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Why It’s Smart to Buy Now: Would a Game Room Finally Help You Clear Your Living Room of Toys?

Why It’s Smart to Buy Now: Would a Game Room Finally Help You Clear Your Living Room of Toys?

March 9, 2023

Why It’s Smart to Buy Now: Would a Game Room Finally Help You Clear Your Living Room of Toys?

Do you trip over toys when navigating your way through your living room? Do you yelp in pain when you step on a rogue unseen Lego? You should consider a bonus (or game) room for all that clutter. A designated playroom is the perfect place for entertaining, especially if you have kids or friends and family who visit often.

What about game nights? Think about hosting game nights in your game room and instead of your living room being cluttered with poker chips or Play Station controllers, you can have a special room to enjoy your game time. The room is used purely for relaxation and entertainment. 

So, if you have that extra space in your home, remodel it to a game room that you, your family, and your friends can enjoy. Or, add it to the list of must-haves for the new home your considering! Here are a few benefits of having a home game room:

Family bonding time

A game room is a great place for the family to spend quality time together. It’s the perfect place for kids to play with their toys, teenagers to enjoy a game of pool, or adults to bust out the board games. And it doesn’t just have to be for groups … it could also be your personal space, where you sit and play video games in peace!

Increases home value

A separate game room most often increases the value of your home. Homebuyers love the idea of a bonus room for recreation, and it’s a rare find. So, they’re happy to pay the price for it when they find one.

Designated entertainment space

Another benefit of having a game room is that it creates a separate space for entertainment and all its clutter. All your family’s recreational belongings get stored here and many times it has a door that you can close to ignore the mess. It’s the ultimate way to keep the toys at bay while you’re entertaining adults or send kiddos in there to have some freedom.

The fun house

A home with a game room often becomes the fun house for older children and teens which means you have constant insight into your child’s conversations, friends, and activities. Pool tables, foosball, air hockey, or even arcade games can make a huge difference in the homes that older children want to hang out in. Beyond that, a room dedicated to gaming could also be the spot that everyone wants to visit.

A game room doesn’t have to be used only for playing games. It can also be used as an extra room for social gatherings or turned into a guest bedroom with a sleeper sofa. It can be the perfect space where your kids spend their afternoons or evenings. After all, cleaning one room is much easier than cleaning an entire house with scattered toys and mess all over!

So, if you’re even toying with the idea of moving to a new house, add this option to your list, especially if you have children. Our design team at Ideal Homes & Neighborhoods will be happy to work with you to design the perfect space. Our experts are ready and able to guide you through the complete home buying/homebuilding process, whether you’re interested in a custom home or one that’s ready to move into.

And what a time to buy! Ideal is offering savings and special promotions never offered before on custom builds in specific neighborhoods. All have the same Ideal warranties and amenities you won’t find anywhere else. We don’t play games when it comes to building your ideal home!