It’s a well-known fact that most people play computer games in their bedrooms or living rooms. The thing about gaming is that it’s a pastime you need to concentrate on to succeed. If you’ve got people around you and they are distracting you, there’s no way you can focus on the games you are playing.
For those reasons, it’s best to play computer games in solitude. But if you live in a busy household, where can you go without getting disturbed on a regular basis? Believe it or not, there is a rise in popularity of “gaming sheds”!
So, what exactly is a gaming shed? In a nutshell, it’s a small outhouse made of wood or brick located somewhere in your garden. Well, let’s face it; the best way to avoid getting disturbed is getting out of the house! In today’s handy primer, you will learn about what is needed to create a gaming shed in your garden.
The first thing you need to think about is what your gaming shed will get made from. Wooden sheds are by far the easiest and cheapest way of building an outhouse. The only trouble is they seldom last as long as ones made from bricks and mortar!
Regardless of the option you go for, it’s vital that you create a solid base for your gaming shed. That means having a proper concrete foundation laid down for it. And one that’s perfectly level, of course. After all; the last thing you want to do is play video games and feel like you’re sliding down one side of the room!
Make sure that the garden shed you construct has a damp-proof membrane and is watertight. That way, none of your electronic items or games will get damaged during a wet or windy day.
You also need to think about how you will get power to your gaming shed. The easiest option is to run some electrical wiring from your house and have a fuse box installed in your outhouse.
Some folks prefer to go down the green route, opting for photovoltaic panels fitted to the roof and using solar power for electricity.
What about Internet and network access? One option is to run some Ethernet cabling down your garden. If you’ve got a big garden, one option is to use wireless networking. You’ll need some telecommunication poles and powerful Wi-Fi antennas to distribute your wireless signal down the garden.
Last, but not least, you need to consider the security aspect of your setup. The last thing you want to do is have a gaming shed that anyone can break into with ease! Therefore, you need to make life difficult for any would-be burglars.
Fitting strong locks is an essential need for any garden shed, regardless of its construction or size. You could also go down the tech route and install CCTV systems. I recommend using an IP-based system so that you can monitor your shed from anywhere using a smartphone app.
Now that you know the secrets to setting up the ultimate garden gaming shed, it’s time to get busy!