In most houses, a staircase is simply used to go up and down from one floor to another and but the bottom part of it is often seen as a "dead space" which has no other use.
But have you ever thought about changing the uselessness of this important element of a home?
Murray Berrill, the owner of the construction company "Murray Berrill Constructions" thought about it and had a genius idea!
He spent approximately $ 5,000 AUD ($ 4,464 CAD) to transform a staircase into a practical wine storage space, using drawers purchased from a hardware store.
But filling the ingenious space may cost it more, since its "staircase-cellar" can accommodate up to 156 bottles! That is a lot of money spent on vine!
Murray said that the cellar is well insulated and that a thermometer is installed in it to keep a record of the temperature, so that the wine does not "cook" during the hot summer months.
The 58-year-old automaker also said it could add a small cooling unit.
He said this to the Daily Mail: 'I hate dead space when renovating a house, as you're essentially paying for nothing. So we thought of putting the wine in drawers in the staircase rather than behind it'.
The drawers are very wide and are very solid. The man spent AUD $ 500 (CAD $ 446) at Bunnings just for the drawers.
"We had to figure out how all the bottles were going to fit and make sure that the whole design was strong enough," he said.
Not surprisingly, this clever arrangement was well received on social media. Many people are now complaining about their own boring old stairs!
Would you like to have this kind of staircase in your house? If you are not passionate about wine, you could also use this space to store toys, shoes, books or anything that can clutter your home!