Americans are spending more and more time at home, thanks to the rise of remote careers and the ability to order anything you could ever possibly want delivered straight to your door. And, if the American Time Use Study is to be believed, 96 percent of those people engage in some sort of leisure activity each and every day. Why not combine those two fun facts and make your home a hub for social diversions?
In our ongoing Dare to Live series, we invite you to create a home that sparks excitement, intrigue and adventure. In this installment, we’ll explore ways to celebrate your surroundings as a gathering place for entertainment and action.
Think of unused space in your home as an opportunity to play — quite literally, in this sense. Vintage arcade games enliven and elevate a basement into a favorite hangout of kids and adults alike — just get ready to be the most popular place in the neighborhood.
More of a Big Lebowski than a Pinball Wizard? Salvage yards often sell portions of bowling alleys of yore, which can be repurposed for the ultimate in pin-spiration.
A single Skee-Ball lane has the same freewheeling feel without taking up much space.
Your own personal skating rink or dance club are easier to achieve than you may think — a few layers of epoxy for the flooring, and you’ll be gliding and grooving in no time. DJ and skate rentals (unfortunately) not included.
Music moguls in the making can even install their own recording studio — DJ Khaled will need to make room for you at the Grammys.
If you’re more the outdoorsy type, bring nature to you by incorporating a sunroom or observatory where you can mingle with flora and fauna (without ever sacrificing your creature comforts).
Now that your home is an oasis of pleasure, you may need a way to exchange information with your family and friends that goes against the grain, as well. Transform an entryway or a mudroom into a communication hub with interactive message boards that impart a sense of playfulness in day-to-day connections.
The Inspired Interiors team believes that all of the areas of your home should serve a purpose … with plenty of room for fun. Connect with us to dream of ways to infuse joy into every day.