
New white glass pendant lights were installed behind the bar. A light that spans over 40″ wide and has a white paper shade with PVC liner and matching diffuser was installed above the pool table, creating ice-white light easy on the eyes. A fresh coat of light beach colored sand finishes the walls and makes this game room a hit for hosting football parties, entertaining or simply enjoying with the family.
Please visit the slide show for a preview of the finished room.