Interior design experts agree that the basement is perhaps the most underutilized room in a house. Although homeowners pay for the square-footage, they seem lost on how to be able to use it. As a result, the basement is often relegated to storage duties, or simply used as a housing area for the furnace and laundry equipment. However, an increasing number of homeowners are starting to realize the potential of their basement and are undertaking basement development and renovation projects. Here are a few tips on how to convert your unused basement into an entertainment room for the family: – The key to a good entertainment room is to have enough activities to keep the entire family engaged. Usually, a pool table is the best addition to any family entertainment room. Also equally popular is the board game corner which houses all the family board games and provides a comfortable area for the entire family to enjoy some quality time. – Families with toddlers can always explore the option of adding a playpen for their children. Not only does it give a child the option to do whatever activity they please, it also lets them move around freely without compromising child safety. – For those not looking to convert the basement into an entertainment room for the family, a poker table is a must-have. Throw in a mini-bar and a dartboard and you have the perfect venue to entertain your friends.