In the present scenario where you have to pay per unit area for a residential or commercial space, each and every inch is valuable. Especially in home interiors, it is crucial that all spaces are put to the best use. All spaces in your house should have a purpose. Often many spaces in our house are not given proper attention. One of such areas is the space under stairs. This space is frequently deemed unusable and is not taken care of while designing the house. The fact is that the space under stairs can be conveniently used for a variety of purposes. Let’s discuss a few ideas for under stairs space utilization.
Storage cabinets under stairs
The most obvious way to utilize the space under stairs is by creating storage cabinets or cupboards. This is probably a widely adopted method for using the space under stairs. The size of the cabinets can be decided based on the available space and your needs. You will be amazed to find that the space under stairs provide far more storage than it appears to. You can also split this space into two longitudinally i.e. along the stairs and use it as storage for two different rooms. For e.g. if the staircase is part of the living room and adjoins the bedroom, half of it can be used for living room storage and the other half can be used as cupboards for the bedroom.
Bookshelf or showcase under stairs
Contrary to hiding the space under stairs by closed cabinets, you can flaunt it by creating a bookshelf or open showcase. This works best if your staircase is adjoining the living or dining room. Create a customized shelf fitting the under stairs space and use it for displaying books, antiques, showpieces, etc. This is one of the most aesthetic ways of using the space under stairs. Moreover, it saves you valuable space in the living or dining room which can be utilized for other purposes.
Workspace under stairs
You can use the space under stairs as an open workspace. Create a few shelves to keep books and folders and incorporate a workstation which can be conveniently used as a home study. This works great if you can design the staircase such that the under stairs space becomes a part of the kid’s bedroom. This space can provide a cozy corner for kid’s study.
Garden under stairs
A magnificent way to adorn the space under stairs is by incorporating an indoor garden. A garden is a great way of bringing nature to your home and the space under stairs can be well utilized for a beautiful garden. A bunch of ornamental potted plants floored with sand, stone and pebbles lend a refreshing touch to the home interiors. You can make the garden more attractive by installing hidden lights to draw attention. A small fountain or indoor waterfall can enrich your experience, and make the space under stairs a center of attraction. Another wonderful option to enliven the under stairs space is an aquarium. It would be extremely appealing to kids.
Parking under stairs
Design and place the stairs in such a manner that the space below it can be used to park two-wheeler, cycle or car. This is a great way to utilize this space as parking requires less ceiling height.
Room under stairs- Bathroom, Kitchen or Study room under stairs
Utilize the under stairs space as a regular part of a larger room. For e.g. in bathrooms, the under stairs space can house the countertop area or can accommodate storage. A kitchen can also take advantage of the under stairs space. The kitchen worktop can be installed under the stairs and used conveniently. The under stairs space can also be easily extended to a study room. A workstation under the stairs can handily provide ample space. So, treat the under stairs space as a regular space with limited height and you would find that it can be put to a lot of use.