Basement rec rooms offer a fun escape for in-home entertainment. As a below grade space, however, it can also feel dark and oppressive if not handled right. Luckily, floating cabinets and proper lighting can do wonders to lighten the mood. Take a look at the well-appointed basement in this project. It offers two main areas for different types of gaming setups plus rec room storage ideas to keep everything organized.
Video Gaming Retreat: A comfy sectional sofa and video gaming area greets you as you first descend the basement stairs. A large TV is mounted to the wall above the floating entertainment center. Other than that, however, you don't see any of the other gaming components. That's because they are all well-hidden inside the cabinet. Easy flip-up doors conceal the gaming storage, maintaining a streamlined appearance. This floating cabinet is flanked by two tall pillars. One pillar opens to provide storage. The other offers a false door front that camouflages a structural support for this basement space. A third cabinet at the base of the stairs provides space for more games and fun family activities.
Pool/Ping Pong Area with Banquet Seating & Storage: This basement rec room isn't just for gamers and couch potatoes. A separate area next to the sofa offers a chance to play ping pong or shoot some pool on the combo game table. The built-in banquette seating offers storage below the seats while a separate side closet is organized with shelves, drawers, and pull-outs to hold all kinds of games and entertainment accessories.