At Utah Basement Builders, we want to help you use all the square footage in your home to its fullest advantage. Often, the best way to do this is by finishing a basement. A finished basement can be used for many purposes, but one of the most popular is as a basement game room.
When we begin a project, our first step is to spend time discussing with you your intentions for your basement game room. Many Utah homeowners want to take advantage of the wide-open space to add a pool table or tables to play ping pong, air hockey, foosball or shuffleboard.
Many of our clients who opt for a basement game room are also interested in basement bar ideas. Even if your space is tight, we can get creative to achieve the result you want. We may be able to save space by installing recessed shelving in the wall, or we could fit a dry bar or a wet bar into a corner.
Our clients with young children sometimes have a different type of basement game room in mind. You might envision a space with a big table surrounded by chairs or couches, and built-in shelving and cabinets for toys and games.
This type of basement game room is a great retreat for the kids as well. They get a safe space away from parents, and you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet.
In fact, we can add basement insulation to the ceiling to further muffle the sound. The kids can play music, watch TV, have sleepovers and do other activities downstairs and you’ll hardly know they’re there!
For older kids and teens, a basement game room may take a different form. Kids eventually lose interest in Candyland and Monopoly and start to prefer Fortnite and Madden NFL. Insulating basement walls to muffle the noise is also a good idea if you have a sophisticated sound system. We can also mount your large screens safely to the wall, along with speakers and a built-in console.
Whatever you decide to include in your basement game room, your choice for basement flooring will matter. If you are planning to add a wet bar or if your family members are prone to spilling drinks and snacks, you may want to go with hardwood or tile rather than carpet. You could opt for basement floor paint, but concrete flooring has drawbacks in a game room: it’s uncomfortable to stand on for long periods, many items break when dropped on concrete, and kids and adults can be hurt if they fall.
If you’re a DIYer, you may spend some time Googling how to finish a basement, but if you want to save yourself time, money and headaches, trust the experts at Utah Basement Builders to finish your basement. We have been finishing basements for 20 years and we’re family-owned and operated — that’s why homeowners throughout northern Utah trust us with all their basement refinishing needs.