Woman turns the space under her stairs into a luxury dog house

Pour one out for all the London renters about to realise a dog has nicer digs than they do. Kimberly Lewis, 32, has transformed the space under her stairs into a luxurious dog house for her three-month-old Goldendoodle, Jersey. It’s pretty incredible – Jersey now has a miniature home with a front door, a mailbox, a play area, and even a special camera through which her owners can remotely dispense treats. Kimberly, from Houston, Texas, says the makeover cost just $300 (£234), and plans to decorate the mini house according to the season. For now, Jersey has her own Christmas wreath on her front door.
Jersey the goldendoodle in front of her house under the stairs
Jersey the dog has a nicer house than we do (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram)
jersey the goldendoodle with her house under the stairs
Creating the house cost $300 (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram)

The transformation began with Kimberly and her husband sketching out their plan on the blank wall under the stairs, then cutting out a little door.

They then needed to add electric through the walls so Jersey could have her own light switch, a thermostat, and a camera so Kimberly and her husband could check on the pup throughout the day.

Once the major works were done, it was time for decorating; with Kimberly painting the doorframe, sticking a mailbox on front, and adding in toys, a dog bed, and bowls.

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The space before the makeover
Kimberly and her husband did all the work themselves (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram)
the house under the stairs
They began by adding a door then installing electric (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram)
jersey the goldendoodle's house under the stairs
Jersey even has her own mailbox (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram)

The couple even had a custom artwork made to look just like Jersey.

‘Thankfully we completed without my husband sleeping in the dog house.’

Thankfully, Jersey absolutely loves her new home.

interiors of jersey the goldendoodle's house
The interiors are pretty cute (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram)
toys hanging from the wall of jersey's house
Toys hang on the wall so Jersey can play (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram)
jersey the goldendoodle
Yes, that is custom-made to look like her (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram)

‘It gave her somewhere to feel safe and comfortable, and she loves the toys on the wall which I change regularly,’ Kimberly explains.

‘We leave the door open unless we are gone, and she just goes in and out of her room as she wishes.

‘I wanted her to have a room just as we all do in our house, she’s part of our family, even the kids love to play inside it with her.’

Anyone else feeling a tad jealous of a dog?

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