Planning GameRoom/Exercise Room...How to start?
I've been rehabbing a house we're moving into in Dec or Jan and have been mostly concerned with the upstairs. The goodsized basement is partially earth floor with slope down to a level area that already has a concrete floor laid. I'm thinking of framing off that side of the basement, tiling the floor, applying sheetrock to framed walls and doing something with ceiling (ceilings are very tall for a basement...approx 10 ft high.) I'd like a place to put a few pieces of exercise equipment I own, a small tv to watch while exercising, and maybe even put a ping pong table in (I love ping pong for exercise and fun).
So, how does one start planning a game room/exercise room combo? What is the minium sq ftg a room should be to consider converting it into a useful area for R & R? Is there a good website or book out there that shows various finished basement projects I could possibly try to replicate? Thanks in advance for your help!