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The value of adding a games room or outside games facilities in family sized properties

We all know our weather can be inclement at times and in the interests of making sure your guests have a great experience, it’s worth considering how they’ll entertain themselves when a family walk loses its appeal.

There is no better way of keeping guests entertained than providing the facilities to play pool, ping pong, table football or darts. Throw in a couple of bean bags and a Bluetooth speaker and most groups will happily be distracted for hours oblivious to the torrential rain outside!

A tip of mine is to go for the best quality equipment possible, second hand professional pub style pool tables are perfect for the job. Convertible games tables are clever but are unlikely to stand up to the wear and tear of enthusiastic guests. Purpose designed, well-built items are best.

On the continent, families spend hours outside playing ping pong on either fixed tables or good quality weather proof folding tables which can be wheeled into a corner or garage when not in use.

If your property has a relatively unused garage, this is the ideal space in which to create a games area, there should be no planning issues however the space needs to be warm and welcoming if it is going to be attractive to guests. Add some insulation and a lick of floor paint to brighten up the space.

Sea Salt Lodge has done this to really good effect. You can view this property here.

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