It’s generally the case that under stairs storage space is used for nothing other than as a dumping ground for bits and pieces which you don’t want out on view in your home (think your vacuum cleaner and other such cleaning supplies) or perhaps as a place to keep outdoor shoes and hang coats. Whilst this is all well and good for many, a little thought and creativity could see your under stairs storage area transformed into a fantastic space which could be used as a cosy reading corner, a bespoke storage space or even somewhere for the dog to relax. It doesn’t take much thought to come up with a great range of innovative ideas as to how you can use your under stairs space creatively and we want to inspire you to get your thinking caps on and come up with the best ideas as to what would work and what may simply be a dream gone too far!
We recently came across this post from Barbara Genda, a specialist bespoke furniture maker in London, which looks at a number of fantastic creative ideas for doing something a little different with the space under your stairs. To bring you some inspiration to start your own thought process, here’s a summary of some of the fantastic ideas from Barbara’s post:
A Space To Hang Bicycles
Most of us would probably NEVER think of using the space under our stairs to hang bicycles, however the space in most homes is enough to hang at least two from, sometimes three. We don’t all have the luxury of a garage or a shed if we live in a town or city centre and keeping bikes in the house is not only unsightly but inconvenient. Hanging them upside down under the stairs, however, when the idea is suggested to you, makes perfect sense and the idea makes you wish you’d thought of it sooner!
The Creation Of Bespoke Storage
We all have our own unique storage needs and requirements, however it’s often a case of working out which areas of your home can be adapted to meet these. The space under your stairs offers the perfect area to transform into your own bespoke storage solution, regardless of whether that’s as a display space, somewhere to store sports or musical equipment or even as a ladies luxury shoe space! Again, it’s time to get creative here and match your own needs to the space available.
Create A Cosy Reading Nook
The space under your stairs is the perfect area to create your own cosy reading nook, complete with a small bookshelf, coffee table and beanbag. If you love your books, the thought of your own personal space where you can retreat to in an evening and enjoy a good novel under lamplight is magical and it’s another innovative use we’d probably never have thought of ourselves!
The Perfect Home Office
If, like many others, you have the luxury of working from home, why not turn the space under your stairs into a home office? Many of us only need space for a computer and desk and, even in the smallest of under stairs spaces, you’ll easily be able to fit these plus a comfy chair. As with creating a reading nook, this makes perfect use of the space and allows you to retreat to your own office and get the peace and quiet you need to carry out the items on your to-do list.
There’s just a few innovative uses of under stairs storage space which inspired us but how about your own ideas? We’d love to hear them! Why not leave a comment and let us know about your own innovative uses of either under your stairs or other areas you’d typically only see used as a dumping ground!