A couple of my favorite threads on pinside involve gamerooms...
or playing in an awesome gameroom
... and I was on a quest last summer to expand my own space by building a new gameroom for my ever expanding collection. I had planned to build a detached heated/cooled and insulated shop right next to my existing garage and house (similar to chosen_s). Well, life has a way of taking interesting turns and my plans have changed. The story is too long for this post, but the end of the story SHOULD have a happy ending in about another month. We are moving to another house about 2 miles from where we currently live. The house has a bonus room in the basement that is approx 22’x24’ (over 500 sq ft) that will be used as a gameroom. I haven’t planned out the total space and layout of pins yet, but I’m thinking tripling my current collection is approx where I’ll end up.
This leads me to wondering who else in the hobby has MOVED to a new house in order to gain a new/larger gameroom to accommodate this addiction? I already know that many have built garages, remodeled basements, even multiple outbuildings in the style of old gas stations or old saloons (see gameroom thread above). But what I really want to know is if this hobby is what precipitated you moving to a new primary residence.
Of course many move for other reasons (job, schools, marriage, divorce, retirement) and a gameroom might be among the top requirements in the new place... but these don’t count for this question... what I want to know is if a new gameroom is the #1 reason for WHY you moved.
Share your stories here... moved, expansions, remodels... all fair game, but bonus points for leading your story with a new mortgage.