It seems there is never enough storage in any home, but sometimes there are storage opportunities hiding, quite literally, underfoot. Take the space under your staircase for example. While it seems like a strangely shaped area, don’t underestimate its potential for some awesome storage space. Check out these fun and creative ways to use this unique space.
Where do you store those coolers, sleeping bags, bulky toys or folding chairs when you’re not using them? Under the stairs, of course! You can custom design the size and shape of your cubby holes to make it fit your stuff the best. Just a few 2x4s and some plywood and you’re done!
The Perfect Pantry
“There’s plenty of room in my pantry,” said no one ever. Use your under the staircase space to expand your existing pantry or add an additional pantry. Now you can stock up on canned goods, dry goods and more without feeling like your pantry is cramped and overcrowded.
Make a Reading Nook
If you’ve already got plenty of room for books, but would like a cozy little space to snuggle up with one, a below-the-stairs book nook is the perfect idea. Similar to a bench in a bay window, you can elevate the seating and pile on the pillows and blankets for a comfy spot for solitude.
Create a Wine Cellar
If you’ve always wanted a wine cellar, you can create your own miniature wine cellar, right on the ground floor. With clear glass and latticed shelves, the space below your stairs can hold hundreds of bottles of wine just waiting for your next party.
A Home Office
Who couldn’t use a place for all of the schoolwork, mail, coupons, bills and more that pour into your kitchen? Unused space under the steps is the ideal solution. Just add a few cabinets, a desk or countertop and some shelves and the clutter on your kitchen counters is gone!