Bring entertainment, fun and excitement to your home with a log cabin games room! Enjoy a family games night every evening or host some of the best social events with your friends and family.
Having had to face so many restrictions on what can and can’t be done, homes have become more than a place to relax, unwind and escape. Not being able to go out and enjoy what we like to do in our free time, meant incorporating it into your home. Bedrooms have turned into working from home offices, the kitchen counter into a homeschooling station and the lounge to an entertainment spot.
A log cabin is a timber building shell that completely transforms the garden. Introducing a gaming cabin means there is entertainment on your doorstep, and there is no need to leave your home.
Let’s talk you through how you can create the ideal games room, from choosing the right garden building, all the way to equipping it with some of the best gaming gear!
The log cabin designed for your garden will firstly come down to the amount of space you have available. Once you have measured the area, you will then narrow down the options giving you the opportunity to choose a style you prefer. Opt for a modern contemporary pent roof cabin or a traditional chalet style. Based on the model chosen consider the use and longevity of the log cabin.
What to consider when purchasing for year round use:
Insulation - fully insulated or insulated floor and roof
Double glazed windows - comes standard with 45mm wall thickness
Log wall thickness - 45mm thick logs or 62mm Insulated (equivalent to 140mm)
Locking system - 4-point advanced locking system
After working out what log cabin you would like, you want to prepare a flat, square and level base for the building to sit on. It is important to get this organised before the delivery of the log cabin as you won’t be able to commence installation until so.
All log cabins come untreated, therefore require maintenance and a protection of the timber. Weatherproof the garden building with a solvent or water based treatment, choose a clear treatment and enhance the beauty of the natural grain or add a pop of colour to it and make it a statement in the garden!
Now you want to think about what you’re going to equip the log cabin with and power up the cabin with some electrical points. If you are not a competent electrician, get in touch with a professional and let them know how many switches, sockets, what requires to run off electricity etc.
What is going to sit centre stage in your log cabin games room? A pool table/snooker table is a popular choice amongst many. A games room can include many different elements within it, it just depends what you and your family enjoy most.
Man Cave - A space dedicated to all forms of games, entertainment and fun. Set up a bar in the corner, with a pool table in the centre, alongside a dartboard on one wall and a tv on another.
Video Games - A digital gaming hub! Set up a simulator rig, gaming screens, digital consoles and more.
Multi-Room Log Cabins - Turn the log cabin into a multifunctional room where you can have a home gym and entertainment space.
Furnish the room with cosy seating for when you have guests over, or using the room as a group. With any games room, it will probably be used often and things can get messy and competitive. Look for low maintenance, easy wipe furniture that will not be damaged by drink spillages, rips etc.
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