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How To Create The Ultimate Gaming Den

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We’re all spending more time at home now, and a lot of us have been working on our gaming set-up. If you’re creating a great set-up for gaming time, why not go all the way and create a dedicated gaming den for the ultimate gaming experience?  Who needs that spare bedroom or a study anyway? You can use this space to relax, play games, and unwind while you need to stay at home anyway. Here’s some ideas for the ultimate gaming den. 


  1. Check electrical requirements. Basement rooms are a popular spot to turn into a gaming den, but there’s not always many electrical outlets in these rooms. A gaming den needs lots of places for plugging things in, from the big TV to your consoles, so you might need to wire in more plugs. Speak to an electrician about this to make sure the work is safe. 
  2. Plan for plumbing. If you’re putting the gaming den down in your basement, adding some plumbing could be a great addition. You could put in a small bathroom to save you from having to go up and down stairs all the time. 
  3. Choose quirky decor. A gaming den doesn’t need to look like the rest of the house and it doesn’t need to be sensible. Frame game posters, hang neon lights or paint a bright feature wall. Whatever takes your fancy. 
  4. Pick a central feature. Don’t try and pack in too many giant pieces into one room. Choose one or two cool bits and show them off. This could a retro pinball or arcade machine, a projector screen, or a massive TV for your games. Work the rest of the room around this piece to stop the room feeling over-crowded. 
  5. Find the right TV. The right TV is an essential part of a gaming den. Get the size right and get the right distance between the TV and your chair for the ultimate gaming experience. If you can, treat yourself to a projector and a big screen. 
  6. Invest in a gaming chair. If you’re looking for the best console gaming chair, choose something comfortable that will give proper support, so you can sit comfortably for a long time without giving yourself a bad back. You can also pick a chair with fun features like built-in speakers to enhance your gameplay.  
  7. Add a bar. A bar is a really fun touch for a gaming den. You could keep things simple, with a mini-fridge to keep beers and energy drinks in and a small counter for preparing other drinks, or fit a full bar if you’re more into fancier beverages. Give yourself a fridge for snacks, dips, and soft drinks. This is great for long gaming sessions or gaming days with friends. 


A gaming den with some thought behind it can soon become your favorite room in the house. Make sure you get the basics right, with your TV and your chair, and then add in fun touches to make a room you’ll always love spending time in. 

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