Inventive Ideas under Stairs Storage!
Under Staircase spaces are always a little tricky to handle, however with a little bit of creativity and thoughtful design strategies this space can be transformed into something fascinating. Here is a list of few ways to transform the so called ‘waste space’ under your stairs.
1. Library Space below Staircase
With Installation of few shelves & storage cabinets, the space under stairs can easily be converted into a library. This space can provide to be an ideal place to store not only books and magazines but also photos and board games. A budget friendly solution without the addition of excess furniture.
2. Drawer Storage
This is an ideal strategy for a compact house where not much of storage space is available. Maximizing Storage can be achieved by installing storage drawers below stairs that can hold useful day to day item as well as unwanted ones.
3. Reading Niche
If a study or reading area cabinet cannot be built in a living room or bedroom, one can consider to make it under the staircase. To do so just add a few cushions in the space along with some good lighting and if circumstances allow a bench can also be installed that can have storage space at the bottom. If designed well this would be a cosy and comfortable space which would be hard to leave.
4. Charging Station
The area under the stairs can be converted into a phone booth or charging station by just fitting a ledge to hold electronic devices along with that some plug points. This place can be used to charge multiple devices such as laptops, smart watches and other electronic devices.
5. Kitchen Pantry Storage
Is your current Kitchen space not big enough for your requirements? If Yes, then the area below your stairs can become an extension of your kitchen. With installation of wall ledges and shutters the space can be converted into a fully functional pantry.
6. Expansion of Kitchen Cabinets
Area under the stairs can also be used as a simple and easy to access cupboards or Kitchen Utensils cum Crockery storage space. This can be used to not only store utensils and expensive crockery but also storage of wine and other items as well.
7. Bar Area
The space under the stairs can be transformed into a Bar Space. Nothing much is needed for this only a counter to mix drinks and floor storage modules for storing drinks and keeping a mini fridge. Wall ledges can also be added to display liquor and with a little bit of extra plumbing work a small sink can also be installed if space permits.
8. Bike Storage
You can have your bikes under the stairs and free up space at your home. Hooks can also be installed on wall under the staircase for additional storage of helmets, water bottles, tire pump and other biking equipment.
These are some tips for how a seemingly wasted space below the stairs can be transformed into an effective, functional and aesthetically pleasing storage area.