If you’re looking to make yourself a new game room or television room, you don’t necessary need to hire a professional for the entire job. While you may need to leave the electrical work to the professionals, you could easily get certain things achieved on your home. This guide will teach you how to make your own game room or television room using things like soundproof wall panels and furnishings.
What You Can Do on Your Own
Like it was said above, you need to remember that you may not be able to do the entire project by yourself since some of it takes technical skills. While you may be able to do it, it’s best to leave certain things to the professionals.
But, let’s look at what you can do in the meantime to help prepare your project and get it moving quickly.
Plan the Overall Expense of Your Project
Planning a vision for your game room or media room is important. You want to consider all your options. Do you need sound wall panels in your small studio? If you’re into intensely loud gaming, plan to play loud music or have a giant television playing movies, you want to incorporate sound insulation panels.
While you may not be able to install them (depending on your technical DIY know-how), you can consider the best materials out there. Do your research and find one that works well for you and within your budget. If you have a higher budget, you may want to buy the pricier soundproof wall panels.
Next, it’s time for you to plan the budget of the furniture you want to have in the new room. This includes everything from television screens, tables, chairs, stereo speakers and electronic devices. Be sure you have a thorough plan in your head before you begin buying anything. The more detail-oriented you can be about your new room, the less of a risk you take of buying furniture you won’t use.
Decide if you want to paint the walls or if you want to have decorative laminate inside the game room/media room. Knowing the schematics of the design on the walls will help you get a better sense of the furniture and vibe you want to portray in the room.
Begin Buying Things and Storing Them
As you begin your project, it’s best to begin buying the items you can and storing them away. You can purchase everything on your list, including the soundproof wall panels. After you’ve accumulated and stored most of the items, it’s time to get to the DIY process.
Hire Contractors to Rework the Room
Decipher what you can do on your own and what you need a contractor for with your new game room. If you need electrical work done, be sure that you hire an expert electrician so that you don’t fry the electronics in the room. Carpet and sound isolation wall panels require a contractor as well. Luckily, the same contractor can do both jobs for you, eliminating your need for too many contractors.
Form Your Game Room
After you’ve had all the work laid into the room to have it fully soundproofed with soundproof wall panels, getting the carpet laid down and having your electrician wire the room, it’s time to put the game room together.
Paint the walls or add the decorative laminate to the walls. Be sure you’re careful with this process so that it looks perfect. You don’t want to waste your time on anything less than what you deserve — the best.
Add in the furniture and plug in all your devices. Be creative and hang your stereo speakers around the room. Depending on how elaborate, your electrician may want to install them after rewiring. This makes it easier for you and them to get it done the first time.
A Newly Designed Game or Media Room in Only A few Weeks
Depending on your timeline and funds available, you could be done with this project within three (3) months. Don’t rush the process though. The more time you spend developing the plan, the more alive it will become after it’s done. You want to take pride in your newly built room, so follow it through to the end making the wisest, smartest choices for yourself.