4 Reasons Why You Want to Convert the Basement into a Family Game Room

| February 24, 2020 | 2 Comments

4 Reasons Why You Want to Convert the Basement into a Family Game Room

You’re tired of the basement being nothing more than storage space. There must be something that you can do with that area. If you have children, why not call a local basement company and find out what it would take to transform the space into a family game room?

Here are four reasons why this strategy would serve you well for a long time.

4 Reasons Why You Want to Convert the Basement into a Family Game Room
Lower level basement with large play area

1. A Safe Place for the Kids

Safety is one of the primary concerns when you have children. You want them to have space that’s secure so they can play all sorts of games and enjoy different amusements while still remaining under your watchful eye. The nice thing about converting the basement into a play room is that it’s a contained space. You always know where the kids are, what they’re doing, and who is with them.

2. The Adults Can Enjoy the Space Too

A game room in the basement is also a great thing for the adults. You and your spouse can easily set up part of the space with some type of television, comfortable seats, and maybe a card table for board games. While the kids are doing their thing, you can be nearby watching a movie, reading a book, or playing one of the games that you and your spouse enjoy.

This is a great arrangement since the entire family gets to be together. Even so, everyone is doing something that they like to do. If the kids are in the mood, they can always join in the games that the adults are playing, or at least begin to discover the fun associated with learning to play some of the traditional board and card games.

3. All Set Up For a Rainy Day

Another point in favour of transforming the basement into a family game room is that everything is set up for use on a rainy day. While it may be pouring outside, the basement is dry, comfortable, and full of things to do. That’s a great alternative when playing outside just isn’t possible right now.

4 Reasons Why You Want to Convert the Basement into a Family Game Room
Boy wearing virtual glasses

4. No Need to Tidy Up When Company Comes

What happens when someone rings the doorbell? If you weren’t expecting company, that usually begins a mad dash around the house to tidy up the living and dining areas before answering the door. For people who are not fond of shoving everything from laundry that needs to be folded to collections of paper behind pillows and under the sofa, that game room will serve another purpose.

Kids and adults alike can make it a habit to limit toys, games, books, papers, and other items to use in the basement game room. The only rule that applies is that those things cannot be left on the stairs or laying around, so that it’s difficult to get in and out of the basement. Otherwise, it’s fine if things are not put away.

How does that help upstairs? The living and dining areas stay in relative order. There won’t be the need to scramble around and pick up stray items if someone pays a visit. Think of how that will make it all the easier for you to enjoy the company without being out of breath when you open the front door.

4 Reasons Why You Want to Convert the Basement into a Family Game Room
4 Reasons Why You Want to Convert the Basement into a Family Game Room

There are plenty of other reasons to convert the basement into a family game room. Can you think of one that applies specifically to your family? If so, call a contractor today. Converting the space may be easier than you thought possible!

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Shirley says:

    This is a fantastic idea

  2. Shirley O says:

    It’s so convenient having a family room. It’s a great place to relax and unwind.

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