Reclaiming Unused House 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 surprise.
Want more space? The space under the stairs in your house can become your kid’s room. May be it is currently a place for other crap and toys. The initial step is to eliminate all of the crap, place shelves on the sides of the wall that she can place her shoes atop of and inside 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. Then put little hooks down the wall which to hang bags and belts. Alternatively, hang a cord so she can reach it. This should double the closet space inside her room.
This space may turn into a coat, umbrella, shoe closet in the event the space is centrally located in the home. The secret is to keep distance with organized 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.
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. 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 an excellent place to maintain a white board and your family calendar to keep everyone busy. 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 can work if you only need a small area such as the width of the stairway – install a counter-top the width of the stairway where the office chair can slide under whenever it is not being used by you. 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 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.