I’m finishing a basement room out that’s been in disrepair for various reasons since we moved in 5 years ago. This room sits next to another room of matching size and general description. The finished room currently houses most of my collection and my daughters toys. When the 2nd room has its carpet tiles installed in a week or so I’ll begin the process of splitting and moving the contents of the room with the blue accent wall. Redoing this room is a part of a failed bathroom remodel above it, a partially finished whole basement flooring job on my part, and a upgrade to the downstairs bathroom with ceramic tile along with tile replacing a water damaged section of flooring by door way. I say all that to point out none of this was motivated by me getting my own collection room. My collection as it has grown has at some point been in practically every room of the house. As all these projects where wrapping up it hit me..... my god, we can have one of these rooms to throw all my daughters stuff into that’s all through the house and I can have my own dedicated room with my collection that all throughout the house...... a room with a door I can close..... Normally I see what I want and have no trouble executing a vision. Right now I’m kind of a blank slate on how my collection room is going to come together. It’s a touch of a exilerating feeling, thus this “blog”. There are so many moving parts to my thinking, this is mainly meant as a way for me to just get this all out. Choose 1st. Which room is mine? I like the colors of the white room with blue accent wall. The other room is a salmon color I like, but don’t love. It’s kind of pinkish and would be fitting my daughters toys better. The salmon colored room will be getting a amazing digitized carpet square flooring that my wife picked out and immediately said “your cases will look great with that” Items of note. - white room is under my bedroom. Can hear wife move around, she can hear tv bleed through floor -salmon room under tile bathroom, more sound proof -wife wants my cases in salmon room. - if I repaint salmon room it will trigger her to have me repaint other things while I’m in paint mode. Married men are familiar with this phenomenon -white room has cable hook up Desicion.... is going to go ahead and move into the salmon room. Just please no one call it pink. I think when the floor tiles go it it will help. Choose second. Display cases and style. The rooms primary function is displaying my stuff. So I’ve decided the first things into the room will my collection. I’ve been looking at retail display cabinets. The new ones I’m looking at run $500 to $900 depending on the shipping. The one i had picked out, obviously it would be freight and expensive to ship, but once I got to pay for shipping page, they indicated they’d only deliver to a loading dock because the shipping weight was almost 500lbs presumably. I decided I would investigate pawn shops and local based retail store supply companies. I’ve spent between 15-20k on my collection. It’s worth spending money on a expensive case I do currently have 3 different kinds of ikea display cases. None look more impressive, nor show off what’s inside as well as my bank of detolfs. The other ikea cases have to much framing. The more wood then glass kind of hinders visibility of the interior. I’ll probably put up some floating shelves. But to much of that looks trash. So I’m going to troll around some pawn shops or vape stores going out of business to buy a used display case. Or after my room is finished and I’ve been in there for awhile, next Christmas I’ll spend 800$ on a retail display. Till then what I have is included in the pictures below. They will all move in first, knowing they may be swapped out. But just getting tf’s all into 1 room is really step 1 Desicion 3. Layout. The room has a cool wall with a ledge. I don’t want to cover that up nor overload the ledge with stuff. (Painting accent color on lower section of wall definitely option as long as it doesn’t trigger other painting projects throughout house. ). Because of the wall ledge that limits me to 3 walks to set furniture along. Considering 1 single comfy chair that swivels and turns, 1 coffee table by chair by window. 1 cool large entertainment center that will eat up most of the wall the door opens into. Desicion 4. Besides tf’s what goes in room? Currently in the basement there are two direct tv receivers. 1 I’m daughters toy room. 1 in main area of basement. My Xbox is connected to this. Long term I’d like to secure new 4K tv and 4k game console for this room. Short term I don’t want to move tv and Xbox for temporary assignment just to leave open space in living room wall. Entertainment center will be moved into room for staging and reference only. Gaming and movie watching will remain in main section of library All comic related statues, wall hangings, along with marvel 6 inch figures considered for inclusion. Actual comic collection to large to move into space? With g1 Mp wrapping up, do I have enough room to start gi joe collection? Uploaded on thread creation are all the raw materials I’m working with. Next week I’ll update when carpet goes down and cases move in.