Hello people! There is a story that I want to share with you all. It’s about my pet Molly who is going to be a big sister to a little human. Since Molly is going to become a sister, she surely needs a room of her own. That’s why I have decided to construct it for her. 

Before the baby arrived, I had started making a room under stairs where nothing existed before. Since it was walled-in, I wasn’t sure about how much space is available or how great the room will look. But luckily, everything went as planned and I and Molly both are happy with the results. 

You can scroll down to see how we have constructed the room.

Molly in her new, finished room

She is the best wee dog who had been very spoiled up to this point, so we didn’t want her to feel less important when the baby arrived!

And here is the proud big sister with baby Catelyn!

Starting point… I thought there might be dead space behind the stairs, but wasn’t sure. Trying to sneak a look

If it was going to work I also needed to move the wiring for the house alarm system. Decided to update the kitchen at the same time, by adding tongue & groove panels

Space cut out… I can now see what space we have to play with

Bigger than I thought, around 4 square meters

Most importantly… don’t want Molly to be scared of the space, so in for an early look. Definitely going to be big enough!

The door frame fitted in keeping with the internal joinery, the base of the frame kept in place as integral to support the staircase

Plasterboard fitted, starting to look like a room

In for a sniff and helping with the plastering/sealing

Feature wallpaper gives an idea of what’s coming next

View from inside the room

Colour changing mood lighting installed

Molly waiting patiently as I had to finish the tongue and groove outside her room first

Flooring goes down

And skirtings for the awkwardly shaped walls!

Custom signs

Molly still waiting patiently has taken the new couch in the meantime

So I bought her one for her new room

Finishing touches, photo frames, and luxury bed

Pictures of Molly at school with her friends

All moved in, proud as punch!

Posing in her new space

Loves the cozy corner

Finishing touches with her sign and personalized leash/harness hook

Luckily she likes her new home better than the one in the garden!