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How To Use The Space Under Your Stairs Effectively

A staircase is a major feature in any house hold and its potential for design impact is often overlooked. So whether you’re struggling with an angled ceiling, looking for more storage space or just simply wanting to make the most of that space – maybe it’s time. After all, the space under the stairs has plenty of nice potential and it’s important to try making the most of this unused space.

There are many different ways you can make the most of that wasted space under your stairs, so let’s take a look at just a few ideas:

  • Use It As A Storage Cupboard

What better way to make the most out of your under the stairs space then by using if for storage. Everyone could do with more storage space in the home whether we realise it or not and your under the stairs space is one that can be used very effectively.

One way to use it is via closed storage will pull out drawers – this works well if you want to keep things hidden away. Or instead of drawers you could shelves to fill up this space. Both ways work just as well due to the fact that the cubes for each drawer or shelve utilises this space fully and keeps everything looking tidy. And don’t get put off thinking that you’d never find a storage solution to fit such an awkward space. This handy design wizard will help you find the perfect shelving solution to match your under the stairs space!

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  • Use As Small Home Office

One great idea is to convert your lost under the stairs space into another room of the house. How about a home office? Not only will this look fabulous but it can also change the way a home functions. It’s a fantastic way to create an office area without having to use a whole other room. This space could be ideal for housing all your official documents or could even be made into a homework area for the kids if they don’t already have one. If you want to do this on a budget however, don’t worry about the fitted furniture, a simple desk with some shelves in place would work just as well.

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  • Reading Nook For The Kids

Due to the fact that this space is very deep and quiet, it would be perfect for a little get away. If you’ve been looking for a way to encourage your kids to read – then what better way than creating an ideal cosy spot for them to be inspired. Create a little reading nook under the stairs and decorate it with your kids’ favourite things. This will be the perfect cosy space for your kids to kick back and relax!

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  • Use The Stairs Themselves!

This has got to be one of our favourite ideas – you can’t get any more creative than this. Some homes may not have direct access to the under the stairs so here is an in genius solution instead – use your stairs as drawers themselves. This is a relatively simple way to get accessible space out of your staircase. We all have those odd items that we want to be kept hidden away, and what better place to hide them away then somewhere you’d least expect anything to be.

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As you can see there really are so many different tiny spaces in our home that have more storage opportunity than we realise! So what are you waiting for? Why not turn your under the stairs space into a space you can be proud of!

By Tony Fitz-Costa – Check me out on Google+.

Shelfstore is a system of creating furniture, shelving and storage solutions around your ideas – in any size, and to fit your space.

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