If you’ve been looking for less-obvious ways to add personality and flair to your home, you’ve probably been leaning towards something other than the currently trending technology and entertainment products. If you’ve already got an extensive collection of gadgets and are now looking for something more unique, opting for throwback items could be the right move. With that said, here are four old-school gems that can still add value to your home today:
1. A Jukebox
Sure, there are fancy boom boxes and other ways to listen to music nowadays, but nothing really does the job as stylishly as a nice jukebox. Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for outdated technology to enjoy one in your home because a modern jukebox will come equipped with turntables, a CD player, Bluetooth functionality, and complete compatibility with your home speaker system. Plus, they can play vinyl records, and some would even say they create an entirely new vibe aesthetically speaking.
2. An Arcade Video Game Cabinet
Arcade video games are easy to overlook because they’re bulky and the graphics simply can’t compete with today’s games. However, the gameplay is still just as fun, and some old-school gamers might even say it’s better than playing with a game controller because it’s more interactive. Some arcade games can be expensive, but in recent years, a number of affordable arcade cabinet options have appeared, so you can bring the arcade home and never have to worry about inserting coins again for a reasonable one-time price.
3. A Pool Table
A pool table is far from cutting-edge or out-of-the-box thinking, but it’s also an item that is becoming increasingly rare in the average household. How many people do you know who have a pool table in their home? For most people, the answer to that question would be either none, one or a few. A pool table and provide hours of enjoyment, it’s a centerpiece for conversation, and a new hobby/skill set for you to work on in your free time to boot.
4. Air Hockey Table
Air hockey is another game that simply doesn’t get the attention it used to. It’s also undeniably one of the most action-packed tabletop games you can play. Games like ping pong have stayed common in many homes, but a real air hockey table – not one of the miniature ones that come in a multi-tabletop game – is a rare in-home sight. Thus, adding one to your home could be the retro upgrade you’ve been looking for.
Sometimes Old-School Entertainment is Better
With today’s highly advanced video game graphics setting the bar high for home entertainment, it can seem like anything less than a PlayStation 4 isn’t good enough. However, sometimes going back to the old-school forms of entertainment can be exactly what the doctor ordered. Adding nostalgia to your home also makes it a more welcoming environment for people of all ages and will help to bring back positive memories of previous eras.