Reclaiming Unused House Space.
For many people the space beneath the steps is a place to throw away sports gear, junk, season clothing , or even worse – it is only space not being used for anything.
With a little creativity and a bit of work you can turn that space into a surprise.
Want more space? The space under the stairs in your house can become your kid’s room. May be it is currently a place for junk and toys. The very first step is to eliminate all of the crap, place shelves on the sides along one wall which she can place her shoes at the top and inside over and of that hung a wire shelf that is vented. It is possible to hang clothes that are longer and her dresses on hangers and put her folded jeans and blankets on the surface of the shelf. Then put small hooks down the wall on which to hang bags and belts. Alternatively, hang a cord so she can reach it. This should double the closet space inside her room.
This space may turn into a coat, umbrella, shoe closet in the event the space is centrally located in the home. The secret is to keep the space organized with baskets, shelves and hanging rods.
Kid’s Playroom: Kids like to return in spaces that they think nobody else can get and will play there for hours. Additionally, you can line the interior of the space that the small ones can draw on with dry-erase markers.
Computer and Electronics charging station: This is an excellent place to have a charging station for all your electronic gadgets like IPods, phones, and to keep the handheld games. Just build in the shelves you desire for every cord and receptacles. You might need to hire an electrician for this -you should check the local building codes. This is a wonderful place to maintain the family calendar and a board to keep everyone organized. This particularly works when the area is centrally located in the home, such as in the kitchen or foyer room or dining area. The distance will have to be lit.
Home Office Space: This may work if you need a small space the width of the stairway – install a counter-top beneath when you aren’t using it the width of the stairway that your office seat can slide. Ensure you have sufficient lighting. A cork can be installed as a bulletin board to the back of the steps to be used. You are able to make the most of the distance by hanging baskets on the walls on each side.
Hopefully, these ideas will allow You to maximize your home’s Space by using this often-overlooked area below the stairway – each square foot counts.