Utilizing under-stair space is not something homeowners usually think of, but it’s worth looking into. What do you typically put in this space anyway? Your coats, shoes, or other things that you just put down after a long day at work. This space is too small to be considered traditional living space, but times are changing, and design is becoming more innovative. People are now more open to non-traditional ideas and different ways of using the extra space in their homes.
So the question is — how to convert under stair space?
A Place to Relax
The reason why you can’t use your under-stair space as a living quarter is because it’s going to be a struggle to stand up because of the slanted ceiling. But do you know what else you can do instead of using it as a living space? A relaxation space. It can be your little nook that you can go to if you want to take a break, drink your coffee or read a book. If you put some pillows and some blankets in this space, you can get comfortable and have some peace.
Secondary Office Space
If you have a primary office space in your house and are looking to have another one, the area under your stairs can be utilized. You can put a desk in it, but one thing to take note of is that it can limit the place you can walk around in your living room area. One advantage of doing this is that if you face your stairs, you can concentrate more because there won’t be any distractions in your line of sight. So, you can use this space if you want to have more focus when you’re working; this is something you can consider doing for your under-stairs area.
If you have furry friends in your household, your under-stair space can be used as a dog kennel. Remember, they won’t have problems fitting in this space, and so, why not use it for them. Just put a dog bed, maybe a door, or some curtains to make it feel homier for your pets. Voila, that setup can be a perfect dog kennel space for them!
Custom Storage Space
To spice things up, one option you can consider is making a bespoke storage space. There are many things on the internet you can search for if you want a different way to utilize your extra space. Over the past few years, custom storage space has been becoming more popular. So you should think about what you want stored, maybe your books or your wine collection, but you have no space for a cellar, the accessories you wish to display instead of stored in drawers? The sky’s the limit. You can either do this yourself or hire a professional organizer, so you won’t have to worry much about how to start and go about it!
Wouldn’t you love to maximize the extra space in your house? Usually, homeowners have much stuff that they just store in a spare room or just throw around the house. Now, there are more fun and exciting ways to utilize your under-stairs space. Maybe it’s good to start by listing the things you need organized and then go from there. The possibilities are endless; you just have to start somewhere. Now go maximize that extra space you have now and get organized at the same time!