For many people the space beneath the stairs is an area to store extra sports gear, out of season clothing, junk, or worse – it is dead space not being used for whatever.
With a little creativity and a bit of work you can turn that space into a major surprise.
Want more space? The space under the stairway can turn into your daughter’s room. May be it is currently a place for junk and toys. The initial step is to eliminate all of the crap, place shelves on the sides of the wall that she can place her shoes atop of and inside of that hung a wire shelf that is vented. You can hang more clothing and her dresses on hangers from the front of the shelf and then place her jeans and additional blankets on the surface of the shelf. Then put small hooks down the wall on which to hang bags and belts. Alternatively, hang a cord so she can reach it. This should double the cupboard space inside her room.
You may turn this space into a coat, umbrella, shoe cupboard if the space under the stairs is centrally located in the house. The secret is to keep distance with organized bins, shelves and hanging rods.
Kid’s Playroom: Kids love to get back in spaces that they think nobody else can access and will play there for hours. Additionally, you can line the inside of the space that the small ones can draw on with markers.
Electronics and computer charging station: This is an excellent area to have a charging station for all your electronics such as IPods and to maintain the games and keep the handheld games. Build in the shelves you want for each cord to come up wiring and receptacles. You may need to employ an electrician for this -check with the local area codes. This is a wonderful place to maintain the family calendar and a board to keep everyone organized. This especially works if the space that is under the stairs is centrally located in the house near the kitchen or foyer room or dining area. The distance will have to be well lit.
Home Office Space: This will work if you require a small space like the width of the stairway – put in a counter-top the diameter of the stairway that your office seat can slide beneath when you are not using it. Ensure you have sufficient lighting. You may set up a cork as a bulletin board to the back of the measures to be used. You are able to make the most of the distance by hanging baskets that are staggered on the walls on each side.
Hopefully, these ideas will allow you to maximize your home’s distance by using this area – every square foot counts.