While it may be small, using the space under your stairs efficiently can really be a boon. This area of the house is usually neglected but it can be utilized in the best ways possible.
Here Are Some Creative Under The Stairs Storage Ideas:
Create a study area by adding a small desk, a lamp and a small cabinet for placing books.
Convert the extra space into a home office by installing a small desk and an adjustable shelf for your stationery.
Use the space to build a small toilet especially for guests to use.
Kids Play Area
Add some warm colours and a few of your kid’s favourite toys to create a comfortable play area under the stairs.
Place a small bed or an ottoman to create a living space for one member of the family.
An exterior staircase in your home can be used for growing creepers and other plants.
Place a three-tiered shelf in the open space and place some of your favourite titles on it to create an intimate library.
You can convert the space into a pantry for food items that do not need to be refrigerated.
Install a few cabinets and store your medication there for easy access. Label them accordingly to avoid any confusion.
You can small cabinets to store your linen or bathroom essentials like towels and shower robes.
If you have sufficient space under the stairs, you can always park your kid’s cycles there.
Deep drawers which are tucked under the stairs is perfect for storing pet supplies and other items which make it easily accessible.
You can make a home for your pet under the stairs by placing a small pet bed there with comfortable linen.
Place a small sofa with a lamp shade and convert the space under the stairs into a reading area for days when you do not get sleep fast enough.
Art and Craft Storage
You can store your kid’s art and craft supplies under the stairs after neatly arranging and placing them in containers or trays.
Build a massive cabinet and then segregate it into compartments to serve as a showpiece gallery where you can store your curios and other objects.
You can always add a small counter and some hidden cabinets to create a private bar to store your branded liquor.
Cabinets can be installed to keep your dinner table essentials like spoons, forks, plates and silverware, especially if your dining space is located there.
You can always install a massive vault in the extra space to store your cash and valuables which you can protect with a high-security locking system which is password-protected.
Add a closet in the extra space to store extra clothes and shoes that you do not wear often – winter gear can be stored here.
If you camp regularly, you can convert the space under the stairs into storage for camping equipments by creating a closet.
Construct a few box shelves under the stairs to create a space to display your eclectic pieces of art.
You can choose to store your tennis gear under the stairs by adding a door to keep things organized and segregated.
Construct a cabinet under the stairs to create a shoe shelf which can be used to store all the excess shoes that lie around the house.
You can store your washing machine under the stairs and cover it with a skin sheet to avoid exposing it when guests are around.
You can create a wine cellar by customizing the shelves you install to resemble small boxes.
You can create an entertainment centre by constructing a cabinet to store your LED tv and music system.
Paint the wall space under the stairs in a bright colour and display works of art with a top light to illuminate it.
The extra space under the stairs can be used as a storehouse for your kids’ stuff like coats and shoes.
Build shelves under the staircase to keep kitchen collectibles like cookbooks.
You can use the empty space to set up a sketching studio if you have a construction engineer for a husband.
Place a wooden plank on the wall underneath the stairs and put hooks on to hang your coats and scarves.
You can use the space under the stairs to put up framed pictures of the entire family to create a mini gallery.
You can also construct a faux fireplace in the space to with electric fire that emits warmth during winter.
If you have sufficient space, you can use it to create a kitchen for yourself with cabinets, a sink and hooks for tea cups.
Use the extra space under the stairs to create a cabinet to store china ware for when guests come over for dinner party.
Build a small cabinet under the stairs to create a place to store your music CD’s and record.
Place a synthetic glass enclosure as a partition and create a green house by putting a few plants in there.
You can add shelves to the wall in the space under the stairs to create a trophy shelf to display your achievements.
Soft Toy Storage 40
Use the spare space under the stairs to store your kid’s stuffed animals and other toys which they may not play with anymore.
Place a small table underneath the stairs and a transparent bowl on top of it to store your keys.
Place a mirror on the wall under the stairs to keep handy when you need to check how you look before leaving the house.
Place a chalkboard on the wall below the staircase and use it to remind yourself of the chores and tasks that need to be completed.
By installing small wooden cabinets in the space, you can store the extra bedding and sheets that you may use at a later date.
Use the space to place an aquarium there.
Use the wall under the stairs to display your knife or gun collection.
Build small compartments in one shelf to create a spice cabinet.
Install shelves to store your toiletries in this space.
Install an open shelf and place various snacks and candies to form a cute snack bar.
Construct a table counter and place lemonade or orange juice in jars for when thirsty.