How to Create Recreation Spaces in your Home?

There is nothing more dreary then a damp, hazardous, underutilized basement or attic space. These rooms are typically large and awkward and hard to design but if you or your family love to entertain then have no fear. Here are some fun tips to add entertainment to these under-appreciated spaces while adding square-footage to your home.

Don’t let bad weather get in the way of your golf game. This man cave found in Hopkins, MN is equipped with a golf simulator large enough to invite your friends over for a game. Even get the kids involved for a fun family activity!

Sometimes it seems like your kids are just climbing up the walls! Well in this play room, climbing is encouraged. This awkward space creates an opportunity to be inventive and astute. The materials for this climbing wall can be found here: http://www.REI.com . It is a great way to keep the kids entertained and active. Notice the over-sized bean bag under the wall for a safe way to dismount.

Save time and money by transforming your basement into a physical fitness area. Have young children in your home? Here the designer separated the recreational space and the kids play area so day-care is not necessary while you burn those calories!

This awesome lagoon doubles as a spa jacuzzi and a resistance pool! On the far wall, large stone colored tiles create a natural outdoorsy feel while the Japanese wood screen above generates a tranquil setting.  Love the lighting which is set on a dimmer for a relaxing late night soak.

Have the space for a full-size basketball court in your apartment in NYC? Highly unlikely. But remodeling that old barn across your property is not as impossible as the latter. I love this reclaimed barn with the hardware flanking the two-story windows.  Some of my basketball-crazed clients  have asked for a place to practice their jump shot which CAN be done in a space much smaller then this. Half court or quarter-sized courts can be conceptualized in your garage or basement area.

Sleek and modern meets functional and healthy. The ceiling to floor mirrors enlarges the your small workout area and gives you a great platform to monitor your physical improvements. And the gentle lighting and the textured wall to wall carpet is beautiful.

Man Cave meets Fitness meets media Room meets Play room. This large basement space has been converted to the ultimate amusement area. The rubber floor is easy to install and even easier to clean. (and inexpensive!)

This room really embodies a lodge-like feel with its dark tones and rustic wood floor. Not to mention the metal drum chandelier has a very masculine personality. The idea is to keep all the fun activities all in one space. This basement also includes a wine cellar, wet bar, home theater, poker table and addition sleeping quarters.

This open ceiling attic has been transformed into an awesome entertainment room equipped with its very own professional pool table. The felt color has been customized to tie in the exotic colors and patterns of the duel seating area that boarders the room. The symmetry of the room creates a modern, aesthetically pleasing mood to enjoy a cocktail and a playful game of eight-ball.

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