Monday, February 9, 2015

Fun ideas for the extra space underneath your staircase

Space is a very valuable and expensive commodity. Just look at the rising values of property in the real estate market. So it is ideal that you maximize every square inch of your home to ensure that you make the most of your investment. 

In your home, even “dead spaces” – ones that serve no particular function like the space beneath the staircase, by the bay window, and even attic, can be re-purposed to have more function and value. 

Here are some great, fun ideas to make use of that particular space underneath the staircase. 

1. Reading corner for the kids – Create a cozy nook for your growing children under the staircase for reading or writing. A well sized-desk and chairs can easily do the trick. For something more bohemian-chic, you can drape sheer curtains and place floor pillows and mats. 


2. Home office – For individuals who need their own space to do their work at home, why not set up your computer station or home office here? It’s small and functional, and can easily accommodate a desk for one. 


3. Library and storage – Build shelves underneath the stairs for extra storage space or for your library. You can go with the traditional big sturdy shelves to fill up the space or something more chic as seen in this picture. This is also the perfect place to display family photos and decorative plants.  


4. Bar for entertaining guests – For your convenience, transport your mini-bar from the kitchen to some place closer to where you entertain your guests. A handsome cabinet or rolling cart fitted with all your entertaining needs like liquor, shakers for mixing drinks, plates, utensils and such can be stowed away here. 




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