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Finally Done 12/17 :Construction on NH's newest home game room has started :)


By Max_Badazz

4 years ago



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    #1 4 years ago

    edited on 12/17

    Some of my favorite discussions on Pinside are the ones about home game rooms (especially the Lets See Pics of your Game Room thread). I enjoy seeing what people have and like to get ideas for myself.

    Finally this summer, it was time for me to get mine. Currently my game room is in the basement. Decent size, but has space wasters such as a full set of steps in the middle, furnace, hot water tank, oil tank, washer & drier, well water pump, etc. Low ceilings, cement floors, very few outlets, underpowered outlets, support columns, etc. Well all is about to change.

    They started this week with the excavation. We are adding a mudroom to the house which will connect to the garage. House is higher than the driveway, so its 8 steps down and 5 steps up to the second floor which is the new game room. Steps are in the mudroom to maximize floor space in the room. I'll have a small 1/2 bath and a small kitchenette in the front corner. The rest is open space for games (no support columns). 28' x 36' with 8' walls and 15' cathedral ceiling..... Big Guns will fit with no issues (if I ever decide to get a Big Guns) Power outlets up the wazou including the walls and the floor (for islands of games), reinforced floor so the weight won't be an issue, and heating and cooling for the temp changes of New England.

    I'll post progress pics as the construction moves along. Estimated completion date is early December.

    #2 4 years ago

    before it started (I did start the demo on the shed):

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    #3 4 years ago

    Ripping up the driveway

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    #4 4 years ago

    Digging for the foundation walls :

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    #5 4 years ago

    Wow, looks like your doubling the size of your house.

    #6 4 years ago
    Quoted from Arcadedl:

    Wow, looks like your doubling the size of your house.

    garage is four feet less (house is 40x28 and the garage is 28x36)...however the house has the angled roof on the 2nd floor that cuts away from space where as the garage doesn't....plus the mudroom.

    #7 4 years ago

    Dibs on first gameroom opening party invitation !!!icon_pinside.gif

    #8 4 years ago

    I had the pleasure of moving a game out of the old game room....I'm sure the new will be less back breaking! Ha! Looks great, congratulations. I'm insanely jealous.

    #9 4 years ago

    footing was added yesterday

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    #10 4 years ago

    What is a mudroom?? Or what makes it a mudroom? Looks awesome!!!

    #11 4 years ago

    A Mud room is a place between garage and house to take off your coat and muddy boots. Sometime has laundry facilities too

    #12 4 years ago

    looks great. Looking forward to watching the progress.

    #13 4 years ago
    Quoted from Luckydogg420:

    A Mud room is a place between garage and house to take off your coat and muddy boots. Sometime has laundry facilities too

    Exactly.....there will be benches to take off shoes, coat hangers, baskets for hats and gloves, etc.

    Right now everyone walks right into the kitchen.....no place to put shoes or jackets, so it gets wet and dirty fast.

    #14 4 years ago

    Frames for the concrete walls went up yesterday (they were working on them this morning at 7am too). Won't be many more updates for a while because they are going to be taking a break til late Oct to start on framing (working on another project somewhere else for the next few weeks)

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    #15 4 years ago

    Love the addition, but why five steps up from the driveway?

    #16 4 years ago
    Quoted from sed6:

    Love the addition, but why five steps up from the driveway?

    its not....probably 8 from the driveway to be on the house and mud room level, then another 5 to get to the second floor.....kind of like a split level house. The driveway is lower than the first floor but higher than the basement floor, so its not a full set of steps up.

    #17 4 years ago

    i get what your doing here, this is a well thought out plan. thought about in slab heat? even if you just run the pipes and leave the boiler or water tank until later.( my house has a bradley dual use hot water tank that heats with the water instead of glycol) slab heat also keeps the concrete dry once cured so ambient humidity gets absorbed by the concrete . a drain in the pad would be nice too, if you want to wash your car, or bath the dog in the garage also. .some buildings codes don't allow that but there are ways around it, pm me if interested.

    #18 4 years ago

    no heated floors......the budget was way beyond what we wanted to do

    #19 4 years ago
    Quoted from Max_Badazz:

    no heated floors......the budget was way beyond what we wanted to do

    What kind of heat then?

    #20 4 years ago

    just run the pipe and DIY, run two zones, and zip tie it to the re-bar . u can do it man! and the pipe it cheap.

    #21 4 years ago

    so jealous !

    #22 4 years ago
    Quoted from ls1chris:

    just run the pipe and DIY, run two zones, and zip tie it to the re-bar . u can do it man! and the pipe it cheap.

    Never pass code.

    #23 4 years ago

    We will have a gas furnace with forced hot air and an ac unit for those hot summer days.

    #24 4 years ago

    Wall forms are off....back filling starts this week

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    #25 4 years ago

    Lookin good. I hope they compact the floor area really well so the doesn't crack.

    #26 4 years ago

    Good for you Chris! Looking good

    p.s, It really blew moving games in and out the old way

    #27 4 years ago
    Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

    p.s, It really blew moving games in and out the old way

    Not anymore...... will be either a 36" doorway or 48" into the gameroom....plus no more crazy 90 degree turn to avoid the deck steps or the corner of the metal bulkhead doors (aka the Sideart Slayer).

    #28 4 years ago

    well they filled in the trenches and added the gravel (and dug out where the columns will be). Slab will be poured next week. Not very exciting right now......framing will start in a couple weeks.

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    #29 4 years ago
    Quoted from Max_Badazz:

    well they filled in the trenches and added the gravel (and dug out where the columns will be). Slab will be poured next week. Not very exciting right now......framing will start in a couple weeks.

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    Nice progress. I suppose your property taxes will be going up. Have any idea how much?

    #30 4 years ago

    Not in New Hampshire, we live free or die.

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    #31 4 years ago

    poured the slab yesterday morning........ a little more excavation and then framing in a couple weeks

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    #32 4 years ago

    make a secret bedroom exit for the top floor, maybe to a slide?

    -c

    #33 4 years ago

    Did ya write your name and date in the cement?

    #34 4 years ago

    Or put a pinball in it?

    #35 4 years ago

    Nice man!!

    #36 4 years ago

    It had dried before I got home to write in it

    #38 4 years ago

    love the idea of putting a pinball in it , especially if it was just peeking through,(would weaken the cement too much though )

    #39 4 years ago

    Ok, just cut one in half and glue it somehow. It will be your secret!

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    #40 4 years ago

    Well they starting framing....here's some photos from yesterday's construction

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    #41 4 years ago

    I'll bet you wish all that could be all game room.

    #42 4 years ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    I'll bet you wish all that could be all game room.

    I know I do! Mine only holds 4

    #43 4 years ago

    Wow! Awesome. Can see what you mean by reinforced floors. Those beams are impressive. You probably could get two more cars up there. Is that space in the back of the garage area the mudroom? I would love to see the plan too if you don't mind.

    #44 4 years ago
    Quoted from Saveleaningtower:

    Is that space in the back of the garage area the mudroom? I would love to see the plan too if you don't mind.

    The mudroom is the space between the garage and the house......there will be steps going up (8 risers) from the garage floor, then from the mudroom to the game room there are 5 risers.

    #45 4 years ago

    unfortunately rain has arrived in NH, which slowed down yesterday and cancelled today and tomorrow

    However the sub floor is in and half of the exterior walls upstairs..... crane for the roof is coming next Wed

    Last two pics are from the kitchen door which will soon lead to the mudroom

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    #46 4 years ago
    Quoted from Max_Badazz:

    unfortunately rain has arrived in NH

    That's an understatement Major flooding, Rt 93 southbound closed due to flooding/accidents... I was looking for an Ark...

    #47 4 years ago
    Quoted from Patofnaud:

    That's an understatement Major flooding, Rt 93 southbound closed due to flooding/accidents... I was looking for an Ark...

    Could be worse......could be snow.

    #48 4 years ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Could be worse......could be snow.

    Bite your tongue

    #49 4 years ago
    Quoted from Patofnaud:

    That's an understatement Major flooding, Rt 93 southbound closed due to flooding/accidents... I was looking for an Ark...

    I saw there were a few accidents between exits 3 and 1.......they had cleared when I went by but still heavy traffic leftover. For a brand new highway, the drainage needs some work

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