When we augmented the stairs, the size of the cubbyhole underneath doubled. Rather than wall it in, we decided to keep the broom closet at the one end and make a door access for the other.
|The white door and barn wood door lead to the same space under the steps. I can fit in tons of unsightly storage!|
In typical fashion, we shun buying things that we can build ourselves. Jack was so sweet to use his precious after school time to construct a lovely entrance to the closet.
I thought it was so clever how he made the clamps work even though they were too short. I would have given up rather than use my brain to come up with a solution. Thank goodness I married an engineer.
And of course, the girls are always more than willing to help, though "help" is a very subjective term. We love that they try!
Now all that's left is to clean out the closet and put up some shelves to organize whatever stuff I decide to hide in there.
That or build a bunk for overnighting guests . . .