Whether you realize it or not, there is always some space in your home that goes unused. Sometimes, you may fail to look beyond the obvious, and see what’s right in front of you, for example, that there was enough space for that storage unit, tv unit, bookshelf or beautiful indoor garden you were thinking of installing…!
We believe in judiciously using up the space available in your house. This article, in particular, deals with the often neglected area under your stairs. Here are some classic and innovative ways in which you can utilize that area:
1. Extra Storage Drawers
This is one of the most common yet efficient ideas. You can utilise the narrow space under your staircase by adding some extendable drawers or a cupboard in there.
This is a brilliant way to meet your storage needs while, at the same time, accentuating the decor of your house.
2. Indoor Garden Under Stairs
The unique and nowadays popular use is indoor garden under stairs. If your space receives some bright indirect light there, or by using artificial lights you can do this.
If both are not possible, you can create greenery by fake/false plants.
3. A Compact Home Office
Having a home office or work corner can be a little tricky when you’re short on space.
Take advantage of the area under your stairs and create a small, but functional home office here, complete with ergonomically designed desk, chair, and shelves.
If you have a little work desk in your bedroom, consider shifting it here for a gadget-free bedroom.
4. A Tiny Home Library
If you don’t know what to do with that awkward, empty space under your staircase, why not convert it into a home library ? Add some shelving units under the stairs to display your favourite pieces of literature – and always have them close by.
Another one of our bookshelf decorating ideas is to intersperse the books with knick-knacks to create a beautiful, charming space.
If you have been wracking your brains over purchasing a huge bookshelf for your living room, then we suggest you give it a second thought. You’re missing out on this fantastic spot that can house your book collection.
5. A Cozy Reading Nook
We love the look of this corner furnished with a comfortable armchair for your contemplative moments.
Grab some coffee and lounge with a book in this area that is hidden away from all the hustle and bustle of the house.
6. Additional Kitchen Cabinets
If your kitchen is close to the staircase, it’s a brilliant idea to equip the area under the stairs with kitchen cabinets for items that can’t find space in your Modular kitchen.
You could also convert it into a small pantry or sideboard for all your beautiful plates and cutlery.
7. A Little Wine Cellar
Your guests are going to be impressed with this original idea…!
Create an Home Bar under the stair and stock your wine collection and liquors in style under the stairs.
Just add wine racks to this space and get ready to be showered with all the adulation.
8. A Tiny Restroom
Small houses often have a staircase, and most people use it for storage, but there are other options as well. Why not use this space for installing a closet-style restroom ?
Turn the area under the stairs into a small bathroom for guests, stocked with essentials.
Don’t forget to do it up in sync with the rest of your decor and definitely, add an exhaust fan.
9. In-built Kitchen Appliances
When space is a constraint in the kitchen…!
You can consider shifting some of your kitchen appliances, such as the refrigerator and dishwasher, under your stairs.
10. Space to Store your Shoes and Clothes
A very good idea that also comes in quite handy is to transform that space to store your shoes and clothes for the cold\warm season.
You can live it open or closed with big doors.
11. Support your Favorite Decorations
If you care less about style and just need extra space for your appliances, sports items or why not your bike this is the perfect spot because is never in your way but in the same time very accessible.