Game Room Lighting

home remodeling tid-bits

topic: home recreation room
by Debbie Abrams Kaplan

Review Lighting and Other Amenities for the Recreation Room

More than even the kitchen, a game room or rec room brings the entire family together to bond over darts, pool and other games. One of the hallmarks of pool room furniture is not just the pool table, but the overhanging light. These old-fashioned looking stained glass lights can be customized to fit your personality, whether fans of sports teams, hunting, motorcycles or dogs.

A pool table usually has a central place in the game room, and you'll want a hanging or standing rack for the cues. Plan for your game room equipment and game room furniture after thinking about what your family and friends would enjoy. Dart boards are fun, and take up little room on the wall. A poker table can be used for other card and board games as well. Consider a foosball table, air hockey or ping pong table if there's room too. And if your room has a bar, pick out stools to fit the décor.

Though most game rooms tend to have a paneled or bar-room look, there's no reason you can't make it modern, with pool room furniture or lighting. Recessed, or canned lights, provide brightness without crowding the room with hanging fixtures. Modern track lighting can be inexpensive and comes in a variety of fun styles.

While traditional billiard fixtures are heavy, made of stained glass, consider a streamlined hanging fixture with three smaller shades hanging from a single bar. And don't forget comfortable couches and chairs, to kick back in with the games are over and the hanging out time begins.


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