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Remodeling the Spare Room into the Ultimate Entertainment Room

by Courtni Wisenbaker-Scheel

 

 

Whether you throw legendary Super Bowl parties, stellar birthday extravaganzas, or epic game nights, a well-designed entertainment room can set the stage for any event. Taking the plunge into creating the ultimate rec room, though, can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed. With a few tips from Home Improvement Leads, you can be sure to include those essential elements that will keep the room versatile and awe inspiring.

 

Ample Seating

Nothing is worse than trying to eat while holding a plate in one hand and a glass in the other. That’s why having ample seating for people to kick back, relax, and enjoy themselves is so important. A large sectional sofa is great for crowds large or small. Sneak in some extra seating with an upholstered ottoman in front of the sofa, as well as spare chairs around the edges of the room.

 

Wet Bar

Whether you prefer a kegerator, a wine fridge, or an old-fashioned soda jerk, a wet bar can really set your entertainment room apart. Wet bars will not only provide you with the perfect beverage station, they also give you added storage space and countertops for all your snacks. Plus, now no one has to miss any of the movies just to grab another cold one from the fridge.

 

Game Table

Everyone loves games, and no entertainment room is complete without having a space that fits your gaming obsession. When deciding what type of table to put in your room, consider which activities you and your loved ones enjoy most. If you always stick to card games like hearts, then a table for four would be perfect. However, if your game nights range from Monopoly to Twilight Imperium, then a versatile drop-leaf table will give you more tabletop space when you need it, without eating up any floor space.

 

Big Screen Projection

An entertainment room is simply not complete without a big screen, and FAVI’s Electric Projector Screen and Pico+ 3D Projector are the perfect addition to give you just that. Each piece is sleek enough to barely be noticed when not in use, but with the push of a button, you are ready to be immersed in one amazing viewing experience.

 

Surround Sound

Movies are meant to engulf you in sound, and the only way to do that is have a good surround sound system set up. If possible, choose one manufacturer and stick with it. Then you are less likely to have communication issues in the future between devices. Similar to your big screen selection, it’s worth it to invest in the best quality your budget can afford. This will give you a better overall experience and fewer headaches down the road.

With some smart choices and a bit of elbow grease, you’ll have the entertainment room of your dreams in no time.

Creating the Perfect She-Shed for Wine Night with the Girls

By: Courtni Wisenbaker-Scheel

Not every woman’s idea of a relaxing escape is crafting and gardening, so not all she-sheds are covered in quilting squares and soil. For those of you ladies who prefer wine nights with the girls to be more about binge watching your favorite sitcoms and cheering on your beloved sports team, then you need a she-shed that will provide you with an impressive entertainment system in a space with a more feminine touch. Here are three ways to build your perfect getaway in your own home.

Two Words: Big Screen

You simply haven’t experienced your favorite show until you have watched it with a FAVI HD home theatre projector on a FAVI 100" projector screen. The picture quality is so crisp and the colors so vibrant that it is almost like you’re there. Plus, the screen is fully retractable, so you don't have to lose out on prime decoration space. Make sure that you have stain-resistant furniture, ladies, because your friends might spill a glass of wine while cheering when your football team gets a pick-six!

Boost Your WiFi

Nothing ruins your movie night more than not actually being able to watch the movie. And depending on where your she-shed is in relation to your router, there is potential for that to happen. With a Wi-Fi booster, your signal will be carried farther into the corners of your home, making sure your haven is perfectly covered and movie night with your BFFs is saved. You can purchase electronic antennae, but sometimes all you need is a little DIY to do the trick.

Turn Your Cables Into Art

Cords are a necessary evil in any room with electronics. The natural inclination is to try and hide them, but for some, there is simply no way to make that happen. In this case, twist and turn those cables into an art piece, and secure them in place with cable hooks. Voila! You have a masterpiece that is functional and beautiful.

The team at Modernize know that every woman needs a haven for herself, a place where she gives herself permission to relax. And now you have the ideas to make your haven a reality for yourself and all your friends!

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