For this month’s design series we’re talking about entertainment rooms and what to do with them. As with any custom home, you want every square foot to be serving you and reflecting the high quality of your life. When building your dream home, it’s important to make the most of the space you have — if you’re a real movie buff, including an entertainment room that reflects that is what makes your home truly yours.

The same goes for those who love to entertain, have a large wine collection, or value their time at the gym. When you build a custom home, you have the freedom to truly create spaces that meet your lifestyle goals. If you’re still considering how you’ll make your custom home fit your lifestyle, here are a few popular ideas for those entertainment spaces in your home:

Home Theater

If you’re a movie buff, you love the quality of your favorite films on the big screen, but also want the privacy of your own home. Why not build your own private viewing theater complete with a large screen or projector system, comfortable seating, and dimmable lighting? Don’t forget the concessions, of course. Install a counter with a small refrigerator or wine cooler and plenty of places to stock up on your favorite theater snacks.

You’ll want to make sure to design your theater with the proper acoustics for optimal film enjoyment. Wire the room with surround sound and pad the walls to contain your experience within your personal theater. For more inspiration for home theaters, check out this article on HGTV.

Fitness Center

One increasingly popular option for an entertainment room in a custom home is to convert it into a personal gym. Make space for your favorite equipment including a treadmill, weight station, exercise bike or rower. Maybe you take advantage of the quiet to outfit a meditation area or yoga practice space. Include some features to help you recover after a tough workout, like a steam shower or sauna.

You’ll want to make sure your fitness center is properly wired with audio to motivate your workouts. Install a television to stream exercise videos, watch the game, or daydream with Food Network. Your custom home design will have you reaching all of your fitness goals in no time.

Wine Cellar or Custom Bar

Another common application for that extra space in your custom home design is to build a wine cellar or fully equipped bar. Use that extra room in your blueprint or turn dead space under the stairs into an impressive space for entertaining and storing your wines. Combined with a television to watch the game and some comfortable couches, you can have the best house in your group of friends for Superbowl or Awards viewing parties. Invite your friends over for the New Year and show off your expertly designed lighting and bartop, fully stocked with all the essentials. Other customizations could include a cigar room, kegerator or wine cooler.

You’ll want to work with an expert designer and contractor to make sure you have everything you need to get your bar up and running. Plumbing, electricity and high-end design must all come together to create the perfect watering hole the locals will love.

Game Room

If you love to have fun, consider turning that entertainment space into a room for games. There will be plenty of room to bring in a billiards table, ping pong or foosball. If virtual is more your style, build an old school arcade with all your favorites from growing up: PacMan, Space Invader, Street Fighter, Asteroids, and Centipede. Build a large closet full of classic board games, or finally master the art of chess. Make your game room the envy of all the other kids on the block — and adults, too.

Whether you want to expand your power to entertain, work out, or enjoy a private screening of your favorite film, be sure to create a custom entertainment room design that adds value to your home and your life.

When you’re ready to build your custom home, or remodel your Florida home into something that suits you perfectly, get in touch with Konkol Custom Homes! Our remodeling work is second to none, and our exceptional design process can help you get exactly the home you’ve been looking for, without the hassle.

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