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Harry Potter Superfans Turn Their Dining Room Into Hogwarts’ Great Hall

All it took was $15,000 and a little magic


Here's a dining room makeover you probably haven't seen on HGTV: A family in the UK dropped more than £10,000 ($13,000) to give their dining room a Harry Potter superfan makeover.

According to the Shropshire Star, the Kyriakou family was inspired to embark on the pricey home improvement project last spring after taking the Warner Brothers Harry Potter studio tour in London. (While the parents are clearly superfans, it's worth noting they also have three young Harry Potter-loving children.)

The room's stone-effect walls were imported from Spain, while Mr. Kyriakou made the wooden panels himself; much of the decor was sourced from antique shops, while some of the items are actual film props. In addition to the long, solid wood table that serves as the focal point of the room, there's a suit of armor, banners for all four of the Hogwarts houses, and various other Potter-inspired memorabilia such as the Marauder's Map and chocolate frogs.

Take a tour of the J.K. Rowling-inspired dining room via YouTube:

Those who don't have the big bucks to drop on a Hogwarts-themed home improvement project can still eat like they're #Gryffindor4Life, however: At Universal Studios theme parks in both Orlando and Hollywood, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attractions feature a number of dining venues — including the famed Leaky Cauldron — where visitors can wash their bangers and mash or shepherd's pie down with Butterbeer.