It's amazing how much 'stuff' we accumulate during our lifetimes. Or even just in a year! Often, it's tough trying to find places to put it all. Rooms become jumbled and crowded with furniture and bits and pieces, while basements and lofts get full up with boxes of excess stuff. And what about when we want to create an office or peaceful reading space in our homes, but there's simply no room to fit such a luxury? Before you get too upset, go and have a look at your stairs. They could be hiding the answer to your storage woes. Under the stairs is an area often containing wasted potential as far as storage and other uses are concerned. See what you can do with the space under yours! Check out these 16 practical and creative uses for inspiration.
Make use of the space under the stairs by making it a closet.
Create your own mini-library with a reading chair and bookshelves.
A couple of very sturdy hooks and you have a nifty place to store bicycles.
The underside of stairs can be used as handy shelving.
Extend your pantry cupboards to under the stairs.
If you've got the cash and love wine, why not install a wine cellar?
Or, you could go for just a wine rack.
In an open plan home like this one, use the space under the stairs to make a display shelf for your treasures.
If you've got an extra bedroom down in the basement you could make part of the bed fit under the stairs for more room.
Use the under the stairs space to hide your washing machine or dryer.
Fashion a kids' playhouse under the stairs.
Create a nifty reading nook under the stairs.
A mini bar may be the perfect fit for under the stairs.
Make an office.
Or, use the space to store sporing apparel.
And if you really want one, then why not build a tranquil fountain for under your stairs!