Before you outfit a game room, you'll need to think about what kinds of games you intend to play there. "'Game room' is a pretty all-encompassing [term]," Tage says. "Is it a place for kids to come hang out? Is it where you want to sit at a card table for eight people or have a billiards table
The room's function will dictate its configuration, furniture
, decor and other trappings, so don't rush the planning process. "We're seeing people putting in Ping-Pong tables, shuffleboard, video game systems, arcade games—anything that's fun and a cool activity to do," Tage says.