One of the reasons I bought our new place was the empty space beneath the lounge area. Most of the lounge was built as an addition in the 1960s to take advantage of the awesome views across the town and harbour but the area beneath (approx 9m x 4m- about 27ft by 12 ft by ye old antiquated measurements?) is open to the South and so gets the full blast of winter rains and is as far from the sun as possible in this hemisphere and so not of ideal use for much... at present. Its main purpose is as a sheltered spot for washing to dry on cold rainy days and a place to park our bikes but that is all about to change...
My plan simple lay a new floor- being on a hill it is uneven and slopes about 15cm over the 4m width, close in the open gaps and install large windows (each gap is about 2.2 m high x 2.7-2.9 wide) and create myself a cosy new gaming... er family, room whilst also reducing winter drafts coming up through the floor area- which currently is a bit of a problem in blustery southerlies. So it will also be making the house warmer. The best way to get appoval for such project is to pitch them as family living space and or reduing heating costs then once built put a combination lock on the door to keep the rest of the family out!
Anyway, work began on Friday with the builders coming in to break up the concrete in preparation for laying the new floor. They'd just broken up the highest point on the floor and hopefully this week will lay a new level concrete slab which will be about 15cm thick. The concreting will be one of the most expensive parts of the project!
As you can see I'm going to get pretty good views out over town.
Very nice, looks like it has alot of potential.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to getting it finished.Delete
Looks like a great space for a games room. Double combination locks might be the order of the day!ReplyDelete
Good call Rodger.Delete
Cor! That'll make a great space. With a view!ReplyDelete
I am sure it will once finished.Delete
Wow! Better not put in any windows, you'll be distracted from painting and playing!ReplyDelete
Already thought if a solution Monty... curtains!Delete
Stunning view !ReplyDelete
This will be a greate addition to the house, I hope you get throught with your plan to snatch the new "family room" for gaming!
Best regards Michael
Cheers Michael- adding value to the property has been one of my arguments for the project :)Delete
I've seen some great gaming rooms over the years and it won't be as good as those but definitely functional and with a decent view.Delete
Every gamer needs his own gaming pad!ReplyDelete
Ain't that the truth. A mancave is mandatory for marital bliss IMO.Delete
The current one works but the plan has always been to better utilise the space under the house. BTW where did you get your display stands Scott? I spotted them on your blog a couple of weeks back, they are very nice.
That's going to be a great space for gaming.ReplyDelete
I hope so and once done we will celebrate with a big game of some description.Delete
Very nice looking game space!ReplyDelete