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4 Ideas for the Space Under Stairs

Ideas under stairs

Is the space under stairs in your home giving you grief?

Most homeowners try to maximize all the space in their home.  Of course, you need to use all your square footage in purposeful and decorative ways. So, the little nooks and crannies that seem to be wasted can be more than just an eyesore.  They are very frustrating for homeowners who are set on getting the most out of the space in their home.  At the top of the list of wasted spaces you will find the enclave under your stairs.

Here’s what you can you do to utilize this space:

Under stairs ideas

Top 4 Ideas

½ Bathroom.  The space under your stairs can be an amazing spot to tuck in a half bath for guests to use. It doesn’t take as much space as you might think to make a cozy little bathroom and it adds to both the functionality and the resale value of your home.

If you like this idea, feel free to check out HTP Builders bathroom remodel services.  We would be happy to help you with your project!

Office Nook or Custom Drawers.  Build a desk into the wall and keep room for a chair and you’ll have a usable office space. An office nook is a desirable option because you can customize your desk space to fit the area available and utilize the area.  If the spaces is smaller, custom drawers make sense.  Checkout the beautiful drawers in the picture below.

Library.  With just enough space, you can use that slanted spot under the stairs to building some shelves and a little seating area. Use this as a reading spot or a small library.

Closet or Pantry.  A closet or a pantry is a great option for under the stairs space because it doesn’t require a lot of space.  This is a great DIY option since you can make the space work with store-bought shelves or racks. With the right type of storage built in this won’t just be a crammed space where junk goes but a truly usable room.

Ideas for the space under Stairs

Usable Space

Wanting to keep your household space usable is something we understand at HTP Builders. Whether you have a large home where a space like this is a just an eyesore or a small home where every inch of space made usable can add to your day-to-day life, making the space in your house everything you want and need matters. Here’s to your 2019 projects…. and remember, for remodeling in Seattle, get in touch with HTPB, your local home improvement specialists when you need a bit of project guidance.

About the author

Ken Reusser

Ken Reusser

After taking the reins as part owner and project supervisor for HTP Builders in 2011, Ken began to use his extensive industry knowledge to meet the needs of each individual he works with. He is a certified journeyman carpenter with over 19 years of experience and holds a number of crucial industry certifications.

Ken Reusser’s philosophy is simple: Your project is as much about partnership as it is craftsmanship.