Who: Brian H.
Where: Mechanicsburg, PA
To create needed depth, I extended the room out 10 inches from the face of the stair and built a display shelf above by extending the adjacent tread over the door. Because the bathroom is under our stairs, I was able to open up and vault the ceiling to create headroom. In the remaining void space we hid a time capsule including a current newspaper and a letter about ourselves to future renovators. I did all of the work myself with the guidance of both an electrician and plumber. I milled all of the trim myself and salvaged the door from a dumpster, which I stripped, sanded, repainted, and polished the original hardware. I built the recessed cabinet into the stud depth and set the tile floor.
Who did the work: I did all the work myself
Cost: $500 to $1,000