There are various places within the home that space goes unutilized, with under the stairs being a big one. This unused space is especially wasted since many people complain of not having enough extra storage space in their houses, yet this storage area is perfect for a multitude of things. While the section underneath the stairs has the potential to be a small closet to stow away coats, shoes, umbrellas, shovels and the like, it is also an optimal spot for positioning a desk in and creating a small office area. There really is an endless amount of home design things you could do with space under the stairs—though, and we think Harry Potter would agree, we wouldn’t recommend making a bedroom out of that space.
Here are ten creative ideas and different interior design ways to utilize the space underneath your stairs. Don’t let that valuable space saving storage area go to waste, check out these under the staircase ideas!
Create a small closet underneath the stairs and stow away things you use often when coming and going like jackets, shovels, slippers, umbrellas, boots, etc. Photo from Instagram User @mrs_rackley.home
Stow away your wine collection under the stairs! Photo from Instagram User @modelremodel
Create cubbies out of that space for showing off family photos and collectibles. Photo from Instagram User @abc_builders_london_ltd
Not looking for a space to showcase things? Place baskets in those cubbies instead for a more secretive place to store your belongings! Photo from Instagram User @dsl.studio