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Utilising The Space Under Stairs

15 genius ways to utilise the space under stairs

Heather

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Heather

Last updated Friday 11th October 2019

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Don’t let the space under your stairs go to waste. With some help from your architect, even this area of your home can get the royal treatment. Whether this means some stylish storage solutions, a reading nook, or little haven for your pooch, it’s time you get inspired about stairs!

To help spark your imagination, we’ve searched the web for some of our favourite design ideas…

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Let’s start simple with some stylish shelving solutions. Modern shelving loves spicing up with nooks of varying size, plus in this model the homeowner has opted for a couple of doors. After all, you can’t keep everything neat and display ready!

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What to keep all your clutter under wraps but keep the modern vibe? These drawers, tucked under some gorgeous monochrome steps, could be the answer.

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If your stairs sit by the entryway, it’s always handy to have a place for shoes, coats, and that all-important vacuum cleaner - owners of mud-loving pets and parents to mud loving children know what we’re talking about.

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Want something a little more sophisticated? Nothing says class like an enormous library. The bibliophiles in our office went wide-eyed when they spotted this home render from a group of Malaga designers.

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Perhaps you already have a bookcase to make even a librarian jealous, and what you don’t have is a quiet place to read them. Problem solved, thanks to this cosy little reading nook. Just enough space for you to curl up, or for you and your little one to snuggle up for an afternoon reading adventure.

The only question we do have about this design is… what’s in that tiny little door? A tiny bookshop owner? We hope so.

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Like the idea of a reading nook but want a little more space. In this version, you can really stretch your legs out.

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It’s not just humans that like to have their own getaway. This dog bed (or very spacious and grand cat bed) allows your pooch some precious alone time. Ideal for those dreams of chasing cars, squirrels, and other doggo ambitions.

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What’s that? Your dog deserves better? Well if you really want to go all out, who are we to stop you? Paint them a mural, provide a fake grass drawer and built-in food bowls. Extra-large bed with cushions at either end, why not? Your hound is worth it.

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Alright, now a treat for the parents. You work hard, now it’s time to relax hard with a glass, maybe two glasses, a whole collection of delicious wine. After all, wine cellars are all very well and good, but here you can really show off your boozy sophistication to guests.

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Speaking of guests, if you want to keep them from roaming upstairs unsupervised, installing a downstairs WC is the way to go. Not only that, it saves you a lot of time, should you have children who every few minutes seem to be asking to be taken to loo. And as this classic design shows, you can pack a lot of style into a small space.

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Want something more appealing than another loo? How about a new indoor garden. The rise in the popularity in houseplants means adding more greenery to your home has never been more stylish.

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And if you really, really love plants, you don’t have to be subtle about it. This rock garden, complete with cactuses, is a real home statement. That statement being: I really love spiky plants.

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We’ve talked about spaces for dogs and grown-ups, but how about a place for the kids? Tiny spaces make the perfect play areas for tiny people.

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Or if food is your passion, you could also transform the space into your own little pantry. A good option if your stairs lead off from your kitchen.

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And lastly, if you’re going to afford your stairs redesign, it makes sense that you need a place to work. For any freelancer, what place could be more productive than something like this little home office? It’s stylish but with few distractions, meaning you can power out those emails before lunchtime comes calling.

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