Game Room

Starting in late 2015, we decided it was time to start yet another construction project.

THE GOOD ENOUGH HEADQUARTERS GAME ROOM.

Here’s some picture to show our progress.

-Cheers

 

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The fireplace was non-functional, so to add some needed room, we removed it.

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Well over 30 garbage cans full of demo material. Our Garbage collector was not pleased with us for quite a few months.

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Chimney liners. We saved them. We may use them for planters or something on a later project.

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Tearing down the ceiling to raise it, maybe 12 “

 

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First attempt at framing for the mini shelves. We later ripped this out to move the wall back 5 inches to gain chair space at the table.

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This wall was originally just going to have some light drywall work. Later we rip it out to gain about 6 inches for chair space on the other side of the table.

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Home Depot Cabinets. ON SALE!

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Ikea display cases.  A bit pricey but quicker than trying to build them ourselves.

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We thought we were doing pretty well at this point, but we had no idea.

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While the ceiling was out we put in the plastic ventilation channels, It was always boiling hot in the attic, so this was step one in the fix. The plan was to later replace the roof (in 5-10 years) and then put in a ridge vent.

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The floor was not level due to earlier construction downstairs which raised the floor a bit. We had also moved the staircase 10 years earlier and the plywood cover for the old staircase was not even with the flooring. We wanted to put in laminate flooring, so it had to be level.

More on that later.

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Ceiling framing complete.

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Time to level. This took about 3 weeks.

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Mock Table to see what kind of clearance we could expect. It looks good, but we planned to put in a row of Kallax shelves on one wall, so we decided to move the walls….. To save cost, we reused much of the materials we removed.

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This is the space we gained by moving back the wall….

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So when I bought this place 20 years ago, the attic was a small apartment. There was a small bathroom with a tub, but there were leaks and you would hit your head on the ceiling when you stood up. The kitchenette was from the 50’s and the walls were just a bit better than cardboard. So I ripped it all out and fixed it up. We are ripping all the out for this conversion…. Anyway we have only had one bathroom in the house for 20 years with four people. So another bathroom was mandatory for this project.

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Potty placement test #1

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Measure 20 times to make sure Shelf framing is correct…. maybe 30 times.

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Luckily, I had the foresight to run drain and supply lines upstairs when I redid the downstairs bathroom 15 years ago. All I had to do was uncap and hook in the new pipes.

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You can see kitchenette layout coming together. We decide not to put in a sink as finding a way to run a drain line would have been…. expensive and time consuming.

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Shelf wall framed.

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Move and re-frame Mini wall.

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This is where we spend our Saturdays and Sundays. Working and thinking… then working more and re-thinking.

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Mini Shelves installed (again). My brother Steve suggested that we fill the wasted space below the shelves with drawers. Why have wasted space?

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A couple hundred dollars later, they are in.

My wife then Banned Steve from coming upstairs until the project was complete. He has great ideas, but we were so done at this point, new ideas were not in the schedule or budget.

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One of many Catscans completed throughout the project. We passed.

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Okay… This may seem a bit extravagant, but there was no place to put a TV. Luckily we already had a TV. So after some google searches, we found a TV lift for a reasonable price. I learned from all my past projects. If you think it will be cool and you really want it. Put it in your budget and save up till you have the cash. Here we are making sure the lift is located correctly in the up position as not to hit the ceiling. – No Regrets.

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No place for a fat man.

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Left room for a Mini fridge. We were hoping to find one on sale. So we framed for the size we wanted and left some extra room. Fingers crossed.

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We found a place on ebay that had copper sinks. It was comparable to the price of regular sinks, maybe 10-20% more, but we caved and went with the cool factor.

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Cart we found online at target. Of course it was 50% off so we grabbed it to be our bathroom vanity. We modified it a bit, but the price was right and it went with our steampunk/industrial/Fantasy theme.

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Bathroom Framing is underway

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Potty placement test #2

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So… How can we cheaply do some shelf accent lighting?

Buy LED connectors & lights, DC converter, Drawer pulls ($30 from China), and some 18 gauge lamp wire (everybody has this laying around). Then a few days worth of work (Free). more to come….

 

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A floor evac toilet would not work in the space we had available. So we went with a rear Evac (euro style). We found it online at a good price. Most of these are a bit pricey, but we found one relatively reasonable with some fancy design. It’s not like we really had a choice anyway.

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NOW THIS was a wise investment. Bluetooth speakers. These work great! We can play music and sound effects.

Got them here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RHI7LN2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Sliding Door install check

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This is our Dining/Game room for the last few years. It worked great but it was tight.

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Rotten Deck – Removal was not in the plan, but necessary for safety.

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So…. A wind storm came through the area and tore up a bunch or roof’s. Our insurance was going to cover the replacement, so this opened up an opportunity to put in the Ridge vent we needed and a good time to replace the skylights. Once again this was an added expense we did not budget for, but I got a good deal for the roof replacement and the whole mess ended up being a wash from a $ perspective. 20160522_144543 20160522_144549 20160527_152707 20160604_124028 20160604_124040 20160605_100044 20160605_100931 20160605_112448 20160607_171645 20160607_172246 20160610_143826 20160610_151128 20160610_160824 20160610_160840 20160610_164431 20160610_164448 20160624_141237 20160624_153929 20160624_154159 20160624_154251 20160624_154342 20160624_154657 20160624_155108 20160624_155112 20160625_115912 20160626_165303 20160626_165323 20160626_165340 20160626_165349 20160626_172614 20160626_172632 20160626_172641 20160626_173511 20160626_173801 20160626_174125 20160626_174132 20160627_195321 20160627_195338 20160627_200017 20160630_154341 20160630_172841 20160630_172917 20160630_173754 20160703_111348 20160703_111403 20160703_155234 20160704_144621 20160704_144836 20160704_144900 20160704_144912 20160706_201814 20160706_201825 20160706_201900 20160710_124806 20160710_143224 20160710_143234 20160710_143247 20160710_143306 20160710_161228 20160715_104404 20160715_121350 20160715_121949 20160715_125230 20160715_160911 20160715_160919 20160715_160934 20160715_160948 20160814_153108 20160814_153218 20160820_113931 20160820_114117 20160820_114134 20160820_114150 20160820_114209 20160820_114218 20160820_114227 20160820_135211 20160820_135225 20160820_135231 20160820_135242 20160820_135412 20160821_123236 20160821_140432 20160821_142552 20160821_142633 20160930_120702 20161002_103306 20161013_152717 20161013_152732 20161013_161418 20161016_121618 20161022_120502 20161022_123559 20161022_123607 20161022_123621 20161022_141925 20161022_153838 20161028_073946 20161028_073954 20161030_130203 20161030_130208 20161030_130216 20161030_130220 20161030_130226 20161030_153645 20161030_153652 20161105_160745 20161105_160755 20161105_160802 20161106_130820 20161106_130833 20161106_130843 20161106_130857 20161106_142447 20161106_142512 20161106_142524 20161106_165455 20161106_165536 20161106_165657 20161111_161035 20161111_161159 20161111_162831 20161111_165438 20161111_171806 20161112_104631 20161112_104636 20161112_110113 20161112_110425 20161112_112441 20161112_112605 20161112_141614 20161112_153312 20161113_120217 20161113_123751 20161113_123757 20161113_133527 20161113_133536 20161113_150257 20161113_150313 20161113_150932 20161113_150940 20161113_151122 20161113_151140 20161116_113409 20161119_102753 20161119_102801 20161119_120841 20161119_120905 20161119_120916 20161119_120928 20161120_130624 20161120_130731 20161120_135825 20161120_135831 20161121_130342 20161121_194056 20161125_105926 20161125_105936 20161125_105955 20161125_111134 20161125_120724 20161125_150942 20161125_152103 20161125_182947 20161125_183001 20161126_103804 20161126_111534 20161126_111542 20161126_150708 20161127_130221 20161127_130229 20161127_130307 20161127_154239 20161127_163327 20161127_164618 20161127_165041 20161128_151304 20161202_101601 20161202_103206 20161202_145953 20161202_170556 20161202_170618 20161202_170644 20161202_170709

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