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Handy Brit transforms small cupboard into stunning gaming room – but there's a problem


A clever Brit has left people stunned by transforming a tiny cupboard into a gaming room.

Posting on Reddit’s DIYUK subreddit, the handyman shared several photos of his impressive work. He described the room as a “haven” from his “destructive toddler.”

“I’m not great at DIY, but I converted a little closet into a small gaming space,” he said. “A wee closet above our stairs, we weren’t using it so I turned it into a wee gaming space as a haven from our destructive toddler!”

The small space previously housed a shelf, a coat rail and an ironing board. Before-and-after shots showed the gradual transformation into the finished product, with its previous contents replaced by picture frames and an electric guitar.

Additional features included a TV and Xbox One console, stationed opposite a comfy bench and storage for gaming accessories such as headphones and controllers. A fellow gamer said: “Really nice and a great use of the space. I’d be very tempted to get a steering wheel set up in there and a VR headset.”

They continued: “It would go perfectly and you’d lose any claustrophobia. You could get a great mini 5.1 set up in there too for surround sound. Even add a bass transducer under the seat for extra realism.”

Another enthused: “That is freaking awesome. I’m so jealous, it must have been fun to build too!”

Meanwhile a third added: “Honestly, good on ya. You say you’re not great at DIY but you did this and it looks great. Nothing needed more than a getaway from the kids and that’s speaking from experience (dad of 3 little sugar bandits).”

However, some eagle-eyed users highlighted a potential issue – the cupboard’s lack of ventilation. “Looks very nice,” one user commented, before cautioning: “You’ll find your performance in the game is affected by CO2 when you keep the door closed, i.e. you’ll feel more sleepy, because it’s such a small space. I recently bought one of those air quality monitors and it’s surprising how co2 shoots up in a small room with a door closed.”

Echoing the concern, another warned: “Be careful with ventilation in there with the door closed, don’t go falling asleep.”

One more suggested a solution: “2 vents, one at the bottom and one at the top. Air will naturally flow as hot air rises and draws cool air at the bottom.”

A fourth person grumbled: “Ventilation: Humans inhale oxygen. Humans exhale CO2. Without a proper ventilation system, you’ll inhale recycled air, mostly CO2. I needn’t say how detrimental that is to your health. Again, I stress the importance of a proper ventilation system!”.

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