Make a Smooth Transition into 2008!

Bringing the Fun Back to Basement Remodeling

Hello again for another edition of the SignatureForum Home Services Newsletter! We've already looked at how to heat your homes and how to find the best home remodeling deals, but this month we're going to take a look at what's happening underneath your homes. You don't need to leave that basement unfinished. Make an investment in your home and family by building a game room.

There are countless options when it comes to basement remodeling, but nothing really brings out the kid in a homeowner quite like a game room installation. In fact, as a basement remodeling project, executing your game room design can be almost as much fun as the games themselves.

Game Room Remodeling: Starting Below the Surface

For many homeowners, the basement is the ideal place to start a game room remodeling project. The basement is unique room in the home because it can provide a large open space, but at the same time it is secluded from high traffic areas. The means noisy fun can be had in a basement game room while the rest of the home, such as the living room or master bedroom, stays nice and quiet.

However, before you begin the huge undertaking of basement remodeling, there are a few things you need to consider. For example, how much space are you working with? A low ceiling or a confined space might require some serious construction or deconstruction as the case may be. Taking down walls can add a lot to the bill. A professional basement remodeling contractor can accurately access your remodeling designs and give you a cost estimate. This can help make you decide whether you want to go with a great space that's safe for kids or lots of fun expensive games... or both.

The Most Important Part of any Game Room: Having Fun!

Have fun with your game room design, but think specific: What types of games or entertainment do you want, what are the seating options, or the even general ambiance you're trying to achieve? There are the classic game room pieces to choose from like pool tables, foosball, table tennis, or air hockey. These are larger units that sometimes require higher ceilings and plenty of perimeter space. Everything has specific dimensions: arcade machines, video game consoles, pinball machines, and even dartboards. If there's not enough space for your classic Pac-Man machine, then you might want to go with a smaller video game console. Likewise, darts not only require the dartboard by a safe area to throw the darts in. The space of your basement has to be a consideration.

The more detailed and specific your game room design looks on paper, the easier it will be for a home remodeling contractor to make your plan a reality. Think practically and specifically, but never forget what the goal is: having fun! So, challenge your spouse to a game of billiards, teach your kids the fine art of foosball, or have your friends over to watch the big game! Just make a plan and have fun with it.

From all of us at SignatureForum, thanks for reading this Home Improvement Newsletter. We'll be back next month with more home services tips that can help you stay ahead in an ever-changing industry. For more home improvement advice right now you can always read SignatureForum's Home Services Blog, or to find out about a basement remodeler or general contractor in your area, don't hesitate to Contact Us today.

Until Next Time,

The SignatureForum Staff


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March 2008
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