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11 Ways To Use Space Under Stairs

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The space under the stairs can be used in numerous ways. From storage to nook designs the under-stairs-space can be used effectively and according to your needs. Here are some ideas on how to use it.

Using Space Under Stairs


Place under stairs is an ultimate storage area. Built-in drawers and shelves allow storing everything from off season clothes to sports equipment and tableware. This area can also be used as hallway storage with built-in coat racks, shoe shelves and other stuff.

Powder Room

If there is enough space under the stairs a powder room could be set there for guests and family. The plumbing issues may arise and careful planning required but in the end there will be a convenient and easily accessible bathroom on the main floor.

Laundry Nook

Want to hide a washing machine from view? Use the space under stairs to create a laundry nook. You can hide the washing machine by hanging a curtain or creating a nook with a door in a staircase.


No spare room for storing a book collection? Use space under the stairs to create a mini home library. Install shelves or bookcase to house your favorite books and you can even add a comfy armchair and enjoy them every day.

Seating Area

Fill in the space under stairs with a cozy nook-like seating area. That awkward corner was greatly filled in with a cozy soft sofa and a cute coffee table.

Home Office

Set up a home office under stairs creating an ultimate working station where piece and quite provides with the right atmosphere for work and mental labour.


Need to set up a spare bed? The space under stairs can be perfect for that providing with sense of an almost enclosed cozy space.

Reading Nook

A cozy reading nook can be created under the stairs providing with privacy and comfort for enjoying favorite book or simply resting after a long day.

Pet House

Create a house for your pet under the stairs. The staircase can be perforated to create an enclosed space for a pet where you can place its bed giving it privacy and some own space.


A kitchen or at least it’s significant part can be extended under the stairs to free up more space in actual kitchen. A refrigerator or an oven can be built into the staircase thus saving space in the kitchen as well as hallway.

TV Set Shelf

Disguise a TV shelf by building it into the staircase. This will create a clean and clutter-free look disguising all the additional devices, cables and other accessories.


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