Games Room of the Year 2021 - Winner Announcement

Posted by HLD 08 NOVEMBER 2021


Our annual Games Room of the Year competition returned for 2021 with a whole host of incredible spaces fully kitted out. With many households completing home projects during lockdown, or spending their hard-earned cash on a pool table instead of a holiday, we have seen exceptional standards of games rooms this year.


We love nothing more than seeing a games room come alive with individuality and personality. We've had an insane response this year from entrants, bringing inspiration to us all. After selecting 10 finalists and opening up the vote to the public, we now have a winner for 2021...


Huge Congratulations to Dean Mirfin with his Bar 152!



A Garden Room to reign all garden rooms.


Dean's expert design skills have turned his garden room into a gorgeously luxurious pool bar, with a Jack Daniels pool table complete with the iconic Label logo, and illuminated by contemporary chic hanging lights.


Dean's Signature Warwick Pool Dining Table with Jack Daniels Label Logo cloth looks incredible under the professional pool table lighting.


Click below to see all available options and finishes from Home Leisure Direct.




Birra Italiana Bar


Step over to Dean's Bar beside the pool table and you'll find Moretti on tap, as well as classic Moretti neon lights, and a whole selection of other beverages. 




Become an Arcade Pro


Whilst enjoying your favourite tipple at Dean's bar you can transport yourself back to the arcades with a bar top arcade machine hooked up to the wall-mounted tv for some of your favourite retro games.


Take a look at our great range of Arcade Pro arcade machines, exclusively sold by Home Leisure Direct.



Deep Chic Decor

The whole room is framed with a dark paint finish, professional paneling and wood flooring, as well as a quality sound system to create the perfect ambiance for coming together with friends and family to shoot some pool.




A Wall of Legends


Framed on the walls are some brilliant pieces of memorabilia featuring Freddie Mercury, Mohammed Ali, and Sean Connery as Bond, alongside iconic quotes from each legend. Dean also has a Gronkowski "Gronk" American Football shirt from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end player. But, the standout piece has to be the unique custom-made Porsche 911 Bonnet, finished in Gulf livery, and hand-made in vinyl. 




What's Dean's favourite part of his uber-trendy games room?


"Obviously the bar, but I like all the parts really, from the pool table, the 911 car bonnet on the wall and retro arcade machine. I just keep trying to add interesting and individual bits."



The Bar 152 Creation 


We asked Dean to talk us through the process of his games room creation: "We started clearing the site around 20th March this year, the actual building was started around the 31st March. By the 18th May, I was able to enjoy my first pint, although there was lots to do and still is. Getting the materials was the main reason for most of the delays but this was all completed around 23 May."


Now that's a huge amount of work in a short amount of time, and here at Home Leisure Direct, we are really impressed with the results. Dean explained "I am still adding bits now. I see ideas on other people's projects and I think, 'that looks cool, I wonder how I could make that work', and I find a way to add and improve my own room. Next year I am hoping to create a terrace area outside the bar for the warmer days along with another seating and firepit area."




Congratulations to Dean who has now been officially crowned the owner of Games Room of the Year 2021.


Thank you to everyone who entered our Games Room of the Year 2021 competition. If you want to hear about our upcoming events, competition or promotions then you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram

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