This Sweet Puppy Room Under the Stairs Even Has Framed Family Photos

This Sweet Puppy Room Under the Stairs Even Has Framed Family Photos

Melissa Massello
Aug 22, 2017

The latest in viral cute overload, one man built his French Bulldog a mini-mansion under the stairs and Twitter went bananas for it.

On Friday, a man by the name of Al (@Al_Chris16) tweeted that his brother built a separate room in his house for the dog, and the interwebs just could not with how adorable the DIY project turned out.

Even hip-hop stars from around the world went all mush for the cleverly designed small-space canine hack. My husband tipped me off to the "Hairy Pawter" style under-the-stairs puppy lair, who saw it retweeted by one of the singers (and crazy dog dads) of Ireland's Rubberbandits — just one of the nearly half a million people who've since showed their love on social media for the project.

Ever since space-maximizing tiny home building shows became a thing, more and more people are realizing that even in their regular-sized homes there's one big glaring space that's being seriously under-utilized: the vacant void under your stairs. Just open up that drywall and voila! A world of possibility, a playroom or "Wendy house" as some call them, a special space of their own — whether for your human child or your "fur kid."

Featuring a tap light, framed family photos, a plush dog bed, dog bowls and mat, the custom constructed nugget nook is far from a new project — hundreds of similar ideas have been shared on Pinterest over the years — but the sentimental touches of this particular project really hit the heartstrings this week, at a time when clearly everyone needs as much of the softer side of life as we can get.

From canine-sized sliding barn doors to faux brick walls and pendant lamps, it's clear that when it comes to DIY home projects and space-maximizing ideas, dogs are people, too.

If you can't get enough of the little puppy palace, check out this under-the-stairs buddy bedroom for a chihuahua we featured last year — that even includes a miniature brass bed and teeny, tiny place to hang his hat — and these pugs who have their own furnished bedroom in a Comfort, Texas antiques shop.

If carving out a room of Ranger's own ain't your thing, we also has a list of more genius things people have done with the space under their stairs.

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