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Making My Living Room Xbox 360 + Kinect and Fitness Friendly

If your living room is like mine, it’s not the most ideal place to play video games or work out.  We made a simple adjustment to make it easy to alter in the matter of a few seconds without changing the overall look of our decor.

 

Here’s my daughter rearranging the heavy furniture by herself…..and getting out some of her energy playing her favorite Xbox with Kinect games.  She insisted on her favorite song…it looks a lot like dancing right?  I wish I had that much energy!

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So how did we make the coffee table easy to move?  We added casters to the bottom.  Casters come in all shapes and sizes. With the furniture easy to move, we are much more likely to spread out and play the Kinect games that require a lot of space for movement.  I love that my 5-year-old can set it all up by herself too without hurting herself.  She just moves the table out of the way.

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  • Making Your Furniture Mobile 1 of 8
    Making Your Furniture Mobile
    There a few ways you can make your furniture easy to move. You can add "sliders" or casters for an industrial look.
  • Step 1: 4″ Casters 2 of 8
    Step 1:  4" Casters
    You can buy 4" casters from any hardware store.
  • Step 2: Remove Feet 3 of 8
    Step 2: Remove Feet
    If your table has feet you'll need to remove them first.
  • Step 3: Drill Holes 4 of 8
    Step 3: Drill Holes
    Carefully drill holes into the bottom of your table.
  • Step 4: Add Casters 5 of 8
    Step 4: Add Casters
    Using large wood screws, attached the casters to the bottom of the table.
  • Finished 6 of 8
    Finished
    Casters added! Now the heavy coffee table is easy rolled out of the way. They still need to be sprayed with paint to match, but I in the middle of redecorating and I don't know what the final color of the table is going to be.
  • No Room 7 of 8
    No Room
    Our large table doesn't leave any room for playing video games, play or fitness!
  • Lot’s of Room! 8 of 8
    Lot's of Room!
    A few seconds later.....the area is wide open.

If you aren’t into the industrial look, you can also just add these easy furniture sliders so that they fit under the furniture without being seen.

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