Posts Tagged ‘designing the perfect game room’

Do I Have Enough Room for a Pool Table?

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Having a pool table in your home can be a great addition, but you need to make sure it will fit in your available space. The first thing to consider is that pool tables come in multiple sizes. A “regulation” pool table doesn’t have to be a specific size; it simply has to be twice as long as it is wide. The most common sizes for pool tables are:

  • 7-foot table, which has a playing surface of 39″ x 78″
  • 8-foot table, which has a playing surface of 44″ x 88″
  • 8-foot oversized table, which has a playing surface of 46″ x 92″
  • 9-foot table, which has a playing surface of 50″ x 100″

Of course, you need to have space for more than the pool table. You don’t want your friends putting pool sticks through walls and windows, so you need enough space around the pool table to make it possible to play the game.

Cues are 56 to 58 inches long, so you can roughly estimate that you’ll need five feet on each side of the pool table to have a proper play area. If you don’t have quite that much space ,there are other options, such as shorter cue sticks, but it’s often best to go with a small enough table to give you the play room you need.

Yet another option is knocking out a wall here and there in order to create the perfect game room, but that’s something you’ll have to talk over with your significant other. Whether you have a game room or just a room to spare, the most important thing to consider before purchasing your pool table is whether or not you have enough room to enjoy playing the game in the space you have. We can help you determine what type of table will work best for your space, and we’ll really listen to you and help you achieve your goals, not ours.

Create the Perfect Game Room

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

As children, we wanted to hide ourselves away in tree forts or playhouses. There we could be who we wanted to be without worrying about what others thought about us or wanted from us. As adults, we find that we outgrow the need for many childhood wonders. The need to hide ourselves away, however, is not one of them.

Be honest with yourself. You want to escape. Sometimes, you need to escape. Realistically, though, you can’t quite squeeze into that old tree fort nor make it fit your personality. But you can have a place of your own that you can use as a diversion or as an abode to gather friends for an afternoon or evening of recreation. You need a game room in which to play.

Your game room can be more than a tree fort. Make the room an extension of who you truly are and what you truly enjoy. You don’t need a video game console; you need a shuffleboard table. Perhaps you can include a pinball machine or a pool table. And don’t forget to decorate your game room with a neon sign or clock , perhaps some art work and comfortable furniture. Maybe even celebrate summer and extend your play outdoors with the beautiful NEW Extera outdoor pool table from Playcraft.

We have to grow up, but we do not have to grow so old that we can’t hide away and play. You can create the perfect game room that reflects who you are and who you want to be. When you need to escape, take a time out in your new and improved tree fort. Then invite your closest friends and family and have fun.