Play rooms?

Discussion in 'General BDSM discussions' started by EZRA, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. EZRA

    EZRA Member

    I've been thinking about starting my own business for a while now.
    One of the ideas I've been kicking around has to do with specialty remodeling.
    single room jobs like home-offices,home shops, meditation rooms that sort of thing

    and "BDSM play rooms"
    My first priority for this market is obviously discretion.
    But aside from that would you want to dedicate a space in your home to this? (assuming you had money and a home)

    Do you know people who have?

    what would you want?
    ( give details like hidden doors. mood, equipment, lighting,sound?)

    and would you be more willing to consider it if you knew the "contractor" was also into BDSM?

    I'm don't know if this would be a viable business thats why I could use some imput so I could get a feel for it.
    Thank you for your responses.
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  2. Emma

    Emma Member

    I dont know an awful lot about it but you could also do like special feature play rooms like say for a particular fetish or scene that someone likes! Like one might be a dungeon and obviously this would be dark, chains, cages, hooks for suspension etc. Or say for someone whos into doctor/patient have it set up like a hospital room!

    I know if i was to do this id feel far more comfortable knowing the contractor was into similar things, be a bit weird havin someone completely vanilla doing it, youd kinda feel like theyre judging you a bit! I dunno if it would be viable though as in would there really be enough business!
  3. Nyx

    Nyx Member

    My master and I were discussing wanting a dungeon in a house the other day. :p I bet you'd have a market, but you'd have to be discreet and probably a lot of your business would be found online first.
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  4. nix

    nix Guest

    If it could be done discreetly and if I could afford it, I'd have one built.
  5. EZRA

    EZRA Member

    My dear Emma in the trades we have a saying
    "Anything is possible all it takes is time and money"
    but essentially your talking about exactly what I'm proposing
    any sort of fetish which would be enhanced by a"Set"

    I think "discreet" is simply a matter of logistics.
    I wouldn't be pulling up to your house in a van marked "Dungeons R US"
    more like" Bob's flood and fire repair" and it would give you ready cover story
    oh! Their washer/hotwaterheater/pipe broke. ect...
    That would explain all the in and out tools paint dry wall and what not to nosy neighbors.
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  6. francis_kitten

    francis_kitten New Member

    I'd be interested in something like this in about 5 years, but I'd want details about sound insulation, reinforcing beams for suspension, and possibly plumbing.
  7. Sparrow69

    Sparrow69 Moderator

    I have a dungeon design for the house I'm building. Actually, I designed the dungeon, then built the house around it.

    It has Cells, Secret passages, cleaning areas, a rack (traditional style like a midevil dungeon, only it gets lowered out of the ceiling) coffin sized storage areas in the floor, A spiless iron maiden, a suspension area, and d rings everywhere. I found that the key to a good dungeon, is storage space, for both slaves, and equipment... sort of like any workshop really, only instead of workbenches, i have torture benches.

    I'll render the building and post some screen shots.
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  8. I would love to have something like this if I could. And the other thing about doing this, apart from having somewhere discreet and more realistic to play, thus making the experience more intense, is that if all play is confined to this one place, then it can set proper boundaries as to when you get into/out of character (for those who don't do this 24/7).

    As it is though, the only thing I could really call a 'playroom' is my bathroom airing cupboard, and I promise that I will get around to posting pics of this, with me all helpless and tied inside it! ;)
  9. EZRA

    EZRA Member

    Sound insulation is easy there are a number of very good products just for this purpose.
    Plumbing yes of course I should have thought about plumbing, before.
    reinforcing is relatively easy in houses. mostly you just transferring load to joists post and beams all of which can easily carry normal humans.

    Sparrow is just the sort client I would want.
    Decisive, ambishes, know what he wants and has money?:)
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  10. ReallyGreen

    ReallyGreen Member

    You don't need a lot of space for a dungeon. You can fit quite a bit of stuff in a 12x12 room.

    *Sound: The biggest issue people will have is with sound carrying (especially in apartments). Dealing with noise is tricky. There are specialty audio stores and websites that sell acoustic materials (if it can contain a bass amp it can handle some loud screaming). Theres sound killing "sheets" you can install behind drywall, special drywall that absorbs sound, those cool patterned foam wall hangings they use in recording rooms (available in many colors).

    *Lighting: You want lights on a dimmer, and some light fixtures have replaceable glass which you can insert colored inserts into, giving your session a different look.

    *Flooring: You want tile, painted cement, wood, or fake laminate-wood flooring. Nothing sucks like having to rent a carpet shampooer every time theres an anal sex "accident".

    *Suspension: You want ceiling joists or wall studs capable of holding a few hundred pounds. Even if you don't have a ceiling swing now, at least you can install mounting bolts for rope bondage in multiple areas at different heights around the room.
  11. ReallyGreen

    ReallyGreen Member

    If I had my druthers (and some remodeling money), this is how I'd redo my back bedroom (about 12x10 with no windows.)

    1. Laminate wood flooring, something dark like walnut.

    2. The walls redone with QuietRock® sheetrock

    3. The corners and center of each long wall with exposed wooden beams (or columns) with pre-installed eyebolts at regular 6" intervals from the floor to the ceiling. Wood stained to match the floor

    4. Drywall (between the posts) covered in acoustic foam tiles, dark grey or black.

    5. Frosted-glass wall scones for lighting, with bulbs on a dimmer switch.

    6. Cross chair and a spanking bench (maybe a kneeler) in the far corners opposite of the door.

    7. Bondage table (or a rack) on the wall with the door.

    8. St. Andrew's cross on one of the 10' walls.

    9. Opposite the cross (the other 10' wall), an armoire with shelves to hold toys and cleaning supplies (long toys like canes and crops can be attached to the insides of the door).

    10. Moveable lamps with adjustable necks (like an architect would use at a drafting desk) near the bondage table and cross chair.

    11. Mechanics rolling stool and a Grestner® wooden toolbox for CBT implements next to the cross-chair.

    12. Stereo hooked-up to in-wall or in-ceiling speakers (I like Polk and Klipsch for in-wall/ceiling speakers). If I had a larger room I would order a pair of Axiom M60's stained to match the wall posts and floor. Then hide the stereo receiver in the armoire and use an iPod loaded with your S&M music as the source so you don't have to change CDs every 45 minutes).
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  12. Sparrow69

    Sparrow69 Moderator

    nice design setup.
  13. ReallyGreen

    ReallyGreen Member

    Thats a pretty basic S&M set-up. More advanced furniture or cages and you'd need a larger room. Also this room doesn't have water utilities so if you're an aspiring pro-dom you'd at least need a toilet and a shower too (for the clients). Once you have running water you could do a water boarding table too.

    If you're into foot worship get yourself a small chair you can lean back in, and bolt some handcuff attachments to the sides of a regular ottoman (Then you just need a blindfold and a willing victim and you can use it at cocktail parties..... at least ones the parish minister won't be attending).
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  14. ReallyGreen

    ReallyGreen Member

    Our your van would just say 'Bob's remodeling". Which is really all it is.
  15. Martello

    Martello Member

    An idea you might want to go with is putting together a portfolio. Unless you have a good amount of work done you're going to have to get a hold of a decent artist to draw out ideas you have. Just put together the rooms you've done or are able to do with a list of possible and present accessories on the back and so on. Just have a few BDSM oriented rooms involved. Someone is bound to go WELL HEY HOW ABOUT THIS! and word of mouth in tight communities is always a plus.

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