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Ideas for Under the Stairs
In many homes, there are spaces that are awkwardly shaped and yet, would offer a lot of usable space – if only there was a solution to making the most of the angles and the small spaces within it.
Under the stairs is a prime example, in any home with a staircase, there is a triangular space that can be useful. But if you are doing nothing more than hiding the vacuum away in this space, you need these tips for getting more from under the stairs space…
Bespoke storage solutions
Staircases tend to be situated in the hallway, a transitory area of the home. Everyone from the cat to the kids to the adults passes through this space several times a day – on their way out, on their way in, going upstairs and back down again.
A busy space needs storage and when a console table won’t do, you need to turn to the under the stairs area.
With our help, it can become a bespoke storage centre, the place where shoes CAN be found…
Where there is somewhere for:
- and the school bags
- the umbrellas
- and the boots and shoes
- the dog leads
- and more.
Better still, they will all have their place, with no stored item being inaccessible. And, there can be individual spaces too for each person in your home!
Hang the bike
For other people, it may be a lack of exterior storage space that impacts on the interior of their home. If you commute or enjoy cycling for pleasure, somewhere to keep your prized wheels is essential.
There are all kinds of solutions and with the latest innovation for securely ‘hanging’ your bike at an angle under the stairs, it could be the safest place for your bike.
Your own art gallery
Kids painting, your own artistic offering, coupled with keepsakes and family photos are all sweet additions to your home but… where to put them?
The under the stairs space is ideal as a personal family art gallery. Create a cubed display unit that fits exactly, and cluster photos together, along with arty offerings from the children.
Yes, really! We researched online when someone suggested this and yes, there are stunning examples of a small bar under the stairs. Perfect for people who entertain regularly, it can be the refreshment centre where everyone flocks.
But don’t think optics on the wall; think custom made bar area that is shut away to give a streamlined appearance when not in use.
Don’t fancy a bar? How about your own wine cellar instead?
The library or Zen Corner
We’ve looked at this idea too and loved it. In some homes, the under stairs space is quite large and with some clever joinery, padding and upholstery, you could create a library or ‘zen area’ where you can cuddle up with a good book.
Which of these ideas do you like? Why not call our design team to see how we can help?