17 Apr Small Space Tricks – How to use the space under the stairs
The space under the stairs is rarely used by homeowners. However, if properly utilized, it can be a whole new and individual room. There are many ways you can utilize the space under the stairs. For most people, the space under the stairs is a dead space. However, creative people see potential. In order to have stairs, you obviously need to have height in the apartment. Here are some ways you can use the space under the stairs.
This option is available only if the space under the stairs is positioned in a corner. This way, you can place a bed under the stairs, and use the corner as a bedroom. You will lack privacy, of course, but the place can be designed in a very stylish manner. Position a large futon, add some quality beddings, pillows, and you have a new bedroom. If nothing else, you can make it a room for relaxation.
This is the most common and simplest ways to utilize the space under the stairs. If you are handy with construction, you can make your own shelves and place all your books there. If not, hire a contractor. In both cases, your books be organized, and your home will look even more beautiful thanks to your custom library.
If you have children, or even you are a fan of gaming, the space under the stairs can be utilized into a playground. Add a built in TV, a gaming console, and you can sit on the ground and play PlayStation or Xbox with your children and your friends. And that is not all. Who says you can’t add a DVD player and watch movies here? It is all up to you and your creativity, but in any case, do not overlook the place under the stairs.
4. Office desk
For home working people, it is hard to find a peaceful spot in the house where they can work and place their laptop, printer and small office furniture. So, why not the place under the stairs? We admit, it might not be as peaceful as always, but it is one spot where you won’t be taking someone else’s space. The place under the stairs can be your office, and it is enough to place the laptop, an office desk and a printer.
5. Reading corner
Add one desk, a lamp, few pictures, and you have yourself an oasis where you can read your favorite books any time of the day. Plus, the reading corner will be separated from the chaos of the living room and the bedroom.
Second only to library, or sometimes the first option, a storage closet is one of the most common ways people utilize the space under the stairs. In most cases, this storage solution is designed for the clutter, or for the stuff we rarely use and just throw around. But if you are creative, you can make it your primary closet. Add a mirror next to it, or on the doors of the closet, and you can dress yourself before heading to work. Provided, of course, that you do not mind there is not much privacy.
If the height is right, the space under the stairs can also be utilized as a kitchen. You do not need much. A sink, fridge, and few shelves are enough. It is hard to position a stove or oven here, unless you can fit an extractor hood as well. Otherwise, the first and the smoke from the oven will damage your walls.