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How much does a gaming room cost?

The average cost to remodel a game room is around $19,000. A low-end game room remodel starts at approximately $6,500 and may go up to several thousand dollars. The amount takes a lot of factors into consideration.

The cost of your game room remodel depends on the size of the room, the add-ons, and the finish levels you choose. Your game room remodel cost factors will also include the scope of renovation, labor charges, quality of materials, and types of fixtures.

The amount of money you can expect to pay for a game room reno depends on the condition of the existing room you want to set the game room in.

For an already finished room, the cost of creating a game room runs to about $3,000. This is the cheapest option to establish a gaming zone at home. You can utilize a finished basement, a guest bedroom, or a family room for a game room. Simply change the room decor and install your favorite games and devices - and you're done!

If you're contemplating a game room addition in an unfinished basement, you can expect to pay anywhere from $3,000 to $35,000. The reason is that you'll have to finish the basement by adding insulation, electricity, and plumbing work to make the space functional and livable.

A home addition to accommodate a game room typically costs between $80 to $200 per square foot. Converting a garage into a game room would cost you about $14,000. This amount would include plumbing work, electric work, and internet access.

A game room is, as the name suggests, a space dedicated to playing indoor games such as table tennis and video games. This recreational space usually houses several components, such as a TV and its stand, a home theater, game tables and gaming chairs. Proper game room design really lends itself to a wonderful and complete gaming experience for everyone in the home.

If you are looking to expand your game room or add some changes to its current design, it's a great idea to think about a renovation. A carefully planned remodeling project will also increase the value of your property in the real estate market.

Acquiring a free estimate for your game room remodeling will help you create a realistic budget - getting you quality work at a fair price. It's also the best way to ensure that you don't stumble across any unwelcome surprises during the execution of your project.

Getting an estimate through Kukun's game room remodel cost estimator is easy. Just follow the steps below to get your custom, personalized total cost in minutes!

  • 1. Select the type of remodeling you want from the three options:
    • Addition:
      Adding new square footage to the house. This option requires a new foundation. You can choose to add square feet to a single-story home OR to the second story.
    • Renovation:
      Remodeling the hallway without any change to the walls.
    • Expansion:
      Expanding the existing area by moving walls within or outside the perimeter of the house. This option might require the addition of a new foundation as well.
  • 2. Enter the size of your space
  • 3. Choose the game room add-ons you want
  • 4. Enter your property details

    Enter the full address to get ROI /recoup value of your house and the renovation cost estimate.
  • 5. Mention the size of your home in square feet
  • 6. Enter your approximate home value

And there you go! An estimate for your game room renovation is ready! Get a detailed report within minutes and save it for future reference.

You can choose whether you want to hire a general contractor for the job or not by checking the given box. What's more, you can decide on the type of finish you want and see the corresponding price estimate.

With this estimate, you can analyze your finance options or hire a professional to get started on the work right away.

If you need help with options for professional remodeling contractors in your area, we can help you with that, too. You can explore the contractor's profile, check out their online reviews, view all their previous permits, and then make an informed decision of hiring them.

  • Create a cool hangout place with a pool table, shuffleboard or a pinball machine.
  • Design a music corner with your musical instruments and other memorabilia lining the open shelving. You can even add a jukebox for some retro flair!
  • Invest in multi-functional furniture pieces to enhance the space's versatility. For example, a ping pong table that doubles as a dining table for special occasions.
  • Set up a projector for movie nights or video games with friends and family. Get comfortable couches to enhance your home theater experience in the media room.
  • Build a half-court at home if your kids love shooting hoops. If your game room is smaller, get a kid-sized, arcade-style basketball hoop and attach it to the most convenient wall.
  • Create a study corner with cozy seating and plenty of books lining wall-mounted shelves. If you want to use the space for both learning and playing, you can add a foosball or a chessboard in a corner.
  • Design a small home gym by adding a punching bag, a ballet bar, and other gym equipment. Remember to maximize this space by placing a large mirror against the wall.
  • Paint the room walls in bright hues, leaving a single wall in chalk paint. This will make your game room even more fun. The children can paint and draw all over the walls, without you reprimanding them.
  • You could also think of gaming wall art by placing 3-D posters, pictures of your gaming friends, rock bands, favorite video games, or a fun scoreboard on the wall. And here's an interesting idea: you could install a climbing wall above a padded floor for your kids.
  • Use vertical space to design a ceiling-high playpen. The kids can also use the playroom as a space to hunker down and do their homework.
  • Get a non-slip mat for your keyboard if you're a PC gamer. It will protect your equipment and let you play for hours by preventing any jerky keyboard movement from all the rapid typing. A gaming stand will come in handy if you're a console gamer. It will prevent your system from overheating.
  • Make an adult-friendly space by putting a bar at the back of your game room. You can hang stylish pendant lights and place a colorful area rug along with your game of choice.

The right gaming accessories can make a lot of difference to your gaming zone. Here are some cool additions that will make your gaming experience spectacular.

Wireless chargers

Wireless chargers can reduce messy cord clutter and can seriously destroy the ambiance you're trying for - especially if you play on a gaming console. Tangled wires can pose a safety hazard too. Making the switch to wireless charging is especially crucial in small game rooms.

Fun game room furniture

A game room is where you can go wild with decor. You can opt for accent furniture such as funky chairs and tables or comfortable couches and recliners. Add in some colorful rugs, a few mirrors, and unique lighting fixtures for a fantastic space - offering you a transcendent gaming experience.

Gaming equipment

Your equipment cost will affect the total remodeling cost. For example, you'll pay around $2,000 for a new pool table, $250 for a new flat-screen TV, and anywhere between $100 to $4,000 for a foosball table. You can factor in the cost of a ping pong table, a pinball machine, a pool table, and tons of board games such as Catan, monopoly, Dixit, or scrabble.

Gaming lighting

A good video game room design should have good lighting. Of course, it depends on the type of games you have in the room. You can add task lighting if you're a PC gamer or some overhead lighting if you're a console gamer. Laser lights and laser bulbs can transform your space into an unusual room. You may opt for portable laser lights and laser projectors so that you can change your gaming setup as and when you please. The eclectic lights will add to the whole shooting-the-enemy feel.

It's very important that you plan your game room renovation well in advance. Here are some tips to make the process easy, hassle-free, and quick:

  • Set a budget for your home remodeling project.
  • Always include leeway for some surprise costs. Experts advise allocating 20% of your budget for such unexpected costs.
  • Keep in mind that the room should be neither too big nor too small. There should be enough distance between the gaming console or the TV and the couch/recliner.
  • Consider investing in soundproofing to absorb any sound and also improve the sound quality inside the room.
  • Ensure proper insulation, framing the ceiling and walls, and using drywall especially designed for noise control.
  • Invest in thick carpets, curtains and acoustic panels to further absorb noise.
  • Select a suitable multiple speaker system, TV, gaming console and projector.
  • Consider wireless connectivity if you want to eliminate the mess of wires running across the room.
  • Make lighting a priority in your remodeling project. Be sure that it's functional as well as stylish.
  • Maintain a timeline for the entire process.

The bottom line: plan ahead and don't keep anything pending after your project starts.

What should I include in my game room?

The best part about designing a game room is that you can add whatever accessories and equipment you want. You may include a pool table, a TV, a sound system a projector, comfy furniture, gaming consoles, or even a snack bar.

How much does a home theater cost?

The cost of adding a home theater runs anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 - including cable wiring, a surround sound system, or projectors.

How much does it cost to soundproof a game room?

It's a good idea to soundproof your gaming zone. Trust us, there can be a lot of yelling and loud jubilation after a tough session of Call of Duty or GTA! Soundproofing a room can cost between $1,000 and $2,600.

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