For those new to this series of articles, you should probably read Part 1 and Part 2 of my man-cave building exploits first, just to get a flavour of what’s been going on and what we started off with. Just under 12 months ago we made a start on turning our loft into a useable space and I am pretty proud of what we have managed to achieve. By we, I mean my Father and I. Without him and his patience much of this wouldn’t have happened and for that I thank him a lot.
Well, since the last post we finished the architrave, added the skirting board, painted it all and had the carpet laid. I have moved the boxed console part of my retro collection, my cartridges (my Sinclair/Commodore/Amstrad etc. software collection is still awaiting storage) and my office up into the loft and wired all my consoles in. I currently only have a 32″ CRT as I save up funds for a new flat screen to be added.
The consoles now sit in new Ikea units, all backlit by remote control colour change mood lighting. I have shelves around the back of the room housing all my games. The office end of the room has a large computer desk (backlit again) with integral drawer unit, more shelves and a large table to house my large format printer and stationery.
So this project has come to an end. I just hope I have inspired others to have a go at making their own games rooms.
The room I vacated to come up here now needs to be done. Can’t I have a rest? Wife says no.