Sunday, September 27, 2015

Remodelling the game room

I am making some changes to the games room to fix two issues.  Firstly I do not have enough storage for stuff so need some more cupboards.  Secondly being below the house there is little air movement and so it gets a bit stuffy, so I have spoken to a builder about getting a smallish window at one end above the table.  I am lucky as the room sits about 4 feet below the driveway and so a window would open out onto the driveway and faces east which is where most of the (good) breezes come from (NE or SE).

While I am at it - I decided to widen the table to make it 6 feet wide and add the ability to have an extension of 2 feet which, when added, will make it 10 feet long.

So it has meant taking off the table top and frame, dismantling the terrain storage rack that I built and getting a few new cupboards.


So now need to engage an engineer and someone to amend the drawings so I can submit it to the council to get the window approved.  It is supposed to be easier under the new process - ha ha.

8 comments:

  1. Positively palatial. Good luck with the planners - it should be a doddle

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    1. The amount of paper they are going to need for a bloody window is ridiculous. But it will be much nicer with one.

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  2. You already have a very suitable gaming space (and wonderful shelving) but I agree that adding more table area is a good move. A 6'x10' table opens up many new possibilities.

    God look with your remodeling project!

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    1. Jonathan - I am very lucky and know that but dreams grow. A wider table means I consider putting more storage now the top is off and while the whole thing is moved away thoughts turn to wouldn't it be nice for a window before it all gets put back ....

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  3. Getting extra table space is a top priority in my view and your storage looks very organised. Having fresh air and natural light from the window will be even more reason to spend hours and hours in your favourite room in the house.

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    1. Thanks for the comments on the storage - 'will be' organised might be another way to describe it :)

      I won't tell my wife of the 'real reason' for wanting the light and air!!

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  4. Looking fantastic Richard. Good luck with Council mate!

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  5. Thanks Carlo. Not sure a "Complying Development" is much easier than a DA.

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