Basements and backyards were made for family fun, fitness and time spent together. If you’re thinking about taking on a family fun-based renovation, here are some of the internet’s most inspiring (and attainable) family fun zones.
Epic Obstacle Courses
Are members of your household obsessed with American Ninja Warrior? If you have the space, try installing your own ANW-style backyard obstacle course! The internet is filled with plans that show how to create everything from a compact set of backyard monkey bars to full training setups.
Just be aware that this is an advanced building project. So, be sure to connect with a qualified contractor to discuss how to get the job done.
Not looking to build a structure? No problem. Amazon.ca sells American Ninja Warrior slackline kits!
Video Game Room
We’re living in a time when video gaming has become a family affair. Gone are the days when playing video games was strictly the pastime of a family’s kids. That’s because many of today’s parents were those kids in the 80’s, 90’s and early 2ks who spent night and day chasing high scores on their Nintendo, Sega, XBox, or Sony consoles.
So embrace your family’s idea of family fun and create a fun, comfortable and stylish family gaming spot on your basement. Your perfect gaming spot deserve epic sound and, comfortable seating, a big screen (or two) and some fun décor. Plus, don’t forget to look into sound-proofing!
If you have any of those old consoles hanging around, give them new life as part of your retro gaming space. Whether you set them up for show or plan to play, old consoles, controllers and games can really set the mood
Home Art Studio
Source: Design Sponge
If your family embraces the artistic side of life, you may enjoy the results of building an at home art studio. Just imagine, your family will be able to explore painting, pottery, and more, without fear of making a mess.
Disused garages, sheds and basements are excellent for this purpose. You’ll need a sink for easy cleanup, a good storage system for supplies, and some essential furniture like tables and chairs. Just keep in mind that if you’re planning your space in the garage, shed or other outbuilding that you’ll want to make sure that it’s well-insulated for winter.
When you talk to people about what they would want to see in their dream home, you might be surprised to learn that a dedicated music room is a very popular choice. So, why not create that music room in the home you have right now? You can easily dedicate part of your basement (or even the garage) toward making a great jam session-worthy family fun space.
Whether your musical tastes lean toward classical, country, calypso, or classic rock, first and foremost, you’re going to want to look into some soundproofing. There’s no use in setting up a place to play your heart out if it’s going to result in noise complaints. After that you’ll want to think about storage, seating (for all of those adorable fans), lighting and décor. Who knows, the music room might end up being your family’s new favorite place to hang out.