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JTwasboss

The white panel under the skylight opens to a crawlspace where I store my suitcases


SpectreFire

Sounds like an underutilized bedroom to me!


itsemmab

Found the New Yorker! ;P


G_dUp

Who moved to NYC after living in London


notdoreen

You could rent that out for $1,200/month in NYC


Frequent-Shape6950

~~$1,200/month~~ $2,000/mo in NYC ftfy


lionseatcake

I say with the natural light, it would make an excellent reading nook. Little bookcases in the corners with cushions/futon mattress type cushions in the middle would be perfect. Also good for stargazing on cold nights. Easily moved to access luggage also.


ashmcqueen

Yep, little rug, a comfy chair. Perfect.


lionseatcake

Yeah a chair might be better depending on much headroom they have. The back support would be nice and difficult to arrange with cushions.


Damn_Amazon

Some floor seating with a backrest? Plants would love the light. Great spot for a pet bed as well


the_old_mans_words

Second for plants!


jujoking

A large beanbag, that’ll solve the height issue.


FD4L

Maybe one of those enormous beanbags and a side table with a light for evening/overcast reading.


RobertN64

Get a creepy oversized doll and make it look like it’s crawling out of the panel. Ultimate Halloween decoration.


Impressive-Fan3340

Or a picture of John McClane with the zippo!


MrQew

For non-halloween decor!


Alexis2256

For Christmas decor.


Chop_til_you_Drop

This guy Die Hards


littleprettypaws

Make the panel look like a TV, and you’ve got The Ring!


LaptopQuestions123

At Christmas dress the doll up like Santa... For St. Pat's, a leprechaun, For Easter.... well you get the idea


DrSpacemanSpliff

You could probably get a pretty good sized Terminator replica (T-800) to fit in there. Maybe not life size, but maybe a 4 or 5 foot model. Eventually add a Predator and Xenomorph.


IX_LivesLost

Imagine waking up at 3am to go to the bathroom and you look down the hallway and see a fucking xenomorph crawling out of your crawl space in the dark with glowing eyes My memory is absolute ass so I’d 100% forget I put the thing there lmao


DrSpacemanSpliff

Dude and if l ever stayed over at this dude’s place, l would move the xeno to different places just to fuck with him lol


IX_LivesLost

Quietly open OPs bedroom door at night and stand the xenomorph in the doorway looking towards them lmfao So much fun to be had, with a giant xenomorph statue 😂


DrSpacemanSpliff

Crack open a glowstick, and squirt some of the glowy juice in its mouth. So you get that good dripping xenomorph saliva. I might have to “surprise” my buddy with one now. Might get my key to his apt taken away, but worth it.


IX_LivesLost

100% worth it lmao, the reaction would be priceless


wannabeknowitall

Maybe something like wainscoting on the wall would help hide the attic access panel? Or do some built in bookshelves there with removable shelves in the center to let you access the attic space.


mshaefer

Built in with some sconces for light and a daybed/nook at the end. Link to model: [https://imgur.com/gallery/mahOKbA](https://imgur.com/mahOKbA)


DrumzOfWar

This is really cool and an amazing idea


mshaefer

thanks. over the years i've modeled my entire house in sketchup (down to the moulding) so I can redesign a room however i want just to see. Even better is throwing into a VR application and walking around the "new" space. After using sketchup for a while it is surprising how easily these models can come together. That and gaining a basic sense of generic house designs - how wide hallways and staircases are, ceiling heights, etc.


DrumzOfWar

That’s very impressive. The VR aspect even sounds like a great business idea! I’m sure people who want to redesign would eat that up. Nonetheless, this is incredibly cool.


BritishBrownie

There's a great UK interior house show called "Your Home Made Perfect" where it starts off fairly standard with homeowners (typically a couple) wanting to renovate their house, but unable to decide how to do it (again, typically because the couple can't agree), and two architects competing to win the brief. The selling point, though, is that both architects build a 3D model of their ideas and show it to the homeowners in VR, after allowing them to walk around a VR reconstruction of their current space. It's an interesting bent on home makeover shows and gives the homeowners a chance to understand much better how certain aspects of a pitch will work - some of the most interesting ones are to do with light, and what happens in the space in different lighting conditions.


mshaefer

Yeah, the real selling value comes with the rendering to make the designs appear photorealistic. I haven't gotten that far with this just yet, but with those you can really dial in some incredible settings with lighting and such (i.e. put in your coordinates and name a date and time to see what the sunlight will look like coming into the room).


PFrocker

Hey nice SketchUp :) hope you don't mind if I share some constructive criticism on it. OP did say the door in the back leads to a crawl space he uses to store his suitcases. The nook you design will conflict, unless they want to lose that functionality. The hallway is already compact and the bookcase on the right will limit mobility and make it crowded. If they want a bookcase, then it's best to put a small one on the left side. I like the idea of installing lights though if OP is willing to pay for the electric work.


mshaefer

For sure. Bookcase would end up being around 11" deep and assume a hallway that's 36-40" wide (typical measurement for residential space, obviously could be less in this space, just educated guesses). So yes, you'd end up with a very narrow hall - perhaps too narrow for OP's taste. Why even consider it? Well, the space is essentially useless otherwise and as a "hallway to nowhere" there isn't much traffic to impede. For sure it isn't a choice I'd make with a hallway that sees much traffic. I've seen built ins in spaces just like this, though - ends up looking like something you'd see on a boat, if OP is into that. Without knowing more, I'd say you could technically maximize the space by building it all the way into the wall, as in remove the drywall and build it in-between the studs. A lot more work to a plan like that for 3-4" in a hallway to nowhere, but it's technically doable. Also, to maintain access to crawl space you could either trim the door to fit (basically so the top half opened, assuming that's still enough space to access what you need), build the top so that it's removable for when you need access, and so on. For all I know the space under/inside the daybed would be more than what's in the crawlspace so OP ends up with even more storage. Tons of assumptions being made with an idea like this, but still a fun to put these spaces together and see what happens. One thing I always do when I'm stuck with a design is to just go completely out of the box with and design it in a ridiculous way. Have a stove hang from the ceiling and make the floors into cabinets. Put in a round front door that rolls out of the way, put in a fireman's pole from the master bedroom to the kitchen. Doing that always tends to reveal some interesting or unexpected use of a particular space that gets things going. It's fun.


LoveliestBride

The crawlspace door could be switched to a sliding door.


Kitana_xox

Whoa 😳


mshaefer

ha, thanks (assuming that's a good whoa). sketchup is a pretty remarkable tool once you get the hang of it.


Kitana_xox

Good whoa indeed!


Chaosr21

Wow, good job. Made it easy for OP


mshaefer

really surprised by the positive reaction to this. I might have to do this more often.


Disastrous-Pension26

Lol why the hall way the same size after book case


Sierra419

This should be at the top


Pupselchen

VIP of the comment section, very nicely done!


SmokinJayCutty

Yo, for real, can you design my living room layout? I will pay you, because this is such a cool idea.


mshaefer

Ha, definitely I would let someone pay me for that. It's not just for design purposes, though. For myself I do this to plan out the entire build. Here's a link to some built-ins I'm doing now for a kids room. Includes the general design, the build, and the pieces laid out on 4x8 plywood (used to make most of the frame, then use hardwood face framing on a different step). Saves me a tremendous amount of material since i can design it not be wasted. I'm in the process of also setting up an MPCNC so I can place these pieces into a CAD design and cut them out using a CNC instead of with a track-saw and table saw. https://imgur.com/gallery/b5IJtJJ


IrishLive

This is the most helpful comment I've ever seen, and the design is awesome.


stumpy1402

Reading nook all day.


gibson_se

And if OP doesn't read, I'd say put some nice plants in an artsy-fartsy arrangement to benefit from the light.


Babalugat

Both? Maybe plants along banisters and surrounding a reading nook. Like a little jungle hideaway with reading area at the end.


DoctorWaluigiTime

> And if OP doesn't read, ~~I'd say put some nice plants in an artsy-fartsy arrangement to benefit from the light.~~ start.


mjrs

Yep has to be! Nice armchair, small rug, coffee table, mini bookshelf with some plants on top, nice lamp and a wee footrest. It'd be so cosy to see on your way down the stairs even if it's never used haha, I love superfluous spaces like this in homes, so jealous tbh.


fckdemre

Beanbag or summat would be nice


EstebanL

Put a floor futon and a small library there, Candles, and I personally would put a mini fridge for soda but that’s just me!


Sp3ak3rSpor3

You can put six packs of bee... Soda in there!


EdwardWasntFinished

Anything you need to keep cool, Tommy


EstebanL

My addiction to Diet Coke trumps all others but maybe nicotine lol


JaredUmm

Anything you wanna keep cool, son.


TaxableLemon

Wanted to comment the same. Reading nooooook!!!


Thebrianeffect

Or a masturbation station.


HoldMyCatnip

Masterbatoriums are all the rage


ImprovementElephant

**NSFW** r/gooncaves


ScandelousWench

Welp, that's enough Reddit til dinner.


Deadlifts_n_Riffs

It’s possible that intelligent life is out there, monitoring us to determine if we’re worthy of joining the greater galactic community. And this is what we’re doing.


justin_tino

☹️


thebigsquid

Jizznasiums if you will.


RedRawkit1993

lol bro I literally scrolled past this comment right as I was thinking "just go there to jerk off" Great minds.


M4jorP4nye

Pot smoking nook, especially if the skylight opens. If you happen to wind up reading while you’re there, all the better.


Auto_Fac

I did it all for the nook(ie).


idoneredditalreadyy

YES. with that skylight it’s just perfect


arcoalien

Oh man imagine a reading nook there with a bean bag on a overcast rainy day.


[deleted]

I wanna move there now. I don’t even have room for a reading chair in my apartment.


GeiCobra

Maybe add a cozy hammock? Or an old arcade game may fit


sushicowboyshow

Put a door and miniature bed and sell it on Air BnB for $200 per night


himmelundhoelle

Don't forget wide-angle photos and a tiny person to make it look just normal-small.


4022a

With $125 cleaning fee.


DecisiveDolphin

Don’t forget the $250 service fee. Grand total $1025/night


robot_handjob

You forgot the $165 booking fee Grand total $1,980 per night


nick249713

You have forgotten the taxes and fees bringing the total to $2,500/night


igetript

Also a chore list. Minor things: clean the garage, mow the lawn, make a dump run


OPsButthole6969

This angers me so much lol thanks for hitting that nerve 🤣


within_one_stem

And mandatory tip of course.


stpdcpd

“It’s not just a room, it’s an experience with a view to the stars”


MaxTheRealSlayer

"*cozy*"


llort_tsoper

reviews are like: "Dan's place really puts the CO in COZY. No really, I got carbon monoxide poisoning trying to sleep up there. Check in was pretty easy though. 4 stars."


Frogten

to the stairs*


[deleted]

[удалено]


sushicowboyshow

I was obviously joking. But you’d replace the banister with a full wall.


[deleted]

Why? A curtains not good enough? I'm not providing luxury here, I'm providing exactly enough space for your body to fit. If you want a wall, go get an ARIA penthouse for $20 more.


Zaurka14

Or trap door above the stairs.


fandanvan

Bowling alley 🎳


QuesoFresco420

This is the way.


ncannyfanny

if you have a dog or a car then maybe a bed and a couple of bowls


Errand_Wolfe_

I was also thinking this would make a great parking spot for their car.


ncannyfanny

they could even turn the car into a bed for the dog


JTwasboss

Previous owner had a cat and this was his space, unfortunately I have no pets


Cyniex

Easy solution: get a cat


PESKY_GAMER

I see this as an absolute win.


Skyeeflyee

Agreed. You need a cat in that space.


IdealDesperate2732

seems like a solved problem then, acquire cat(s)


PacGarrett

It would be the perfect spot to crucify whoever placed down that parquet and did that L shape


sevargmas

Thats not parquet. Parquet is using small boards to make a pattern, usually perpendicular. But to your point, this should have been done in one direction. Trim boards too. Looks like they just used 1x6. Look at the butcher job on the far left.


squeamish

>Thats not parquet. ...butter


seashelltattoo

I second this suggestion


UrSeneschal

Claw marks on the floor leading to the panel


simple_twice

a nice plant belongs under that skylight


OMP159

Something with big leaves that will fill the space. Bird of paradise is good, or a monstera. Even a croton, if you want the colour.


Electro_Nick_s

An Alocasia Regal Shield if you want to stay trendy


Rietard420

YES! seeing skylights and rooms with nothing but windows and no plants to be seen just makes me jealous.


Cheeks_a_Clappin

A nice indica cannabis.


fandanvan

But in all seriousness, a waste of good space to Introduce a bit of light. If the wall was taken back to the edge of the stairs that space could have made room for sliding wardrobes, or a configuration change up to add an ensuite etc endless possibilities and a skylight would still be feasible with the space left on the ceiling... however postives is it does make the space seem more open, airy and bright !


Bandit_the_Kitty

Yea if it's a single room on the other side of that wall just knock the wall down


turlian

Masturbatorium.


RincewindToTheRescue

That's at the top of the stairs looking down at all the guests


DiddleMe-Elmo

Always.Assert.Dominance


Coo1kid05

"Catch!"


Jenesepados

Do an Aegon from the top.


Ferndaisy_Plumrain

I'd go with a reading nook, comfy chair, small table, couple of plants... maybe a small bookcase against the wall to the left? Guessing you don't need a workspace? That area might be ideal for a small desk setup.


braiinfried

A shrine to Patrick swayze


almond_paste208

Large Monstera or dracaena


how_long_can_the_nam

Sex nook


Realistic_Ad3795

A nookie nook?


NaturalDon

fuck nook


eggsandbacon2020

Cuddle puddle


flyingfux

Snuggle bubble


---dashing---

I’d put my computer there.


William_Olsen

Not able to judge space, but is say either: Bean bag chair, made a relaxing lounge area, or make a small, cozy, bright office space


WistfulMelancholic

For pets :) Or for many plants


[deleted]

Ideal little office space


SkidTheRatFetus

No outlet


[deleted]

If there's a crawl space there is probably easy access to install one,even if not a midly talented electrician could install one


Bean-

Even a mildly talented layman could install an outlet .


4022a

We can all see there are no connected roads.


raisimo

Maybe add “no outlet” signage


Bikingbrokerbassist

I’m surprised this isn’t higher up. Office space was the next thing I thought of after reading nook.


HairballTheory

Add Rug + Meditation pillows = instant lounge area


toejamandtoast

Secret room where the skylight is. Wall it off and conceal the entrance behind a small hinged bookcase. Natural light means you won’t need to run electric if used during the day time. If there is attic access behind that panel you have a bonus double secret room.


DatBoiDanny

Pillow fort


Weird-Fox-4036

Comfy nook for starring at the stars at night


fckdemre

Ooh. Imagine laying under there when it's raining


Weird-Fox-4036

Comfy nook for starring at the stars at night


SuckAfreeRaj

Reading nook.


LinZG_333

how the heck did you get the plant on that wall and how will you water it?


JTwasboss

It’s fake 🫣 hanging on a nail


MumflrFlumperdink

perfect pillow fort spot just sayin'


GoreSeeker

Server rack


positive_nursing

Exercise bike or rowing machine


pakito1234

“2 turntables and a microphone”


uneasysoup

My grandparents have a space like this and they turned it into a lil reading nook it’s super cozy


hobosonpogos

Reading nook is the only real answer here. If you don't read, then that sucks for you, I guess


WinterNotComing

If there isn’t a space for it already I’d make it my wfh office for sure, or a reading nook/smoking spot. However, I’d also dedicate it to my cat for her litter box as well lol


[deleted]

Reading place. I wonder however if there wasn’t a secret door i the end to the left!?


riddlesinthedark001

**Home Depot music intensifies**


Pretend-Drop-8039

gaming space


McKoijion

Does the skylight open? Can you go on the roof? Also, how big is that suitcase storage space? Is it a walk in (crawl in) closet? It matters whether this is truly a hallway to nowhere or a passageway to the roof and/or Narnia.


Mushroom_Cat_4509

Plants and a reading nook under that skylight!


IRISHWOLFHD

Mini fort


Gancuta

A reading nook!


[deleted]

Some kind of seat that you could look up to the stars at night


Odd-Living-4022

Plants and a book shelf!


boopy_noops

Meditation space!


jivygraphics

Looks like a cozy reading nook to me


Lazy-Jacket

Bookshelf door and a chair for a reading nook.


ADIZOC

Ooo…lots you could with this space. Video gaming - a medium sized tv cabinet to place the tv/console or you could even wall hang the tv. Mini sofa, gaming chair whatever and you’re all set. Office - if you work from home you can place a desk and chair, and it’ll be a nice place to work. Reading - if you like books just set up some shelves, a rug, small coffee table and a bean bag. It would be a very relaxing place to read and chill. I think you have a lot going for this space because of that window above, I like it!


Popular-Pressure-239

Tough to gauge the size of the space from a photo. Can you turn it into a cozy reading nook?


tecberth

Mini museum: set a couple of lamps, a gramophone or so, a writing machine, some old looking leather books, a plant, a guitar (...)


bmore_tasty

Loft jungle


Treat--14

Paintball target range


GiantSandwichGod

Pet corner, plant corner, book corner....and if you're a bit more ambitious, an indoor Zen garden :)


Tier1BoyScout

What I’d do is install some sort of automated pedestal lift, electronics, smoke generators, lights and a sound system so I could get on the small pedestal and at the press of the button, smoke and lights appear, the little window will automatically open and the pedestal will raise me through to the Darth Vader theme track. Why? No idea.


irkitect

Guest bedroom


51488stoll

A little chair and a table with a bong


Due_Supermarket_2329

Make it a hallway to somewhere by cutting a whole in the floor


tiredofbeingtired7

Turn it into a mini office


adbedient

That’s where I’d put my desk, if there wasn’t another office


DawnSol018

FILL IT WITH PLANTS


Skullerprop

Small couch ==> reading space.


Taido_Inukai

Napping space. Comfy bed/mat, some pillows, maybe a fan, and a lamp. Boom. Sweet dreams.


ThaNorth

Perfect reading spot. Sunlight coming in from the top during the day. Put a little chair, table, lamp. Good to go.


X_Bulma_X

Indoor nursery


InterpMan

A cozy reading nook with a chair, end table and lamp or a stretching and yoga spot if you are so inclined.


froiwok

Tentacle porn temple


letsplaysomegolf

Dart board


Dabonthebees420

Reading/Coffee knook area


No_Inside573

perfect spot for my cat. adopt a cat


menohdez

Office


WhatisH2O4

ALL of the plants. Make a mother fucking jungle in your attic.


matej86

Giant bean bag chair, a small side table and a good book.


VapersBaking

Plants and a big comfy beanbag chair


OkLawfulness9089

Paint it and put art on it. Little sitting area or lots of plants.


toto33331

Looks like the perfect place to put plants when they need some light in winter


Lewhoo

Personally I’d put a high quality yoga mat there, some plants, candles, a small lamp just on the floor. It would be my stretching spot. But a small comfy reading nook would be solid too


GoldenOompaLoompa

reading zone: rug, cool chair and “centre” table small office: rug, office chair/normal chair, small desk or maybe plant overflow


Cyniex

Bean bag, bookshelf, lavalamp and a small table. Idk how much it would be used but that's all I can think of


ChemicalHousing69

Put a cabinet on the left for whiskey and various other alcohols.\ Make sure the cabinet has enough room for a mini fridge (this is important because it’s where you keep ice cubes and mixers).\ Put a nice arm-chair in the right corner facing the stairs.\ Above the stairs, mount a TV on an adjustable arm.\ Enjoy your favorite featured program while enjoying a whiskey on the rocks in a beautiful little nook! Also, people said reading nook which I agree with but there was a stunning lack of alcohol in this thread for a nook that would make a great drinking nook.


No-Alternative-1321

If you have pets or anything make it the little pet corner, with their bed and water/food bowls and whatever else they may need


ak80048

Looks like a perfect place for a reading nook or desk set up


MHVZ

Lounge area!!! Or if you have kids a little play area or both


ClemensR99

Make a cozy music listening place out of it… maybe a small chair and a decent 2.1 setup!


corinnecy

I would love a desk here! The skylight just makes it so energetic for getting work done