Reclaiming Unused Space.
For many people the space beneath the steps is a place to throw away sports gear, junk, season clothing , or even worse – it is only space not being used for anything.
With a little creativity and a bit of work you can turn that space into a major surprise.
Want more space? The space under the stairway can turn into your daughter’s room. May be it is currently a place for junk and toys. The very first step is to eliminate all of the crap, place shelves on the sides along one wall which she can place her shoes at the top and inside over and of that hung a wire shelf that is vented. You can hang more clothing and her dresses on hangers from the front of the shelf and then place her jeans and additional blankets on the surface of the shelf. Put hooks on which to hang belts and purses on the wall. Alternatively, hang a cord so she can reach them. This should double the closet space inside her room.
You may turn this space into a coat, umbrella, shoe cupboard if the space under the stairs is centrally located in the house. The secret is to keep distance with organized bins, shelves and hanging rods.
Kid’s Playroom: Kids love to get back in spaces that they think nobody else can access and will play there for hours. Additionally, you can line the interior of the space that the small ones can draw on with dry-erase markers.
Electronics and computer charging station: This is an excellent area to have a charging station for all your electronics such as IPods and to maintain the games and keep the handheld games. Just build in the shelves you desire for every cord and receptacles. You might need to hire an electrician for this -you should check the local building 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. Make sure that you have sufficient lighting. You may install cork to be used as a bulletin board. 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 distance by using this area – every square foot counts.