Reclaiming Unused Space.
For many people the space beneath the stairs is an area to store extra sports gear, out of season clothing, junk, or worse – it is dead space not being used for whatever.
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 home can turn into your daughter’s room. May be it is currently a place for junk 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. It is possible to hang clothes that are longer and her dresses on hangers and put her folded jeans and 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.
This space could turn into a coat, umbrella, shoe closet in the event the area is centrally located in the house. The secret is to keep the space organized with baskets, 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. Likewise, you can line the inside of the space so 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 may want to employ an electrician with this – you’ll need to look at the area building codes. Additionally, this is a great place to maintain the family calendar and a white board to keep everyone busy. This particularly works when the area is centrally located in the home, such as in 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. Ensure you have sufficient lighting. You may set up a cork as a bulletin board to the back of the measures to be used. 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 Space by using this often-overlooked area below the stairway – each square foot counts.