Loft Conversion | Gaming Space for your Playstation 5
The PlayStation 5 is an incredible game machine. Despite the limited supply, it has received universal praise from critics throughout the world for being an impressive computer with boundless potential and a solid set of launch titles. Because of its powerful internals, your PS5 deserves better than a default configuration. You shouldn’t settle for anything less than the best when it comes to your gaming console. That’s why it’s crucial to design a dedicated gaming space worthy of the great powerhouse you’ve just invested in. Read on for 2024’s definitive how-to on setting up a dedicated PlayStation 5 gaming space.
Never focus solely on one space.
First, here’s some advice you might not have gotten anywhere else: when designing your game room, don’t forget about the rest of the house. Sure, it’s good to have a den where you can go to escape the world and play the PS5 in peace, but what about when you are hungry? While you’re doing it, you might as well give the rest of your house a facelift. While you are planning and developing the ultimate gaming sanctuary, you should give some thought to renovating your bedroom or perhaps installing a custom kitchen. When every room in your house reflects the same level of care and attention as your game room, you’ll be glad you did it.
Light is the key.
The lighting in a real gaming room is usually very striking. PC gamers all across the world will gush about how much better the atmosphere is with RGB lighting. There’s no reason why your PS5 gaming experience should be any different. Lamps placed strategically, such as next to your seat and close to the console, can greatly enhance your gaming experience and make the room feel more like a home. Changing your lighting configuration can have a dramatic effect on your gaming. Use your PS5’s colour scheme as inspiration for your lighting design.
Get a good quality TV stand.
If you’re a gamer with a lot of consoles, you might want to build your own TV stand instead of buying one from the store. As a gamer, you need a more specialised piece of equipment than the TV tables meant solely for Blu-ray players and the occasional sound system. If you’re a dedicated gamer, your TV stand is your temple, as that’s where your PlayStation 5 will reside and where you’ll spend the majority of your free time. Don’t buy a TV stand without first considering its size, form, and material, and resist the need to settle for the first thing you find.
The organisation of cables is crucial.
Do not overlook the importance of proper cable management. Cable clutter is the single most annoying thing in a game room. Although the number of cables you need to worry about as a console gamer is smaller than it is for PC gamers, it is still important to keep track of things like HDMI cables, power supply, and controller charging cords. Your cable management solution shouldn’t interfere with the ventilation in the space (more on this later), and cables should be easily accessible without being overly obvious.
Focus on air circulation
Don’t cram your PS5 into a tight nook and force it to overheat. The PS5 is less noisy and more efficient at handling heat than its predecessors, but you should still give it plenty of breathing area and provide a steady supply of fresh air. In order to avoid the need for air conditioning, a window should ideally be installed in any basement or attic that is being renovated. After a long gaming session, the last thing you want is for your PS5 to overheat.
Deck it out
Without video game-themed wall art, a gaming room is just another room. Put your favourite gaming artwork on display in your gaming area by collecting prints, posters, and sculptures. Make sure everything is connected to PS5 games for extra credit. Most PS4 games can be played on PS5, so this shouldn’t be too tough. Favourites among us include the recently released Demon’s Souls as well as the God of War series, Bloodborne, Shadow of the Colossus, and the original Demon’s Souls.
Put in a refrigerator
You’ll want a refrigerator nearby so that you can get a cold drink whenever you need one, even if you’re not in your fancy new bespoke kitchen whipping up energising meals or amazing snacks. The problem can be easily solved with a miniature refrigerator in the form of a game console. If the refrigerator has the ability to change colours other than the standard red, green, and blue, then all the better. Put the fridge close to where you’ll be sitting, and if you can, work it into your cable management system as well.
Shelf after shelf after shelf
You’ll need some shelves if you want to create a shrine to your huge library of physical games or your collection of the rarest gaming books and publications. Again, custom solutions may be the best bet; the amount of displayable items will dictate the depth of shelves required, so it’s best to coordinate this with a custom shelving service. You can also use shelves to showcase any gaming collectibles you own, such as figurines, sculptures, or even whole sets.