I posted this on RGP, but it didn't show up, so if it pops up there later, sorry for the cross post.
I, like many of us, have a bit of a growing problem. I'm to the point where I've taken up my allotted space, the garage, and even some space at some friends' houses. We're getting ready to move now, and as we look at new homes, rarely do we find one that would be able to both house my collection and still keep things comfortable for my growing family.
What I'm thinking of doing is building an external room for my games. I know many people have done this, but I have a few questions for those that have either built their own external game rooms or have insight on the matter.
- Should the building be insulated? I live near Salt Lake City, where it can get real hot in the summer (mostly 90s, but a few 100 degree days) and real cold in the Winter (30s and below), but it's dry weather with very little humidity in the air.
- Does putting your games outside of the home decrease the frequency you play them?
- I live in a safe area, but what sort of security is adequate?
- Any general considerations that I might not be aware of aside from getting a permit?
One of the houses we're looking at seriously has more than enough room to build an external room. There's a full half acre available behind the house, and I've seen other neighbors have built big detached sheds and garages as workshops or storage, so obviously the city doesn't mind.
Any advice would be great!