Having a gameroom in your home is great for entertaining the family, especially if you have kids, and for hosting fun parties and gatherings. But having a gameroom full of fun things to do can get expensive. If you’re looking to have fun and save some money, there are a lot of DIY possibilities.
If you’re the type of person who likes do-it-yourself projects, you’re sure to find some great ideas here. This page features 37 different DIY projects that are perfect for your own gameroom. Some are pretty simple, others are more involved and complex. But you’ll certainly find something that interests you.
Not only can DIY projects help you to save some money, but they also allow you to give your gameroom more of a personal touch and add your own style. Now, let’s take a look at the possibilities.
Air hockey is a gameroom favorite for kids and adults alike. This project uses a Shopvac to create a mini air hockey table that kids will love. Read the article or watch the video below for instructions.
Skeeball is a great game, but very few people are able to have skeeball in their home. Well, with the help of these instructions you can create your own and make it happen.
Here is another option for making your own skee ball machine. This one is a little more involved, but the end result is awesome.
This mini ping pong table is sure to be a popular item in your gameroom, and best of all, it’s actually pretty simple to make.
via The Idea Room
Help to keep your gameroom organized and clutter-free by making this case / holder for your ping pong paddles and balls.
Here’s a fun little game you can make that kids will enjoy. Use ping pong balls and some simple materials to create a basketball game.
via 504 Main
This project uses wood for the table and a lot of 3D printed items to create the foosball table. This is a bit more ambitious of a project, but a foosball table is a pretty popular item to have for your gameroom.
Want to build a foosball table without the 3D printing? Here you’ll find some plans and instructions for a more traditional foosball table.
This is a simple, fun game that kids will enjoy. All you need is some basic materials and a little bit of time.
via Our Daily Ideas
Dartboards are a popular choice for gamerooms. You will probably want some sort of surround to protect your walls from damage. This wood dart board case can help to protect your wall, to keep your gameroom looking nice when the dartboard is not in use… And it looks great too!
Here is another great option for a dartboard surround. This one is kind of similar, but without the doors.
And one more option for a dartboard surround. This one has a circular design.
A shuffleboard table is a great addition to your gameroom. Here you’ll see step-by-step how this DIY table was made.
And here is another option for making your own shuffleboard table.
Obviously, a pool table is a gameroom favorite in many houses. If you’re ambitious and you have some skills, here you’ll find plans that you can use to make your own pool table.
If you already have a pool table, here is a simple idea for a nice rack to hold your pool cues.
Golfers will love this indoor putting green! It’s fairly simple to create and will provide hours of entertainment and practice.
via The Sand Trap
Here’s a different idea for a fun addition to your gameroom. Using pegboard you can create your own plinko board.
This is a fairly simple project for creating your own gaming table.
via KGD Craftermath
And another option for creating a nice gaming table.
Whether you want this as a decorative piece, or if you want it so kids can play on it, this basketball hoop is sure to add something to your gameroom.
A bar is a great addition to a gameroom, but it can also be an expensive addition. If you want to save some money and still get a great bar, follow this plan.
via This Old House
For board game lovers, this coffee table is very functional and a nice addition to the gameroom.
Here is another option for a fun coffee table with some storage.
Anything arcade-related is a great idea for your home gameroom. Make this marquee lightbox and it is likely to be a favorite.
This small arcade cabinet is sure to be a hit in any gameroom.
Here is another tutorial for creating an arcade cabinet, also from I Like to Make Stuff. This one is larger, and it is actually a 3-part article and video series.
This is a simple idea for a fun addition to your gameroom. The only problem will be keeping it stocked!
This snack station is another great option. It’s fairly simple, but will add a nice touch… And everyone loves snacks.
For the baseball fan, this idea for curtain rod ends will be a nice touch.
Storage is an important part of a gameroom. Built-ins can be quite expensive if you are hiring a professional. This project uses Ikea shelves to create nice built-ins that look great, function well, and aren’t that difficult to create. The shelves are perfect for storing games, movies, and CDs.
via Blesser House
These clever skateboard shelves aren’t difficult to make and can add a nice touch to your room.
Here is a creative idea for a storage shelf.
If you have young kids, this child-size table is perfect for giving them a place to color, paint, or play games.
via Shanty 2 Chic
Take a traditional table and convert it into a Lego table that kids will love.
Here’s a functional coffee table that will give you some storage and look great in your gameroom.
Let’s face it, gamerooms can be loud. If the noise from your gameroom is an issue, you may want to consider soundproofing. Here is a practical way to do it yourself.
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I live in Pennsylvania with my wife and two children. Time with family is very important to me, so I started Gameroom Vault to help others find fun ways to spend time with their families at home.