Expertly Use Up The Dormant Space Under The Stairs Of Your House

The space under the stairs, no matter how little, there is more than one way to put it to practical use. You can restructure it into a place for reading, work or a beauty nap.

The space under your stairs also represents an extra storage space when you need one; so even if you think you don’t have anything to put on, build some shelves and make use of that space. Sooner or later, you will have something to put there.

There are surely more great ways to manage space in the home and now we let you know of some of the inspiring ideas on how to utilize your space.

Home Office

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Many people mostly consider abandoning that space for the kids to play – which is also a good idea in itself. However how many ever thought about using the space under your stairs as a working area? For as long as it’s wide enough, you should place a table there and some small shelves. A laptop or a PC will fit in there without any serious problems. There are two types of office arrangement under the stairs;

The first one is facing the wall, positioned along the steps and the other one is positioned perpendicular. Both types focus on the same thing maximizing the space available under the stairs as good as possible

And if you want to concentrate on your work without anyone distracting your attention you could as well mount a door. Sliding doors would be the best choice because it’s not going to take up a lot of space, but they can be expensive. Swing doors on the other hand may or may not fit or look appealing.

Anyway, with or without doors, perpendicular or not, you can arrange an original home office under your stairs and that’s very good news.

Space under the stairs in the Hallway


The hallway is an intersection from all corners of the house. It’s therefore very busy. This means that this space can be used to store something that has to be at any moment close by.  Depending on what type of situation you are facing and what décor or architecture, that space under your stairs from the hallway can be used to expand your décor or as storage area. It could be make a good store of your special/rarely-used shoes and clothes.  You can live it open or closed with big doors.

The inside compartment can very easily be the extra space for your appliances or sports items.

Space under the stairs in living room


Your living room is a little bit more delicate because it is somewhat stylish and any rough modification will ruin the overall look.

Therefore the space under your stairs should be a part of the entire décor but focused more on functionality because in the end that’s what we want: some extra space. Have ever thought about making a bookshelf under your living rooms stairs?

Well, it is perfect for that space; it’d look great and your favorite books won’t mind.  Decorations also can have their “sanctuary” under the stairs as well as electronic equipment embellishing the entire living room with color and texture.


For those who don’t have a lot of space to play with, that spot can very easily incorporate some appliances, a sink or a stove. Above that you can put all your plates and coffee cups on small shelves, spices as well.

Rack and shelves under the stairs

Obviously the easiest way to arrange the space under the stairs is with shelves and racks. A lot of things can be placed there without the need of heavy furnishing. On shelves you can store almost anything, the only thing that matters is where the stairs are located because different spaces call for different items.

For example on a hallway/ corridor you can very easily store a bike or your kids’ toys but in a living room the shelves under the stairs can only store small objects that are suited for a place like that; books, photos, decorations, vases and so on.

Cabinets with doors under stairs

Recently cabinets came in different shapes, colors and materials to fulfill our need for storage. One thing though, was never attempted, at least until now.  Now that we started this topic we are aware of the unused space under the stairs, so why not build cabinets with doors, locks and handles over there?

Drawers built under stairs

If you care about your things a lot and you want them organized and you don’t really have the necessary space for them mounting multiple drawers under the stairs suddenly becomes a very interesting idea.

Drawers are a little bit more private and you can organize your things better than on shelves, not to mention that on the exterior the entire ensemble of drawers looks really great and adds a bit of sophistication and mystery into the room.

Racks for wine under stairs

If you like wine and you like having a good wine always at hand you can make a special place for it under the stairs

Building a rack for wine is not that complicated and the final product filled with different bottles can serve very well as a decorative element.

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