Remodeling your basement into a basement recreation room is one of the biggest trends this 2021. If you are still utilizing your basement as a dumpsite for your items, you might consider giving it a makeover and remodel it into a basement recreation room. A professional basement remodeler will be beneficial if you fancy something creative.

What is a recreation room?

A recreation room is where people can relax, chill or play games. Typically, a recreation room is meant for fun and entertainment. The rec room can also be a venue for mini gatherings such as late-night parties. It is usually done in the basement or a large room. Overall, it has a multi-use purpose.

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What do you put in a basement recreation room?

The beauty of a recreation room is that you can put anything you think is fun. If you are into games, you can set up a hockey table, ping pong table, or pool table. If your home is full of kids, you can turn it into a kiddie recreation room with indoor slides and swings. Besides the concepts of what you want to put in a basement recreation room, it is essential to put the appropriate basement lighting, basement flooring and make it a dry basement to avoid basement problems.

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2021 Basement Recreation Room Design Ideas

Game Room

A game room is the most common recreational room design. Game rooms can load it with video games, board games, or arcade games. Family game nights can be held here by playing card games or trivia games from time to time. It is a fun family gaming space for everyone to enjoy. Your furniture style should be comfortable, like having bean bag chairs around the recreational area. 

Game Room
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Game Room
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Game Room
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Game Room
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Basement Home Theater

The basement has a huge wall space making it ideal to have a basement home theater. It is a quiet escape from the noise upstairs and would be the perfect rec room for people who love to have a movie marathon or to relax. You could choose a comfortable theater-like seating to make you feel like you are in the cinemas. Warm lighting or blue color lights are desirable to give you the theater vibe. You can also place a snack bar for those who love snacking while watching. It would also be great to soundproof this room to provide a surround-sound viewing experience.

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Basement Home Theater
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Basement Home Theater
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Mancave

Men need their own space. We have to admit that. Most rec room design for man caves involves a classy billiard table and a basement bar table. Most men use this space to relax and watch sports. This rec room has a television set up with bean bag beds for their up-close viewing of sports games. This is a fun space for the boys!

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Mancave
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Mancave
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Mancave
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Art Room

Creative people need their own relaxation space to do art. The art room is the ideal space for artists to display their artworks. It will be a hip space for artists, especially if they create wall art to freely design the basement wall, ceiling, or even the floor. Just make sure that it is a concrete basement floor so that paint would not damage other flooring materials. Painting walls would be a fun activity for the kids! You can also place a small crafts space for the kids who love to draw or mess with art supplied.

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Art Room
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Art Room
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Art Room
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Mini Library

A mini-library is an ideal design for those who love quieter activities. It could also serve as an office space or a study space (but where’s the fun in that?). You could do your personal reading here and have all your books stored in an organized space. The elegant lighting will help provide a relaxing time for you. Put in some furniture sets to give you that cozy library vibe. The quiet space the basement has is a plus for this design idea.

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Mini Library
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Mini Library
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Mini Library
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Bar Lounge 

A built-in bar is the best if you love to drink and if your household is filled with adults. Some would consider turning their basement into a bar lounge. You can have a wine-tasting area with your wine collection as a secure display. A bar lounge is also ideal if you love to throw a private party once in a while. Make sure to set up a small kitchen just if you want to host a dinner night. You can place a coffee table and comfortable chairs to give that coffee or bar lounge feels within your basement space. Set up some modern decor pieces to make your basement bar lounge more classy and stylish.

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Bar Lounge
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Bar Lounge
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Bar Lounge
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Fun Games for a Basement Rec Room

Foosball Table

Foosball tables are fun, especially when a bet is in place! The size of a foosball table is also perfect for rec rooms that are not spacious enough for table games. 

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Foosball Table
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Ping pong table

Ping pong is the most common indoor sport you can have at home. Ping pong tables can easily convert into a beer pong table as well. The wonderful thing about ping pong is that you can have up to 4 players. You may want to consider rubber flooring to prevent any possible injuries when playing.

 

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Ping pong table
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Billiards Table

A billiards table or a pool table is typical in rec rooms. Ensure that the pool table’s location has enough space for the cue sticks. A billiards table is ideal as it can be played individually or with multiple players.

 

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Billiards Table
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Video Games

If you want some virtual entertainment time, playing games online is common these days. Most kids or teenagers love playing video games. Get a stylish entertainment space with a complete gaming setup such as PCs, PS5s, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch to make the rec room more fun for everyone.

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Video Games
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Dart Game

Darts is a common American sport. You can usually play this when you’re in a bar or a sports recreation center. If you love playing darts, why not set up your dartboard in your basement? Darts is one of the best games to have in a rec room, especially when you have underused space. Just set it up against the wall and have enough space for the board.

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Dart Game
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Phone a basement remodeling contractor to make your dream recreation room a reality

If you have rec room ideas running through your mind, it is best to phone a basement remodeling contractor to help you achieve your rec room design. Your valuable space will turn into a fun space and an excellent space for relaxation. If you have a strict budget, the basement remodeler will help you maximize your budget and put your fantastic rec room ideas to life.