Ideas for that space under the stairs

What do you do with that bit of empty space under the stairs? It’s been a question that has been long asked. There have been many ingenious answers. We take a look at some of them here. Though this post covers a WIDE variety of ideas for saving space under stairs, we welcome suggestions from our readers. If you come across any other awesome way in which this space is cleverly use, please mention them in the comments. Also we run a steady stream of cool posts like this at Home Designing and if you like to be notified when we have more such inspiring posts, please subscribe to our feed or newsletter!

If you have been a regular reader of our blog, you will remember seeing in our feature of some unusual bookshelves, the space beneath the staircase being effectively used for storing books.


Photo by Apartment Therapy

We also mentioned the usage of drawers:

Under stair shelving is by far the most common method for utilizing the space below the stairways and it has been done in many ways:

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Photo by Gus Andrews Designed by Jonathan Brier

Converting that space into a nice little reading nook is another option.


Photo by xoxochadchad

Are you not the ‘book type’ person? More into partying? How about some wine racks then?

or even a small bar?

If you have enough space you could think of converting it to your workspace or home office.


by Sue

Adventurous attempts have been made to convert these spaces to bathrooms…

by Georgan Gregg

and kidrooms…

And obviously Harry Potter isn’t the only one who sleeps under the stairs:

Cutting out small niches for kitchen appliances under the stairs is another approach though it is less common.

There’s been the ever popular laundry idea too.


by Lindley Ashline

How about a fireplace?

or an aquarium ?

Installing electronic entertainent systems beneath the staircase is another trend that is becoming popular.


Photo by Jason Sewell

That’s it with our set of cool ideas. Seen or thought of something cooler? Do let us know in your comments.

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