Have you got a spare room in your home? Chances are youâ€™ve been thinking about what to do with it.The obvious choice would be to set it up as a spare bedroom for when guests stay over. But, if youâ€™ve already got such a room set up, it makes sense to repurpose the unused room for something else.
Those of you with children might be thinking of turning it into a games room for your kids. If thatâ€™s what youâ€™re planning to do, itâ€™s likely you might need some inspiration. After all; you wouldnâ€™t be here reading this blog post, right? Today Iâ€™ll share with you some ideas. They are as follows:
Decorate the room with a theme in mind
The first thing you need to do is create a particular theme for their new games room. Iâ€™ve seen some examples of walls painted to look like scenes out of the Super Mario Brothers game! Others might use another game as their theme, like Pacman or Space Invaders.
If youâ€™ve got young kids, make sure the way you decorate the room wonâ€™t give them nightmares! Remember: itâ€™s meant to be a fun place to hang out for them, not a scary one. When it comes to carpet, choose a light color as it will go well with any theme you choose.
Make sure that you choose a thick underlay for the carpet, so that itâ€™s comfort for your children to sit or lie down on.
Install a PC
Letâ€™s face it; if your kids are old enough, they will want a computer. I recommend â€ślocking downâ€ť the PC you install so that they canâ€™t access any â€śquestionableâ€ť websites. Be sure to add Internet security software to it, and set up the firewall so that they can only go online at certain times of the day.
Be sure to add sites like http://playberry.com/ to the web browserâ€™s bookmarks. That way, they can play online games without needing to search for any. The spec of the PC should be good enough that they can also play games through Steam, for example.
Without a doubt, the â€śpiece de resistanceâ€ť in their games room has to be an arcade machine! Your kids might not have seen many of them so far, but adding one will bring an air of nostalgia and retro gaming to the room!
The arcade machine you get should be one that is suitable for younger children, of course.
Are your children football-mad? If so, a welcome addition to their games room has to be, without a shadow of a doubt, a table football game! The brilliant thing about them is that they help to build up creativity, concentration and skill.
Sure; thatâ€™s what video games do as well. But, with table football, they donâ€™t need electricity to play it. That means your energy bills will be lower when your kids are in the games room!
So, now that youâ€™ve got some inspiration, itâ€™s time to get busy!