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Tips on Creating a Sports Basement

Tips on Creating a Sports Basement By Shea Richardson
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

Are you tired of looking at a big mess in your finished basement? Does it look like a storage unit of junk piled everywhere? You should consider turning your basement into a sports basement. This can create at-home fun for the entire family.

If you are a sports fan, then creating a sports basement will be easy, not to mention fun. There are so many decorating ideas and products that you can purchase that will make this job simple and affordable. All you have to do is choose what you want.

Getting Started

Before you begin this project, you need to make a plan. You should first figure out what your budget is going to be. Then you should come to a decision about which types of sports you want to feature or include in your sports basement. After that, you should make a decision regarding how much décor you want to have and where you will put each item. After these main decisions are made, you are ready to shop and decorate.

Sports Basement Ideas

There are so many great things available for you purchase to make your sports basement lots of fun. Game tables such as foosball tables, ping pong tables, billiards tables, and air hockey tables are very popular and are available in a wide range of styles and prices. A card table to play poker, chess, or checkers on is also a great idea. Other items you could include in your sports basement are pub tables, bar stools, and dart boards.

There are many types of lamps and light fixtures available for you to purchase that will add a comfortable feel to this area. In addition to all of these items, you could install a miniature basketball rim and even some televisions throughout your sports basement. Some great finishing touches would be to decorate the walls with sports memorabilia such as jerseys, action shot photographs, and autographed balls, bats, and gloves. The ideas available to create the sports basement of your dreams are endless.

About the Author
An accomplished educator and writer, Shea Richardson has several years of teaching experience in the Georgia public school system. She holds a degree in Education from Georgia State University and specializes in topics spanning technology, education, and group dynamics.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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