In the last few years, we’ve seen a surge in the popularity of tiny houses and creative storage solutions.
As the square footage of the average home has reduced, the space beneath your stairs has become a hot commodity.
We’ve seen stairs converted into bookshelves and even pantries, but the latest design we spotted has blown us away.
Australian builder, Murray Berrill, transformed his staircase into a wine cellar, reports The Mirror.
Talk about inspired.
The stunning feature can store up to 156 bottles of the good stuff, without taking up any floorspace in the rest of the home.
Murray made the wine cellar stairs himself in just over a week, before posting the impressive snaps to Facebook.
He said: “Ok, here’s one for the wine lovers.
“What to do with dead space under the stairs?
“Create an easy access wine cellar. Proud of this one.”
The talented builder from Bendigo usually restores heritage homes.
His inventive creation snagged a lot of attention, and he went viral online.
Hundreds of fans have complimented the build.
One said: “”That’s amazing, beautiful craftsmanship Murray.”
Another joked: “Amazing.
“Thats a lot of wine lol, is there a padlock to keep the teens out?”
A third wrote: “Omg it’s the stairway to heaven!”
If you’re thinking of employing a carpenter to update your home, then these stairs won’t come cheap.
Murray commented that the design would cost between $2000-$2500 ( that’s around £1000-1300).
Other’s offered up their ideas for alternative uses.
Not all were drinkers.
One person added: “Good place to store your photos, in alphabetical order.”
A second said: “imagine if you fitted it out for shoes instead of wine…”
One fan was a little worried, and said: “All I imagine is coming down at night, one slides open and a full on catastrophic fall.”
Watch your step…