So I'm turning an old detached garage into an arcade. I've been working on this for two years now, so I have lots of pictures to post.
First some backstory. I got into collecting pinball in 2012, and it made me realize we were house poor. We've done a lot of tough things to remedy that, one of which was selling our home in 2015 and buying a 9-acre as-is fixer-upper mystery property with four buildings. I got it cheap. There's a 2200 sqft main house, a 500 sqft detached garage, a second small house built in the 1950's, and a 350 sqft shed. I spent the next year completely remodeling the main house so we could actually live in it (watching Fixer Upper on HGTV will get you in a lot of trouble). With that out of the way, I turned my attention in 2017 to finding a home for my pinball collection, which at the time was still living in a storage unit. I was going to use the second house for this but it needs leveled and has a bad subfloor... too much to take on right now. That leaves the garage!
I had no idea when this garage was built. It was a total neglected nightmare mess, and as you will see, contained plenty of surprises.
So here is what we are starting with... are you seeing gameroom yet?
Here's a terrible diagram of the floorplan. There's this one-car garage door seen here, but that wall on the right was added by the owner after it was built to create a second room. The building has a hip roof that extends ~10-ft beyond the structure over a small car port area (dirt floor, no slab). The little bathroom is like something out of a horror movie.
Should be a fun thread, follow along.