I saw this great article that PoolTables.com posted up on Twitter about ideas for a game room and it really got me thinking. What are some of the best ways to set up a game room or recreational room. Of course the first idea was to put a pool table in the room ( my first idea as well). However, if you don’t have an extra room or the space to bring in a full size pool table try turning your dinning room into the next game room. Utilize your space by adding a tabletop kit where you can use the room for multiple purposes. It’s a great way to make the most with the space you have. Of course if you have that great table you can always use it for some great card games including poker, texas hold ’em which are always crowd pleasers. The garage is also a space that can be used as a game room. With a few clean up tips and remodeling for different seasons the garage could be the next best hang out spot.
Of course if you do plan on adding a pool table to your game room make sure it functions first. Check the dimensions of the room with the dimensions of the pool table (here is an article that will help you make sure it fits). Make sure the space is a good place that will allow for traffic flow between games. Don’t forget about seating some of the most fun I have had is watching pool. Invest in storage and accessories to keep the room neat and organized.
Last week we let all you readers know where to buy the pool table but this week we are going to take a look at some common questions to ask before you buy the pool table.
First know what size your game room is. This is important to know because it will help you find what size table can fit in that room. The table needs to have enough room on the sides for players to comfortably shoot. Generally pool tables come in three different sizes 7’x 4’6″, 8’x 4′, and 9’x 4’6″ if you want to see what dimensions the room should be check out this article. If for some reason your room is a bit smaller than suggested just adjust the cue size and buy shorter cues than the standard 58″ cue. The smaller the table the more clustered the balls will be and a larger table can add frustration forcing longer, more difficult shots on players.
Check the warranties on the table you never know what may happen also take a look at customer feedback make sure the table is up to pool enthusiasts standards.
We know you don’t want to hear it but don’t be thrifty and skimp when your buying furniture like a pool table. It’s going to be the centerpiece of the room so make sure your investment is well worth it, you will want to enjoy it for the next 50 years.
Choosing the color of your table depends the decor already set up in your game room. Blues and greens are easy on the eyes and won’t show chalk as easy. However, if you want the table to make a statement you can always opt for a red felt.
Don’t forget about accessories when you buying the table. We know the big purchase is the pool table but don’t forget to complete the look. A rack to hold your pool cues and some cleaning material will make your investment last longer.