There are many different factors to consider when it comes to successful game room design. Whether you’re transforming your basement, finished garage, or any other space in your home into a billiards/pool room, it’s important that you include all of the right elements to create a space that is not only fun but relaxing as well.
Before you begin designing and planning out your game room, there are several things to consider. With thorough upfront planning, you can come up with a sound design and room ideas that you and your guests will enjoy for years to come.
Keep reading to learn about some of the must-haves for creating the perfect billiards room setup.
Customized Pool Table
A game room isn’t complete without a pool table. While you could settle for a basic table, why not take your billiard room above and beyond? Fall in love with your space with a customized pool table from Blatt Billiards. With a custom table, you’ll get to enjoy the finest work and craftsmanship from our team.
A custom pool table is a great option for accommodating an oddly shaped space or for turning your design ideas into reality. Our team knows the ins and outs of creating beautiful billiard tables that are not only functional but elegant.
With a pool table from Blatt Billiards, you can create a table that fits perfectly into your space. We offer four different size options, including 7-foot, 8-foot, 8.5-foot, 9-foot tables and even 10-foot. Your space ultimately determines what size table you should buy.
Tables are available in various materials such as oak, walnut, mahogany, cherry, brass, stainless steel and even marble. Material can be finished in a hand-rubbed satin finish, high gloss, or ceruse.
Pool and billiards are two games that require a lot of skill and concentration. Just as you see in bars and pool halls, it’s important that your pool table is well lit. A quality table light is a must for any billiards room. Without it, players will have a much harder time making shots.
We offer a huge inventory of unique pool lights that will look perfect in your space. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional light or you want a modern design to go with your modern pool table, we’ve got just the one for you.
When installing a pool table light, make sure that it’s centered over the table. It’s also important to hang it from the right height. Hanging it too low means that players can knock into it, and hanging it too high will force players to stare at the bulbs each time they’re making a shot. Ideally, light fixtures should be 32"-36" above the bed of the table.
You will also want to consider having the light installed on a dimmer. This way, you can easily adjust to account for light from outdoors, TVs, etc.
Pool Table Accessories
A custom pool table and lighting are just the first steps in creating the ultimate billiards room. You’ll also want to invest in all sorts of pool table accessories so that your room is convenient and organized.
To start, make sure you have all of the accessories needed to play pool. This includes cues, balls, racks, chalk, and more. At Blatt Billiards, we offer all sorts of set play packages that provide all of your billiards needs in a single box.
Our Platinum Playing Equipment package includes everything you could ever need, such as six cue sticks, bridge, ball set, 8- and 9-ball rack, brush, and chalk. We also offer smaller packages, depending on your needs.
Another must-have item for a pool table room is a cue rack. This way, cues can be properly stored when not in use. Cue racks can be mounted to the wall and are also available as free-standing units.
Stylish, Comfortable Furniture Is a Must
What good is a pool table room if there isn’t anywhere for guests to sit? For those who aren’t playing, you’ll want to provide a comfortable seating area where people can spectate, mingle, and relax. There are several options to choose from when deciding which type of furniture is best for your room.
Start by considering the amount of space you have and how much seating you want to provide. One of the most popular options for pool room seating are bar stools and pub tables. Tables typically seat 2-4 people, depending on the size and shape.
Be sure to buy chairs that swivel so that people easily get up and move as they please. If your game room is on the larger side, barstools with backs are a great option. They provide a good amount of support and cushion, which will keep friends and family members comfortable for hours.
However, in smaller spaces, backless chairs work best, as they make the space look less choppy and crowded.
If you plan to have a poker table in your game room, or if you simply want to provide maximum comfort for your guests, check out game and spectator chairs. These chairs are on wheels and offer plenty of cushion and support.
Aside from bar stools and pub tables, another furniture option to consider is a multifunctional storage bench. These benches not only add extra seating to your space but storage for your pool cues, balls, and other accessories.
Other Table Game Options
At most, the game of pool or billiards is meant to be played by a few people at one time. So, how do you entertain other guests who may also want to partake in some fun when the pool table is at maximum capacity? The best answer is more table games!
While the pool table may be the most popular table in your game room, there are many other table games that guests can enjoy. At Blatt Billiards, we offer a variety of game tables, including:
- Ping pong
- Air hockey
- Poker and card tables
By having a variety of games to choose from, your guests will never be bored. You may also want to consider investing in a dart board or a board game table, which guests of all ages can enjoy.
Choose Blatt Billiards for the Ultimate Billiards Room
An at-home billiards room is one of the best amenities to have. If you’re in the initial stages of designing your space, make sure that you include everything that you and your guests need to kick back, relax, and get a little competitive!
Blatt Billiards is proud to offer all sorts of billiards room accessories, including custom pool tables, cues, and even other table games to keep your guests entertained for hours. Learn more by browsing our collections.