How to Turn An Unused Space Into Something Useful


Haven’t you craved for a room in which you can do all of your work or have a designated place for your kid to play, but your home doesn’t have the space for it? The owners of the townhouse you see in the photo had an amazing idea! They’ve created an extra place for play or office stuff by using the ceiling space above their entrance door. This great example of how you can make use of every inch of your home can be furnished with a nice cabinet, desk and plenty of toys. The workload is substantial, with all the installing of the floors, support beans and railing, but the paintjob is in place making it much easier than a complete overhaul of a regular room. A few decorations in place and the creative corner is now completed. Check out all of the pictures with the finished result. It looks truly amazing and inspiring! Before & After !!!!





14 Responses to “How to Turn An Unused Space Into Something Useful”

  1. AGGIE says:

    very impressive! great idea!

  2. Keith says:

    Hi, I just came across your site, and saw this particular post about the unused space over the stairwell. The idea was brilliant and my wife and I want to do something similar in our home. The photos provide a very basic understanding of what was done. but it would be very helpful to see additional photos of the build in progress, if there are any. If the person who posted the oriiginal pics wouldn’t mind, could they email me any additional photos that were taken during the build?

    Thanks again for posting the idea!


  3. keletso says:


  4. ESS says:

    Agreed,I would also like to see more photos/details.
    Great idea!!

  5. Kim says:

    For an ‘How to’ article, the ‘How to’ is definitely missing…!

  6. Eric H says:

    Um, hire a contractor or architect.

  7. Patty says:

    You can send me an email if you have questions about this type of project. I have designed several.

  8. John says:

    So just please give me your ideas free of charge because I’m too cheap as well. I’m another person who wants a Ferrari on a yugo budget.

  9. Joann says:

    Interesting, but would like to see what the downstairs looks like after.

  10. Gary G. says:

    I am a remodeling contractor with several decades experience, this is a extremely dangerous design and it is irresponsible to post this on the internet.

  11. Steve says:

    Quote: “I am a remodeling contractor with several decades experience, this is a extremely dangerous design and it is irresponsible to post this on the internet.”
    TRANSLATION: I want people to have to pay me to do things like this.

    • Carrie says:

      Your “translation” is pretty dumb. It’s not his post, he is a professional who simply stated that this type of design is dangerous. He isn’t trolling for business, he is trying to keep people safe.

  12. A says:

    .. and there goes the open, airy, light-filled front entryway

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