Look around many houses carefully and you just might find unused spaces that with a clever plan could be converted into something useful, beautiful or both.
That’s exactly what @petesquared23 did with their home and I think it’s super clever. Not only could it be used for a private lounging area but you could also use it for a showcase space or as one commenter pointed out, it could be ideal for a Christmas tree.
Afterall, you’ll see in the video below much of the foundation for the nest was already there ready to be expanded into a small reading nook suspended in the air.
Here’s how it was built and the end result. Watch the video.
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As you can imagine, this soaring private reading nook nest was a big hit on TikTok with comments such as:
“I would never leave that spot”
“ohhh wow!! love it! such a great use of space!”
“I will rent it and lv there forever”
Does it detract from the soaring two-story foyer?
I don’t think so because you still get the soaring effect throughout most of the foyer. There was a useless ledge built there already so by building the reading nest, it’s actually using useless space already there without impacting the room at all.
One could have some fun surprising arriving guests
Imagine the fun you could have when guests arrive by welcoming them from directly above as they walk into the home.
Is it practical?
It’s obviously not as practical as a full living or family room but given so many houses these days are open concept, it’s a brilliant way to create a private space which is lacking in open concept layouts. For this reason alone, especially in an open concept house, it’s quite practical. Sometimes it’s great to get away and relax in a private space.