If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us one thing, it was how to make the most out of our homes. After all, we were locked down inside them for a considerable time. That meant working, taking all your meals, and recreating at home. It also meant a new reliance on digital tech.
In 2023, many homes are not only outfitted with a state-of-the-art kitchen and all the modern appliances that go with it, but they also come with a high-tech TV room, a man cave, and a gaming room. It’s the latter that’s the new kid on the block, so to speak.
Designs for these rooms can be as dramatic and expensive as you can afford. But one thing is for sure, a whole lot of electronics are going to be installed in your gaming room, and not all of the computer equipment will be covered by a company warranty should breakdowns occur.
Enter the home warranty. For around $30 to $100 per month, you can cover all the breakdowns that are likely to occur with your appliances and HVAC system. You might even find a company that will cover, in part, all your electronics. How do you choose the right home warranty company for you?
Says Cinch Home Services, it’s of vital importance to review multiple companies and their policies when searching for the best home warranty plan for your needs and budget. Only then can you be sure that you don’t end up hiring one of the worst home warranty companies.
This is something to keep in mind when constructing your ultimate game room. That said, what exactly goes into designing your home’s gaming paradise? According to a recent report by Bienal Custom Closets, designing and building your own gaming room does not have to be a complicated and overwhelming experience.
Be it a room for simple board games or a high-tech entertainment center, building a gaming room can be fun for the entire family. Here’s how to design your gaming room for 2023 and beyond.
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Your Needs and Layout
Prior to creating your version of the ultimate gaming room, you need to begin with a plan and have at least a very good idea of how you wish to best utilize your home space. Having a layout in mind is crucial prior to purchasing décor, accessories, furniture, and gaming electronics.
For example, if it’s your intention to invite family and friends for regular gaming nights, you need furniture that can accommodate a relatively large crowd. Or, if the room is just for the kids, you want to make sure you purchase furniture and electronics that can take a beating.
Selecting the Right Decor
A large part of creating your game room is choosing the perfect décor that will complement the space. This means selecting the right pieces that will last for years. When it comes to buying furniture, you want to go for rugged, but you also want it to blend well with the space. This even goes for carpeting, where you can enjoy more flexibility in color and design.
Go With a Big Desk
You’re going to be using more than one large monitor for your gaming competitions. This means you need to acquire a big desk. It will provide surface area not only for your monitors but also for your many gaming consoles.
You can also use the desk to set up your laptop. In the end, the bigger the desk, the better.
Take a Cue from The Man Cave
You might want to check out a few man caves just to get an idea of all the great possibilities you can create for your gaming room. For instance, you can add a bar, along with a sink, a built-in microwave, and some other kitchen appliances, such as a blender.
If you plan on smoking cigars, you’ll want to make sure the room is well-vented with an HVAC system that’s in tip-top working order (again, this is where a home warranty comes in handy).
Says Bienal Closets, the most up-to-date gaming chairs, are a must. They not only give your room a luxurious feel, but they are simply more comfortable. After all, you’re going to spend hours on end at your gaming table. Make sure your chairs are large enough to be comfortable but not so large they take up too much space and get in the way of the on-screen action.
The Right Lighting and Gaming Systems
The right lighting design is said to be one of the most important components to creating your unique game room. The room should be bright enough to see well but not so bright you can’t see the boards or enjoy a game’s colorful graphics. Also, it should be easy to control the lighting right from your desk. You want to go for the perfect ambiance when it comes to your lighting system.
You will also want to choose the perfect console and gaming systems for your gaming room. The console should be powerful enough to handle all the games you wish to play. This means consoles and monitors that can handle high-end graphics processing.
In the end, you’ll be spending a lot of time in your game room competing not only with your friends but with other gamers from around the world. You want to make the room not only special but as perfect as possible.
Joel is a whiz with computers. When he was just a youngster, he hacked into the school's computer system and changed all of the grades. He got away with it too - until he was caught by the vice-principal! Joel loves being involved in charities. He volunteers his time at the local soup kitchen and helps out at animal shelters whenever he can. He's a kind-hearted soul who just wants to make the world a better place.