Reclaiming Unused Space.
For many people the space beneath the stairs is an area to store extra sports gear, out of season clothing, junk, or worse – it is dead space not being used for whatever.
With a little creativity and a bit of work you can turn that space into a major surprise.
Need more closet space? The space under the stairs in your house can become your kid’s room. May be it is currently a place for junk and toys. The first step is to remove all the junk, place old shelves on the sides along one wall that she can place her shoes on top of and inside of and above that hung a vented wire shelf . It is possible to hang clothes and her dresses on hangers from the front of the shelf and then put her jeans and blankets on the shelves. Then put little hooks down the wall which to hang bags and belts. Alternatively, hang a cord so she can reach them. This should double the cupboard space inside her room.
This space could turn into a coat, umbrella, shoe closet in the event the area is centrally located in the house. The secret is to keep the area arranged with bins, shelves and hanging rods.
Kid’s Playroom: Kids like to return in spaces that they think nobody else can get and will play there for hours. Additionally, you can line the inside of the space that the small ones can draw on with markers.
Computer and Electronics charging station: This is an excellent place to have a charging station for all your electronic gadgets like IPods, phones, and to keep the handheld games. Build in the shelves you want for each cord to come up wiring and receptacles. You may need to employ an electrician for this -check with the local area codes. This is a wonderful place to maintain the family calendar and a board to keep everyone organized. This especially works if the space that is under the stairs is centrally located in the house near the kitchen or foyer room or dining area. The distance will have to be well lit.
Home Office Space: This will work if you require a small space like the width of the stairway – put in a counter-top the diameter of the stairway that your office seat can slide beneath when you are not using it. Ensure you have sufficient lighting. You may set up a cork as a bulletin board to the back of the measures to be used. You are able to make the most of the distance by hanging baskets that are staggered on the walls on each side.
Hopefully, these ideas will allow You to maximize your home’s Space by using this often-overlooked area below the stairway – each square foot counts.