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Creating a Luxury Games Room for the 21st Century

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Variety


Work hard, play hard has always been an axiom that underpins successful people living luxury lifestyles. Dip into the pages of classic literature or watch a period movie and you will see that the concept is nothing new. The most luxurious homes of the rich and famous always featured a games room, and this was where society’s movers and shakers would gather after dinner and get down to the serious business of the day.

Today, billiard tables and cigars might no longer be the fashion, but one thing that is certain is that our leisure time is more precious to us than ever. Given the rise of social gaming as a means of relaxing and spending time with family and friends, a games room is more relevant today than it has ever been. But what are its key ingredients?


Connectivity

Whether it’s a family game of Fortnite or a gathering of friends streaming sporting events and using Unibet to have a competitive wager on the outcome, a reliable internet connection is essential. Many luxury homeowners choose a basement conversion for their games room, and that is fine, but make certain the IT infrastructure is in place. A patchy two-bar WiFi connection to a router somewhere else in the house just won’t cut it, so invest in either an extender, or better still, a dedicated router.

The right screen

The best gaming experience demands a top quality screen. Keep in mind, however, that you also need optimum compatibility for PC, Xbox, PlayStation and so on. While a top end home theatre and projector might seem a tempting addition, you don’t want to employ the services of a full IT team, so a range-topping smart TV makes more sense. Choose one with multiple USB and HDMI ports and you can switch from one system to another at the press of a button.  

Don’t fall into the trap of simply buying the biggest TV you can get. 55” or 65” will probably be an ideal choice, but there is a science behind selecting the right screen size depending on the size of the gaming room and where you sit in relation to the screen. Do some research and get it right.

Sitting comfortably?

When it comes to seating, you need to think about style as well as functionality. If you want your gaming room to look like a home arcade, then by all means check out the gaming chairs on offer, but for something with a little more sophistication, theater seats are a compelling choice. These provide all the support you need for gaming while lending style to the room.

Finishing touches

A bar, complete with a fridge, optics and a good coffee machine provides a practical and stylish way to have the refreshments on hand. It doesn’t have to take up lots of space, particularly if you go for a corner layout.

You could also consider adding some retro fun, for example with a pinball machine or arcade machine. Tie all these things together, and you’ll create a room that the whole family can enjoy.

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