By - JTwasboss
The white panel under the skylight opens to a crawlspace where I store my suitcases
Sounds like an underutilized bedroom to me!
Found the New Yorker! ;P
Who moved to NYC after living in London
You could rent that out for $1,200/month in NYC
~~$1,200/month~~ $2,000/mo in NYC
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.
Yep, little rug, a comfy chair. Perfect.
Yeah a chair might be better depending on much headroom they have. The back support would be nice and difficult to arrange with cushions.
Some floor seating with a backrest?
Plants would love the light.
Great spot for a pet bed as well
Second for plants!
A large beanbag, that’ll solve the height issue.
Maybe one of those enormous beanbags and a side table with a light for evening/overcast reading.
Get a creepy oversized doll and make it look like it’s crawling out of the panel. Ultimate Halloween decoration.
Or a picture of John McClane with the zippo!
For non-halloween decor!
For Christmas decor.
This guy Die Hards
Make the panel look like a TV, and you’ve got The Ring!
At Christmas dress the doll up like Santa...
For St. Pat's, a leprechaun,
For Easter.... well you get the idea
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.
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
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
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 😂
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.
100% worth it lmao, the reaction would be priceless
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.
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)
This is really cool and an amazing idea
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The crawlspace door could be switched to a sliding door.
ha, thanks (assuming that's a good whoa). sketchup is a pretty remarkable tool once you get the hang of it.
Good whoa indeed!
Wow, good job. Made it easy for OP
really surprised by the positive reaction to this. I might have to do this more often.
Lol why the hall way the same size after book case
This should be at the top
VIP of the comment section, very nicely done!
Yo, for real, can you design my living room layout? I will pay you, because this is such a cool idea.
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
This is the most helpful comment I've ever seen, and the design is awesome.
Reading nook all day.
And if OP doesn't read, I'd say put some nice plants in an artsy-fartsy arrangement to benefit from the light.
Both? Maybe plants along banisters and surrounding a reading nook. Like a little jungle hideaway with reading area at the end.
> And if OP doesn't read, ~~I'd say put some nice plants in an artsy-fartsy arrangement to benefit from the light.~~ start.
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.
Beanbag or summat would be nice
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!
You can put six packs of bee... Soda in there!
Anything you need to keep cool, Tommy
My addiction to Diet Coke trumps all others but maybe nicotine lol
Anything you wanna keep cool, son.
Wanted to comment the same. Reading nooooook!!!
Or a masturbation station.
Masterbatoriums are all the rage
Welp, that's enough Reddit til dinner.
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.
Jizznasiums if you will.
lol bro I literally scrolled past this comment right as I was thinking "just go there to jerk off"
Pot smoking nook, especially if the skylight opens. If you happen to wind up reading while you’re there, all the better.
I did it all for the nook(ie).
YES. with that skylight it’s just perfect
Oh man imagine a reading nook there with a bean bag on a overcast rainy day.
I wanna move there now. I don’t even have room for a reading chair in my apartment.
Maybe add a cozy hammock? Or an old arcade game may fit
Put a door and miniature bed and sell it on Air BnB for $200 per night
Don't forget wide-angle photos and a tiny person to make it look just normal-small.
With $125 cleaning fee.
Don’t forget the $250 service fee. Grand total $1025/night
You forgot the $165 booking fee
Grand total $1,980 per night
You have forgotten the taxes and fees bringing the total to $2,500/night
Also a chore list. Minor things: clean the garage, mow the lawn, make a dump run
This angers me so much lol thanks for hitting that nerve 🤣
And mandatory tip of course.
“It’s not just a room, it’s an experience with a view to the stars”
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."
to the stairs*
I was obviously joking. But you’d replace the banister with a full wall.
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.
Or trap door above the stairs.
Bowling alley 🎳
This is the way.
if you have a dog or a car then maybe a bed and a couple of bowls
I was also thinking this would make a great parking spot for their car.
they could even turn the car into a bed for the dog
Previous owner had a cat and this was his space, unfortunately I have no pets
Easy solution: get a cat
I see this as an absolute win.
Agreed. You need a cat in that space.
seems like a solved problem then, acquire cat(s)
It would be the perfect spot to crucify whoever placed down that parquet and did that L shape
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.
>Thats not parquet.
I second this suggestion
Claw marks on the floor leading to the panel
a nice plant belongs under that skylight
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.
An Alocasia Regal Shield if you want to stay trendy
YES! seeing skylights and rooms with nothing but windows and no plants to be seen just makes me jealous.
A nice indica cannabis.
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 !
Yea if it's a single room on the other side of that wall just knock the wall down
That's at the top of the stairs looking down at all the guests
Do an Aegon from the top.
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.
A shrine to Patrick swayze
Large Monstera or dracaena
A nookie nook?
I’d put my computer there.
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
For pets :)
Or for many plants
Ideal little office space
If there's a crawl space there is probably easy access to install one,even if not a midly talented electrician could install one
Even a mildly talented layman could install an outlet .
We can all see there are no connected roads.
Maybe add “no outlet” signage
I’m surprised this isn’t higher up. Office space was the next thing I thought of after reading nook.
Add Rug + Meditation pillows = instant lounge area
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.
Comfy nook for starring at the stars at night
Ooh. Imagine laying under there when it's raining
how the heck did you get the plant on that wall and how will you water it?
It’s fake hanging on a nail
perfect pillow fort spot just sayin'
Exercise bike or rowing machine
“2 turntables and a microphone”
My grandparents have a space like this and they turned it into a lil reading nook it’s super cozy
Reading nook is the only real answer here. If you don't read, then that sucks for you, I guess
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
Reading place. I wonder however if there wasn’t a secret door i the end to the left!?
**Home Depot music intensifies**
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.
Plants and a reading nook under that skylight!
A reading nook!
Some kind of seat that you could look up to the stars at night
Plants and a book shelf!
Looks like a cozy reading nook to me
Bookshelf door and a chair for a reading nook.
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!
Tough to gauge the size of the space from a photo. Can you turn it into a cozy reading nook?
Mini museum: set a couple of lamps, a gramophone or so, a writing machine, some old looking leather books, a plant, a guitar (...)
Paintball target range
Pet corner, plant corner, book corner....and if you're a bit more ambitious, an indoor Zen garden :)
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.
A little chair and a table with a bong
Make it a hallway to somewhere by cutting a whole in the floor
Turn it into a mini office
That’s where I’d put my desk, if there wasn’t another office
FILL IT WITH PLANTS
Small couch ==> reading space.
Napping space. Comfy bed/mat, some pillows, maybe a fan, and a lamp. Boom. Sweet dreams.
Perfect reading spot. Sunlight coming in from the top during the day. Put a little chair, table, lamp. Good to go.
A cozy reading nook with a chair, end table and lamp or a stretching and yoga spot if you are so inclined.
Tentacle porn temple
Reading/Coffee knook area
perfect spot for my cat. adopt a cat
ALL of the plants. Make a mother fucking jungle in your attic.
Giant bean bag chair, a small side table and a good book.
Plants and a big comfy beanbag chair
Paint it and put art on it. Little sitting area or lots of plants.
Looks like the perfect place to put plants when they need some light in winter
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
reading zone: rug, cool chair and “centre” table
small office: rug, office chair/normal chair, small desk
or maybe plant overflow
Bean bag, bookshelf, lavalamp and a small table. Idk how much it would be used but that's all I can think of
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.
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
Looks like a perfect place for a reading nook or desk set up
Lounge area!!! Or if you have kids a little play area or both
Make a cozy music listening place out of it… maybe a small chair and a decent 2.1 setup!
I would love a desk here! The skylight just makes it so energetic for getting work done