1. Enter type of remodeling and size of property:
Select the type of remodeling you want from the three options:
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.
Remodeling the hallway without any change to the walls.
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. Select the size of your space:
- Small: 100 Sq.ft
- Medium: 200 Sq.ft
- Large: 300 Sq.ft
- Custom: Enter the measurements according to your specifications
3. Enter the scope of renovation from the three options below:
- Cosmetic Changes:
Ideal if you are selling your home. Cosmetic changes to the game room renovation involves work on a common area and wet bar. Includes flooring, countertops, faucets, sinks, light fixtures, paint and hardware. New plumbing, electrical, cabinets, pool table, shuffleboard and guaranteed good times not included. NO permit required.
- Typical Renovation:
Ideal if you are just changing the interior. A Typical Renovation game room renovation includes work on a common area and wet bar. This type of renovation includes mostly new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insulation, drywall, texture, paint, cabinets, countertops, flooring, trimwork (baseboards, door casing, etc.), new fixtures, and hardware. Permit required.
- Down to the Studs:
Ideal if you are stripping walls or want to change plumbing and electrical. A Down to the Studs game room renovation includes work on a common area and wet bar. This type of renovation includes all the bells and whistles of Ideal if you are just changing the interior. A Typical Renovation-level project, plus some interior structural rearrangement, new doors and windows, custom materials, longer lead times and stretched job timelines. Wet bar supplies and pool cues not included. Permit required.
4. Choose the type of finish you desire:
Budget friendly is an economical finish level and gives you the feeling you get when you step into a newly built home.
Mid range finish level is higher end and includes higher quality materials and more personalized options like recessed lighting, higher end appliances, etc.
Materials are high end and customized to the owner's taste. Every material will be differentiated and may take a little longer to put together, but the finished product is amazing.
5. Enter your property details
Enter the full address to get ROI /recoup value of your house or just give zipcode to get just the renovation cost estimate.
And there you go! An estimate for your game room renovation is ready!
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 ask around your vicinity about whether you should hire them.
The best way to remodel a game room? Always plan ahead
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.