Recreation Room Remodeling Tips

Recreation Room Remodeling Tips

Make the most of your space and turn your dingy rec room into a thing of beauty. No one wants to spend time in a space that makes them feel crowded or tired, but with these simple remodel tips, you can make your recreation room a fun place where people want to gather.

  1. First things first, start with the ceiling of your rec room. If you have speckled ceiling or a textured ceiling that you no longer like, it might be time to start afresh. Usually, these types of ceilings are easily removed by spraying water and then carefully tearing them down. Whether you decide to raise the ceiling and create a vaulted look, or you cut ceiling rafters and create a unique look, with an updated ceiling, your room will already feel newer and fresher.
  2. If things are a little tight, consider removing a wall to make two bedrooms into one. Recreation rooms should allow for large games and groups of people (like pool tables or entertainment systems). Think of the ways that you might be able to maximize your space.
  3. Repaint your walls. Whether you choose two-tone paint or you simply go a shade lighter to help things look brighter, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a room. Pay special attention to any baseboards or molding.
  4. Update your lighting. This can include overhead lights, wall sconces and more. A well-lit recreation room can help make more people feel welcome. Because rec rooms are typically in the basement, do not rely on natural light.
  5. Your basements concrete simply won’t cut it for your dream rec room. If you are concerned about sounds, then carpet may muffle it somewhat, but consider doing some sort of concrete floor coating, like epoxy paint, for easier cleaning. If you are planning on having a lot of food and drinks at parties and the like, epoxy flooring can truly help, because it will look like new after a single wash. New flooring will help your rec room look cleaner, so if you are doing a remodel, this is practically a necessity.
  6. Get new furniture to spruce up your room. Even if you don’t purchase new furniture, a new arrangement can help your room look different and clean. It will switch up the traffic patterns in your recreation room, and can really make the final touches to any remodel.

A remodel doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, but if you invest a little time and work, you can make your rec room a place for entertainment and fun, a place where people want to be and spend time.

About the Author

Kimble Fowler is the Content Marketing Manager for, the leading provider for epoxy floor coating kits.  Kimble is a native of Michigan and loves his Spartans and Lions. When not spouting statistics about concrete floor paint, you will find Kimble tracking the success of his latest fantasy sports team or plotting his takeover of General Motors.

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    Comment by riocarlo: Aug 29, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    You really give very concise and easy to understand tips. Thank you so much for posting this for I have thought of many ideas on how to position our living room.

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