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!
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.
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.
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.
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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