10 Genius Uses for Space under your Stairs

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Ever wondered what to do with the wasted space that sits under your staircase? The uses are wide and varied, depending on the space you have, your needs and your overall taste – the Custom Spaces team have come up with 10 genius ideas to make good use of these spaces.

Here’s our line up:

1. Pantry Storage

If your stairs are close by to your kitchen, convert the space with custom built shelves, draws and cupboards. This is a brilliant use of space and extends the size of your overall kitchen.

2. Under stair kitchen
Becoming popular in units and homes that lack space, these cool, compact kitchens are the bomb.  Inserting built-in drawers is another great way to make the most of the tight space.   When choosing to place part of your kitchen under your staircase, the best option will be a kitchen designed as a linear single wall of cabinets.  Then you can use the other saved space to place an island bench if needed.

 Image: Pinterest

Image: Pinterest

3. Seating area for reading & Bookshelves
Perfect for bookworms to curl up and read their latest novel on the comfy custom built lounge.  With your favourite reads right at your finger tips – sit back and enjoy! Fill it with plush pillows and a throw blanket to finish the space off.  

 Image:  Yuyek

Image: Yuyek

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Image: House B&B

 Image: Pinterest

Image: Pinterest

4. Interior garden
Indoor plants have made a huge comeback in the past couple of years. Nature at it’s best, adding to the ambience of a beautifully crafted staircase. Heaven!  And what’s even better is having certain plants inside your home are good for your health, they clean the air.  

5. Winter coat and shoe cupboard
Storage spaces under stairs area a clever way to declutter your home.  Whether you have a traditional or modern house there are many ways to turn the unused space into a functional addition to your house.   Ever wondered where to store all those winter coats and boots?  Instead of having to place them under your bed in storage boxes, they can now be stowed safely under your staircase.  

 Image:  Fresh Home

Image: Fresh Home

 Image:  Yuyek

Image: Yuyek

6. Desk and study nook
Most of us yearn for an extra bedroom or area to have a home office, here is a great way to achieve the office or study nook when space is limited.  Custom Spaces can build custom cabinetry to fit perfectly into your nook.  The shelving above the desk adds that extra storage again for documents and books.  

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7. Shelving to display artwork, vases and glassware

Transforming a wasted space into a perfectly styled gallery that also has functionality.  Adding an enormous amount of texture to your interior design, these under stair shelves are impressive.

 Image:  Homedit

Image: Homedit

 Image:  Yuyek

Image: Yuyek

8. Hanging bike storage
Whether you’re a daily commuter or weekend rider, your bike deserves a spot in your home.  You love your bike as much as coffee so you want a special place for it were she’s safe.  Why not make it into a piece of hanging art – we think these bikes suspended under the stairs is a pretty dope idea. 

 Image:  Houzz

Image: Houzz

9. A wine storage rack
Finding a way to display your extensive collection of fine wines is often a challenge.  Why not transform that wasted space under your staircase into a show stopping wine storage area.   This will blow your guests away at the next dinner party.  You can even go a step further and have custom built temperature controlled fridges with LED lighting.

 Image:  Decoist

Image: Decoist

 Image:  Decoist

Image: Decoist

10. A Furbaby House
A perfect hideout for the furry friend of the house. Tucked away under the stairs you can add carpet, cushions and rugs to make it more cozy.  

For your next under stair project, Email or call Custom Spaces – the Northern Beaches Stairs specialists on 0410 150 756 for an on-site estimate.   


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