Men do seem to like their little (smelly) places to retreat into and quite frankly, if it means the rest of the house isn't covered with various gaming detritus and half working Amigas then it's a happy compromise. My husband has his manarium in our loft. He has a fair old bit of room up there, you can even stand up and, as he's just shy of 6 foot that is a good thing! It's been an ongoing project ever since we moved in two years ago. In fact, he had already earmarked the space when we originally looked around the house. I think that's why he was so keen on it, that and the log burner.
At first, he just used it to store his
crap important IT shizzle. But this year, with us being a bit more settled in the house, he's been beavering away up there. All his games have been sorted out, he's put shelving up, put an electrical socket up there, installed a projector, put down carpet, sorted out lighting, mounted a TV, got beanbags. It's a wonder I ever see him actually.
There's just one thing he won't stop going on about. It's dark up there. In the summer, it's insufferably hot. It's stuffy. He doesn't like to stay up there too long because he craves some day light and fresh air.
He wants a window.
You wouldn't believe the amount of conversations we now have about windows. Or, maybe you would. Adult life seems to be just full to bursting with inane exchanges. And even disgusting ones. Conversations about your child's poo anyone? He does harp on though. We know it'll happen, it's just a case of saving up. Putting a window in up there isn't priority No.1. However, I know how happy it'll make him so it'd be nice to do sooner rather than later!
I think, once he's got the window fitted, he'll probably live up there, like some kind of loft mole. He tells me I can visit though, to watch the odd movie. Lucky me! Beanbags on the floor and a movie. It'll be like being 18 again! I'm not sure I want to be 18 again. Maybe child-free again... Ha. I jest, I love them, I LOVE THEM!
Well, if he spends more time up there, I might get some more blogging done, hey? Win win.... Anyone else worked on a project similar to this? Got any tips or suggestions? Do let me know below!