Amongst the other home designing challenges you can face, figuring out a way to utilize the space under your staircase can be the tricky but the most fun. There are a lot of things you can do to fill up that space but the best way to go about it is by considering what you would like to have for yourself.
Here are some ideas that can help you with your staircase space project:
Create a Hidden Closet
Everyone can use some extra storage space. Creating a hidden closet under the stairs will not only utilize your staircase space but also leave you more room to store stuff, like linens, coats, shoes, umbrellas, or pantry items. Thus you will never have a coat slopping off your shoulders, trip over a pair of shoes, or come across a wet umbrella.
Set up a workplace
If you are a workaholic, you can also try utilizing the space under your staircase by setting up a small cozy workplace for yourself. It’s best to keep it minimal with just a desk that can easily fit in the staircase space. However, you can take it up a notch by constructing some shelves to accommodate your work files or favourite books.
Turn it into a small library
The best way for book lovers to utilize staircase space is by turning it into a small library and stuff it up with all the books you have. If you don’t have enough books to fill it up, you can use decorative items to fill up the spaces on the display.
Gallery of memories
The space under the staircase can also be utilized to display your memories. You can make a gallery of memories with photos of your friends and family. It’s a pleasant yet inexpensive way of decorating the staircase space. All you need to do is choose photo frames with colors that complement each other or complement the interior design of your home.
Make it your piano place
If you own musical instruments like a piano or a keyboard, you can use your staircase space for accommodating them without compromising the space in the rest of your home. It will also make it a perfect place for you to hang out when you are in the mood for some music.
Create a Garden
If you are fond of gardening and have some low light house plants, you can create a little nook for them right under your staircase. You can build some shelves and place the potted plants along with some decorative items such as books and baskets, or you can try handing planters. You can also try a green wall if there is adequate space for it.
Turn it into a wine storage
If you are a wine connoisseur, converting the staircase space into wine storage is one of the best ways of utilizing it. If you wish to flaunt your liquor collections, install glass doors for the storage. However, if you want to hide your liquor stock in plain sight, just install opaque doors for the storage.
Hidden laundry space
Washing machines are bulky and can take up a lot of space in a room. The staircase space can be the perfect spot to store and hide it at the same time. All you need to do to convert the space under the staircase into your laundry area is some wiring works and an electric socket.
Make it your seating spot
Another interesting way to utilize the space under your staircase is by turning it into your seating spot. It can serve as your perfect escapist place, be your entertainment den, or be the ideal spot for you to enjoy your morning coffee or curl up in with a good book.
Create a pet corner
If you have a pet, you can use the staircase space to make it a pet corner. Your pet will surely love to have a spot of its own. All it will take to create a pet corner is a small bed for your pet and some drawers to store pet treats and toys.
Hope these ideas at Live Enhanced can help you find out a creative way to utilize your staircase space.