So... after a year in my new place, I’m finally getting down to the final areas of organization... which means guitars, and associated gear. The old place, while close to the same size in square feet, had more rooms, and while some rooms were smaller (bedrooms), others were bigger (rooms in the basement specifically). The old basement was separated into three spaces, a large bedroom the width of the house (became a studio) in the front, and the rest of the basement was split length-wise down the middle 65/35 with a living room type space, and a utility area. That utility area was more than big enough for the house mechanicals, washer/dryer, my tools, and large items (ladders, electrical supplies, wood, cleaning supplies (even stock ups), storage for clothes, and sports equipment. The new basement, has a bedroom, a bathroom, small laundry area, and a large open area that is not very useful because it has a large wet bar (I’ll never use), and fireplace (that I had to remove the stack from, because it went through my upstairs bedroom closet). This area is surrounded by a narrow corridor/service closet, that contains some storage, and the house mechanicals... The problem is... NO garage (wasn’t at the old place either), and my big stuff just won’t fit (easily), into the corridor, and has ended up being staged in the large addition on the back of the house (what makes the new place bigger). I love how the basement is finished, but I need more storage! The house was remodeled/designed from a 3 bedroom 50’s ranch, to a open concept house with one bedroom on each floor, and a gigantic kitchen/dining/cooking space. While my wife, and daughter LOVE this space, it just kills the closet/storage space (I had to add a closet to the enlarged master bedroom when we got married). Let’s get down to the gist... I did NOT realize how much gear I had in the old place, because it was in three different rooms (bedroom, office/shop, and studio), but when I put it all in one space in this house... it’s a Charlie-Foxtrot. We attacked the addition last night, and hung nine guitars, all kinds of family photos, and rearranged the furniture... how many guitars do I have still in cases? ... TWELVE! That makes 21 guitars, and while two of them were bought to flip... that still makes 19. That’s about 7 too many IMO, just from storing the cases/bags alone for the ones hanging out. Even with selling the two to flip, and one 410 bass cab/head (Rumble 150), they’re all just space hogs. I want to sell off half, but my wonderful wife wants me to keep them all... but I can’t, unless I make some new storage space. I’m thinking in the basement... the bar has to come out, and a wall has to go up along the main beam where the bar was, and once that’s up, I can tear down the corridor walls, and this will give me the same amount of basement storage space as the old house, but still allow a nice living area to go with the downstairs bedroom my youngest uses, and with that extra space, I’ll be able to put a 100% efficient log set in that fireplace (after I cap off the old flu). Then guitars or gear will have to be sacrificed. . More pics to come.