5 Reasons Your Custom Home Needs A Rec Room

Written by: Penny Siml on Wednesday, January 31, 2018


When it comes to custom home design, the rec room went out of fashion several years ago. Homeowners couldn’t get the idea of shag carpet, oddly textured walls, and the damp basement room out of their minds. But, we’re here to say that every custom home needs a rec room. Why? Because it’s the perfect multi-use room that every family can get creative use out of. When it comes to rec room design it’s all about the details, features, and personality you put into the room.

Here are 5 reasons your dream homeneeds a rec room:

Rec rooms are the perfect place to host your parties.

If entertaining is one of your favorite things to do, then a rec room is an absolute must for your custom home. Think of this space in your Indianapolis custom home as the entertainment hub. A rec room can be anything you want it to be including a home bar, a movie room, a game room, or anything else you can think of. Keep the party lively by adding touches of flair throughout the space like fun signage, colorful artwork, and accent pieces that really pop.

Rec rooms can be designed for the entire family.

Modern rec room design ditches the shag carpet and gaudy wall treatments. Instead, they’re a place for the entire family to spend time in. Whether you’re playing ping pong with your kids or looking for a quiet place to read your favorite book, the rec room can be the perfect escape. By incorporating elements for the entire family, you’ll get more use out of the space and actually enjoy spending time in the room.

Rec rooms are great for ditching the screens.

It’s tempting to install a huge TV in your rec room and let your kids spend hours and hours playing video games. To encourage more family time and less screen time ditch the TV and other distracting technology like video game consoles. Instead, opt for board games, a pool table, or even an air hockey table. If you have space, why not put all of these great family activities in your rec room? Before you know it, your kids won’t even miss their screens.

Rec rooms can feel like you’re on vacation.

How much do you love heading to the beach for spring break? Maybe you’re more of a winter break and skiing family. Either way, your Indianapolis custom home builder can design and build the rec room that makes you feel like you’re on vacation every time you go into the space. If the beach is your thing, opt for lighter blues and yellows throughout the room, consider a tiki bar, and add light wood accents throughout the room. If the mountains are more your thing, go with the rustic look. Think about large wooden beams on the ceiling, darks wood tones, and large, comfy furniture.

Rec rooms can be customized for more storage solutions.

When it comes to any home, the one thing they could always use more of is storage. Your rec room is the perfect place for that storage. Home builders in Indiana will work with your floor plan and style to create unique, built-in storage solutions in your rec room. If you’re a book lover, think about open shelves you can fill with all of your favorite reads. If you’re looking to store your games, extra linens, or something else you don’t want displayed, think about cabinets or even a closet with a modern barn door.

What do you think? Is a rec room the perfect addition to the custom home design ideas you already have? The builders at Carrington Homes would love to talk about your ideas and learn more about your dream home. Contact us today to start the process or download our free e-book, “Tips For Building A Custom Home” to learn more about the entire custom home building process.



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