Pictured above: American Heritage Quest 8′ Pool Table
Ask 10 people what the most important room in the house is and chances are good they’ll answer either the living room or the kitchen. We think one of the most important rooms in your home is actually the rec room (or game room or home entertainment area, whatever you like to call it!). When it’s too cold to go outside or you have a large group of people visiting or, let’s face it, you just like to play games, the rec room is easily the most entertaining space in the house.
We put together a guide to shopping for rec room essentials with different budgets in mind. So, whether you’re ready to save, spend or splurge, we have furniture for you! If your dream rec room includes a custom pool table, a well-stocked home bar or luxurious home theater seating, we have you covered!
Shop Pool Tables and Accessories
What’s the first piece of furniture you picture when you hear “game room”? For us, it’s always a pool table. Your house will quickly become your friends’ favorite hangout when you add this classic game room staple. We’ve pulled several of our favorite tables that will suit different budgets. You don’t always have to spend the big bucks to build the perfect game room. There’s no shortage of pool table accessories either!
A floor rack is the perfect way to store pool cues and balls. The Cargo rack is casual but effective and can store up to 10 cues. There are even holders for your beverages, which makes entertaining and playing easy!
If floor space is limited, mount your pool storage rack on the wall. The Venice rack is simple, but handsome with clean lines and rich wood tones.
American Heritage Artero Pool Table, $2159.99
Spend a little and save a lot with this classically styled pool table from American Heritage. The rich wood details and warm brandy finish will enhance any traditionally styled game room. Play like a professional with K66 profile natural gum rubber cushions, Posi-Anchor rail mounting system and custom-finished shield pockets.
American Heritage Britton 8′ Pool Table, $3499.99
Take your game room to the next level with this elegant pool table. Sumptuous details abound: quad interlocking beams, diamond-honed slate, leather pockets and a rich chestnut finish. It’s almost too pretty to play on (but you should).
American Heritage Savannah 8′ Pool Table, $3699.99
If you’re looking for a pool table that stands out, we suggest the Savannah table. It diverts from the classic pool table form with splayed legs and metal turnbuckles. We love the contrast between the warm rustic finish and industrial metal accents.
American Heritage Quest 8′ Pool Table, $4199.99
Shop Game Tables, Chairs and Games
What happens when you’re ready to play something other than pool? Well, if your game room is fully stocked you’ll have other options. There’s nothing like a Saturday night poker game with your friends or a rousing game of darts. We’ve known foosball games to get pretty competitive- anyone want to place bets?
A favorite of both home bars and rec rooms, a dart board is universally appealing. We like the Cavalier board from American Heritage because it is stored in a handsome wood cabinet. Your at-home dart tournaments will never be the same once you use the bristle board, scoring chalkboards and weighted steel-tipped darts.
If you’re going to splurge on rec room games, we vote for a foosball table. Who doesn’t love to play? Foosball tables can be stylish as well. The Carlyle table is crafted with tournament-quality care: a parquet playing surface, trim cabinet and sleek players. The smoky espresso finish will add a splash of elegance to your game room.
If you’re going to game, you might as well do it in style, right? Splash out a little on an elegant collection of four gaming chairs and a table. The black-top table is versatile enough to accommodate poker tournaments and any late-night snacks with a removable top for dining. A gorgeous pedestal base and carved details elevate this tournament table above your run-of-the-mill game tables. The coordinating chairs are no less elegant with plush seating, nail head trim and smooth casters.
Shop Home Bar Furniture
If you’re going to build the ultimate rec room, you should add a home bar, right? It makes sense to us- you’ll never have to leave the house again! From simple bar mirrors and cabinets to complete home bars, we have tons of options for crafting the perfect bar.
American Heritage Riviera Bar Mirror, $429.99
A bar mirror is an easy option if you simply need storage for stemware for wine and cheese parties or if you already have a home bar and are looking to upgrade it. Mount it above a sideboard or home bar and let the mirror visually enlarge the room. The Riviera mirror has more than enough stemware storage and a shelf for bottles and tools.
Hammary Furniture Lynn Haven Bar Cabinet, $1089.99
Who said all home bars have to be rich wood tones? If white suits your aesthetic better, we have it with the Lynn Haven bar cabinet. Tucked away behind two paneled doors is more than enough home bar storage. We’re talking stemware racks, wine bottle storage, pull-out drawers, shelf space and compartments. You’ll never run out of space again. Best of all- you can hide everything when you close the doors so it all looks like an unassuming storage cabinet. We won’t tell if you don’t.
Pulaski Brookfield Bar, $1299.99
If the classic home bar is what you’re looking for, the Brookfield bar checks everything off the list. This bar is anything but boring though- look closely and you’ll notice a stylish blend of traditional, industrial and contemporary elements. A sleek laminate granite top, brass-finished foot rail, antique black finish and elegant paneling all make this the ideal home bar.
American Heritage Kokomo Bar, $1949.99
Shop Home Theater Seating
For all the movie buffs wondering what they would do with a rec room: turn it into your own personal home theater. No screening room is complete without luxurious seating. We’re talking movie theater level, minus the dirty floors. You may still have to fight for the best seat in the house, but at least it’s with your own family and friends.
Ashley Matinee 3-Piece Home Theater Seating, $ 1279.97
A movie lover’s dream: plush theater seating that allows you to kick back and watch blockbusters in the comfort of your own home. The Matinee collection from Ashley is made up of two wall recliners and a power recliner. Each has cup holders, smooth recline mechanisms, tall backs, pillow top arms and plush cushioning. Guaranteed to take Netflix to another level.
Looking for something a little more contemporary for your rec-room-turned-movie-theater? The Playback three-piece set from Palliser is just the (movie) ticket. Three wall power recliners with cup holders, built-in storage, pub backs and chaise styling are not only luxurious, but ultra-comfortable. We think the soft gray hue is a chic departure from the normal black and brown of home entertainment seating.
Make your rec room the new gathering place in your home this season. Whether your family needs a game room to host epic billiards, darts or foosball tournaments or the adults need a home bar to retreat to, we have you covered. Every rec room should have a movie corner where you can kick back with popcorn, family and friends to binge the latest series or watch your favorite classics.
No matter your budget, Homemakers has the rec room furniture to make your space epic.
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