Are you bored to death being stuck at home? Do you have a spare room that nobody actually uses in your house? Do you have money and time to spare? Are you willing to take on a home improvement project?
Well, if your answer is yes to all four questions, it’s time to convert the idle space in your home into a dedicated area for fun, entertainment, and relaxation. Take a look at three dedicated areas you can add to your home to help you keep boredom at bay.
Do you love binge-watching? If you do, then why not turn the spare room in your house into your very own theater at home? This will allow you to watch your favorite Netflix original series and movies and Disney, Marvel, or Star Wars movies on Disney Plus like you would in an actual theater (don’t forget the popcorn!).
For your home theater, the most important feature will obviously be your audio-visual equipment. Good for you because there are now many quality but reasonably priced audio-visual devices on the market. For your visual device, you can go for a flat-screen smart TV as it’ll be easier to set up than a projector and wide screen. A TV will also be easier to connect to an antenna, cable, satellite box, disc player, and game console.
Then, get a home theater system that features cinematic surround sound. For good measure, you can install sound barriers, such as a carpet, drywall, or an acoustic operable wall system, to soundproof and provide better acoustics for your home theater. Complete your home theater with a four-seater sofa recliner so that you can binge-watch in comfort and style.
For sure, you have a few, if not many, hobbies. And do you know what will make your favorite pastimes more enjoyable? It’s having a special place in your home for these activities. Well, it actually won’t be possible to have a special area for each of your pastimes, so choose one activity that’ll be the focus of your hobby hub.
A hobby hub can be a place for you to do your favorite activities, display the products of your hobbies, or both. For example, if you’re into music, you can turn your spare room into a music studio. This will give you a place where you can play and be inspired to create your own music.
A hobby hub is also a great idea for avid collectors. If you’re one, put your collection of, say, comic books, coins, or even sneakers, on display, so everyone—including yourself—can admire your extensive collection any time. Or maybe you’re an artist. You can put your spare room into good use by converting it into an art studio where you can paint, draw, sculpt, etc., and a gallery where you can proudly display your masterpieces.
Young or old, many people love to play games. And why not? Aside from being fun, playing also has many great health benefits like relieving stress, keeping your mind sharp, and helping you stay active. So if you’re one of those people who love playing, then go ahead and transform your spare room into a play, recreation, or game center.
But what type of game room do you want to have? Well, if you’re a gamer, it can be a video game room. You’ll have your game consoles, big flat-screen TV, gaming PC, multiple monitors, gaming chair, and accessories like a headset, webcam, and speakers there. You can also go old-school and have an arcade game room instead. Try to find classic arcade games like Pac-Man, Asteroids, and Donkey Kong.
Throw in a pinball machine, claw machine, air hockey table, and Foosball table to complete your arcade game room. If video or arcade games are not your thing, go for indoor game activities for your playroom. You can play darts, pool, table tennis, and even bowling in your own home if you set up your game room right. Of course, there should also be some comfortable chairs and a table for playing card and board games.
Keep Boredom at Bay
Yes, it can get pretty boring being stuck at home. But the good thing is, there are many ways you can keep boredom at bay whenever you’re spending time in your house. And one of them is by having a dedicated place—such as a home theater, a hobby hub, and a game center—for fun, entertainment, and relaxation right in your own home.