Being in CA, no basement. And lots of pins in the house, is not an option unless really want the divorce. Currently own 14 games, 10 set up in half of 2 car garage, 1 loaned out, one project set up in garage, and two projects in storage. (yes I have the addiction bad, but can quit any time, really)
Have a slightly larger than average back yard. Seriously considering a climate controlled pinball shed for the back corner of the back yard. Starting in the corner, have to leave a 3' space to back and side fence by County code. Starting 3' in, have about 24' from side fence right to left along back fence, and 14' from back left to right along side fence. Thinking no windows, mini-split AC/heating, maybe typical roof line, but maybe angled front to back roof, not sure about concrete vs pier and wood floor - leaning to concrete. Probably run two, 20amp circuits from main house electrical panel.
Almost forgot to mention. I can't just build a 24' X 14' rectangle. So plan would be for an L shape, with probably a clipped corner to create an entrance at the inside corner of the L. Can come into the yard about 8 to 10 feet along either "wing" of the L. So one question would be is 8' inside wall to wall dimension really enough with an appx 52 to 55 inch length for the average game. This is intended to strictly be a playing, not storage or work shed. Thinking either a late winter, or early spring next year project, as hoping by then can get plywood for less than the cost of a new car.
Looking for any ideas, suggestions, do's and don't from your experiences.