This article provides a few tips on making your basement remodeling project as stress-free as possible. Remodeling your basement, while ultimately very rewarding, giving you so much more space in your home, can also be one of the most difficult types of remodeling you can do. The reason is simple: your basement is probably the area of your home with the largest gap between what it currently is and what you want it to be after the basement renovation. Add to that the fact that most basements are below ground and have potential moisture and mold issues, and you’ve got one involved project on your hands!
Homeowner requests for game rooms in newly built space and existing room remodeling is on the rise again. Game rooms can be the center of many potential activities: poker, darts, video games…etc. The most desired item is a pool table. An important early consideration should be table size and adequate room size. A “regulation” pool table is 4.5′ wide and 9′ long. Many styles are available, typically in six inch increments, and a smaller, but common size is 3.5′ by 7′.
Here is a pool table view in a Monmouth County, New Jersey basement renovation project completed by Mark of Excellence Remodeling.
For calculating a comfortable room size for a particular pool table know that a standard cue is approximately 58″ long. Double that length and add to the width and length of the table to determine an ideal room to table scenario. Therefore, the standard 4.5′ x 9′ pool table should be in a room that is at least 14’1″ x 18’6″. The smaller 3.5′ x 7′ table could be placed in 13’1″ x 16’1″ room. Continue reading