2016 December 7

This topic isn’t going to be common for the majority, as there’re no stairs at a lot of people’s homes. Even if you have an individual house it doesn’t mean that stairs are going to be there – a single-floor home is also popular right now. Probably that’s clear for everyone that an empty space appears under them. Depending on the stairs you can leave it as it is but it’s a usual case that you can use this space functionally. What are the possible scenarios? I’ll discuss them further. I’m so sorry at once for the quality of some photos - it was hard to find better ones.

Closed cabinets

That’s probably the best way to use space under stairs and really not without a reason. There’ll not be too much space for various details, particularly, if there’s no intended separate “dark” room. The way to open cabinets is your business. You can combine cabinets with drawers and what’s the funniest is that this place can become outdoor clothing storage location (if stairs are next to exterior doors).

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workstead.comsmart under stairs ideas

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contemporist.comhow to use space under stairs

Working place

A working place under stairs will never be a bad idea. Why? Even if you’re not working from home probably each of you has a computer (not necessarily portable) and that’s the best when it has its place. Probably from time to time you need to write a letter or make some handiwork, therefore, a table and a chair would really come in useful. If you have a baby and will give him a work room that’s the perfect place to create a work zone for yourself! Even if not very private but probably the change of the environment will inspire for greater works!

pinterest.comworking table under stairs

houzz.iehome office under stairs

pinterest.comworking place under stairs

A separate room

If only that’s a satisfactory height under stairs so that a person would fit here with his or her whole height, you can establish a toilet premise with a mini sink there or a “dark” room which I was talking about at the beginning.

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Mini library

A perfect solution for those who have a lot of books. They’ll all probably fit under the stairs, therefore, you don’t need to look for space for them somewhere else. An armchair or several of them - and cosiness is ensured!

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Swings

If you have little kids I even don’t doubt that they’ll like this idea!

pinterest.comswings under stairs

Kitchen

 In some cases one must project a kitchen under stairs but I don’t really see anything bad in this. A very interesting challenge and an original result! You can also make a transition zone under stairs between a kitchen and a guestroom and plan cabinets/shelves there for dishes and other necessities instead of a sideboard.

djstormsblog.comkitchen under stairs

dwell.comkitchen under stairs ideas

pinterest.comcabinets under stairs modern

A place for a pet

For a majority who have a pet it becomes as if it’s a family member, therefore, it’s quite logical that it deserves a living space, too.

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Fireplace

Before choosing this solution necessarily speak to specialists, as it’s not always possible to equip a fireplace. There’re some nuances and technical requirements, therefore, it’s only one of the possibilities where to plan a fireplace. You can also equip firewood storage there.

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A decorative wall

Even though it's not really practical, but you can always just simply cover the space under stairs with the wall and hang some frames, posters, pictures and etc.

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My name is Evelina Aleliūnienė. I'm founder of this blog and interior designer. Writing this blog helps me while doing this kind of job and is a great bundle of beautiful ideas for you!

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