'Envious': Woman Converts Under Stairs Closet Into Custom Chihuahua Bedroom

A woman who created a custom miniature room for her dogs has delighted the internet after pictures of the incredible creation went viral online.

Posted on Reddit on Sunday, Kiki—who uses the Reddit handle kikisongbird88—shared six pictures of her creation on the popular subreddit r/rarepuppers where it now has more than 17,000 upvotes.

Kiki lives in the South West of England with her two dogs—a 2-year-old short-haired Chihuahua Ruby and a 12-year-old Chihuahua and Yorkshire Terrier cross Bella. Her dogs even have their own Instagram accounts at @mozzarellabella and @rubyredsaid_, and a shared account under the handle​​ @theroyalchicas.

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Dogs Bella and Ruby enjoying their new custom under-the-stairs room. The custom bedroom for the dogs has delighted internet users. @theroyalchicas/Instagram

Delighted by the custom-made room under the stairs, Redditors flooded to the comments to praise Kiki's creation which includes a miniature bed, poster, framed picture and even a clothing rack.

"Hahaha, this is perfect. I wanna live there," wrote one commenter. While another said: "This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen!"

Kiki told Newsweek: "I always dreamed of creating a little space for them and when I moved house a year ago I was delighted to find I had under stair storage space, so I started putting together ideas and bit by bit it came together.

"I learned that painting under-stair cupboards is extremely challenging and my back and neck did not thank me—worth it though."

In the room, Kiki even included a miniature sombrero and cactus—nodding to the Chihuahua's Mexican heritage. One commenter said: "Love the thoughtful touch of Mexican theme, to make them feel at home."

While these lucky dogs have their own space, in a 2018 survey published in the journal Anthrozoös, 55 percent of participants reported sharing their bed with at least one dog. The study even found a positive relationship between pet ownership status or bedsharing conditions and sleep quality.

A 2020 survey by furniture brand Joybird reported just how spoilt pets are in each U.S. state—with Maryland topping the list with the most spoiled pets, and Montana, New Mexico and Hawaii sitting at the bottom of the list with a lower level of pet-spoiling. The study also reported that our spoilt companions are costing us big bucks, with over 15 percent reporting that they spend more than $1,500 on their pet each year.

"They are very happy with their little room," said Kiki. "But will still take my lap over it if they have the choice."

"I can't deal with the cuteness," wrote one commenter on the viral post. Another reply said: "This room would rent for $2,000 a month here in the Bay Area, not even kidding!"

"I'm so envious. Your pupper has a better room than me," wrote another Redditor.

"Honestly I didn't expect such an overwhelming reaction to my dog bedroom," said Kiki. "I'm just glad it brought a smile to some faces."

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Pictures of the viral "dog bedroom" created for 2-year-old Ruby and 12-year-old Bella. The internet has been left in stitches at the adorable space. @theroyalchicas/Instagram