Well it's Valentine's Day and I'm lucky enough to be single. . . soooo I have spent the night planning a gift to me!!
So. As you all know I'm a massive wargamer and collector. Many of us have that moment in their life where they say "God I would love a awesome gaming room". Well I do too.
So I recently purchased my first house and one of the kickers for the house I chose was the size of the garage. It is not a double garage, but in the United Kingdom garages are usually a "drive in and squeeze out of the car" style situation. The garage I have is just that little bit wider and a bit longer which is great.
I immediately saw its potential and upon getting the house, I began planning it's destiny. It will be the perfect Fenrisian Gaming den.
Ladies, Gentlemen and Bunnies I give you the mountain that will become the Aett.
The room is 5.22m long by 3.06 wide. It has one window and a side door (on right out of pic) and a garage door behind. Tree covering the window has been moved now.
There are a few brick supports which will remain with the plasterboard and insulation coming up halfway out from the return.
The ceiling will be covered with 5mm mdf boarding with additional insulation added above (which will also have a loft hatch to allow for extra storage ). I am fortunate that the whole room is filled with plug sockets and lighting too (which will be updated in time to something better than strip lighting).
The side door opens onto s patio currently but eventually I hope a rear extension will allow the room to be accessible without exiting the house.
The garage door will be replaced with a door and window to the front of the property.
So the first step on this route is to contact the local authority/Council as I am planning a change to the front of my property (it is a minor change to a building Annex so hopefully all should go through ok).
It is a Shared Ownership property so I do need to get permission from the housing association to make any changes. So I contacted them and they have asked me to fill in a document with a list of the changes I want to make. It is only a 2 page document and looks very straightforward and to the point.
I have also provided them with drawings of the proposed changes.
When it is all constructed I hope to have two tall glass fronted units (possibly 600mm deep ceiling height kitchen cabinets) framing the window that you can see in the first picture. 3 600mm deep and 600mm wide cabinets which are kitchen worktop tall will then be constructed between the two tall cabinets (all glass fronted apart from the fridge unit which will be loaded with beer).
Various hobby collectibles will adorn (but not clutter) the walls too. I hope to have a Large Wolf skull (replica), wolf tail totem as well as a few replica items such as weapons and a Helmet to adorn the place. A television mounted on the wall as well as a top down camera set up to enable us to record battle reports is also an aim.
So have you made a gaming room? I asked this to the community a little while ago but did not get a great response. You can email pics of your hobby den in its prime to us at thebattlebunnies(at)gmail.com (just replace the (at) with @), and we can look at putting a good Community post up soon of our gaming rooms.