As we have all been spending more than normal time at home, it’s only natural to think of different ways to utilize your home for entertainment. Making these improvements timeless and navigating the needs of different age groups is also a tricky task. We spoke with the team at Hobbs, Inc, about what they would add to their basements to create a space that can keep families busy and of course add value to homes in the long run. As 3rd generation builders with 65 years of experience we consider them experts in their field, so here are five ways to transform your basement into the perfect entertainment area.
#1: A Climbing Wall
Let’s face it – it’s been a long year and it’s going to be an even longer winter. Now how do you keep those energy filled kids active when the temperature dips into the 20s? Well there is no better way to get that energy out than building them an indoor climbing wall. Find a nook in your basement or even take over a whole side and your kids will be entertained for hours.
#2: A Movie Theater
Moving nights have become a norm in our house this past year – and there’s just something so exciting about watching your favorite film on the big screen! Would you be a snuggle on the couch family or everyone gets their own big chair family? Add in a popcorn and concession area and you’re good to go. Our friends at Hobbs, Inc also suggested that this room could double as a gaming room for your big kids to play their favorite video games with their friends, so it’s a must for any basement transformation!
#3: A Bar
Mom and Dad need some fun too! Until bars and restaurants open for full capacity, and we feel comfortable being in large crowds again, having a home bar to host your family and friends is the perfect solution. I don’t know about you, but we’ve been practicing our craft cocktails in this house and a beautiful custom bar would be the perfect place to serve them! The best thing about a bar area is that they are fully customizable. Would you go with a classic bar look, a farmhouse style, kitchenette or a maybe a modern flair?
#4: Pool Table or Game Room
There has never been more of a need for fun at home. What better way to round out your entertainment space than to have a pool table or a game room? The Hobbs, Inc team suggested that you can even get super creative with a game room space and bring in an air hockey table, old school arcade games, or, if space permits maybe even a shuffle board table! The list is literally endless for nostalgic games, but the memories and fun are endless as well.
#5: A Golf Simulator
I think most husbands would put this at the top of their renovation lists! Since golf is clearly a seasonal hobby in New Jersey, adding in a simulator to your basement entertainment area brings your love of the sport indoors for year round enjoyment and practice. Nothing screams family fun, like a day on the links… without leaving your home! Whatever your style of entertainment is and the ongoing need for creative outlets for your kids to burn off some energy, let the team at Hobbs, Inc help you to transform your basement into your perfect family zone for fun, safe entertainment all year round.
This post was done in partnership with Hobbs, Inc. To schedule your free consultation, visit their website or call 201.818.3909 today.