7 original ideas to take advantage of the space under the stairs

In the layout of a home, every corner counts.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
19 February 2024 Monday 10:12
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7 original ideas to take advantage of the space under the stairs

In the layout of a home, every corner counts. Especially if we talk about houses with little space, where it is especially advisable to make the most of every nook and cranny. In this sense, the space under the stairs is an area that is often forgotten, like an empty and graceless place.

The truth is that we can take advantage of the space under the stairs for many purposes: from expanding storage to adding to the decoration of the house, and even housing a completely new room. Here are seven ideas to inspire you, some simpler and others completely transformative.

You can turn the space under the stairs into a green oasis within your home, placing one or several plants here that provide that touch of nature that is so pleasant. Of course, you have to choose the appropriate plants based on the luminosity of the area so that they grow healthy, unless you opt for artificial plants.

The space under the stairs is the perfect place to install a bookcase. Depending on the space you have, it can be larger, or a single shelf accompanied by decoration, as in the case of the image, which consists of a wall with several paintings of different sizes.

Here is an ideal alternative to make the most of the space: install a small bathroom. This option is undoubtedly one of the most practical, although it will depend a lot on the layout of the house and the space you have under the stairs.

You can install cabinets or shelves under the stairs, or place said furniture here independently. Take advantage of this extra storage space to store everything you can think of: bedding and towels, clothes from another season, sports equipment, a kitchen pantry, a wine cellar, storing cleaning products, a shoe rack...

If the stairwell is located near the entrance of the house, turn it into a hallway. Here you can leave your keys, purse, shoes, coats and place a lamp that provides soft light at the entrance to your home.

Another great idea is to turn the space under the stairs into a corner for reading or hanging out with other activities, from knitting to looking at your cell phone or playing video games.

Finally, you can install a small desk under the stairwell and thus have an office or work or study area. Again, an alternative with which to take advantage of all corners.