Do you live in a house or an apartment on two levels? So, consider one of these staircase ideas and save some space! Do you remember Harry Potter’s room at his in-laws’ house in Surrey? The Sorcerer’s Apprentice lived there in a tiny space under the stairs in the Dursleys’ foyer. In the magical world of J. K. Rowling, this mini bedroom is one of the symbols of the horrible treatment inflicted on Harry by these Muggles. But, in real life, the idea of taking advantage of the free space under the stairs of your house is not at all bad. We give you proof of this with a collection of original proposals for the layout of this space.
Arrangement under the stairs: cabinet with bar
The first step in deciding what to do with the space under the stairs in your home is whether you need an additional room or storage area. Often, even if we live in a large house, we would gladly take a little more space to install a large closet or a corner dedicated to a specific activity..
Space arrangement under wooden staircase with work area
An idea that seduces us and that we illustrate with a few examples in this article. Consider the options of mobilizing this space with a bottle storage cabinet, a walk-in closet or cabinet, a bookcase, a reading or working corner, a bar or even a kitchen and toilet..
Arrangement under stairs: work or reading corner at home
Setting up a reading or working area under a staircase is relatively simple and can be done over a weekend. In this case, there is no need to buy new furniture; all you need is a compact desk and a few shelves. This is all you would need to create a quiet work area.
Office idea under sloping staircase
Proceed in the same way to successfully set up a reading space. Place a small, comfortable bench or sofa there. Accompany them with one or two shelves where you can store a mug of hot chocolate or tea. And there you are, you are ready to transport yourself to a magical world thanks to a book !
Arrangement under the stairs: kitchen with bar
Arranging a storage cabinet in the area under the stairs takes a little more effort and preparation. This is because these spaces often have irregular shapes that vary from house to house. Suddenly, it is much more difficult to find furniture that will fit easily into this particular space..
Wall storage idea with open shelves for space arrangement under stairs
So be aware that you may need to order custom storage or get creative and make it yourself. Of course, the same will apply for the creation of a kitchen or a toilet in the same area..
Arrangement under the stairs with open storage
A third option, which is quite simple, is to use this space in your home for the arrangement of open storage, such as a bookcase or shelves. This solution is very easy to achieve with materials found in shops. It will appeal to those who do not necessarily need more space, but would like to display books or works of art.
Wooden cabinet under stairs
This solution is particularly suitable for stairs which are in a living room, in a hallway or in an entrance. Use the space below the steps by installing a bookcase or attach open shelves directly to the wall !
Arrange a bar or a wine cellar in its space under the stairs
Wine lovers and those who like to entertain friends for a drink will love the idea of creating a bar or wine cellar below their stairs. To make a bar, plan a piece of furniture with casters or a sideboard that can fit into the area in question..
Storage tip under the stairs
As for the wine cellar, you would need a suitable bottle storage cabinet. And if you have a large collection, try to find the type of storage that best fits your staircase. You will thus save space for your wine bottles !
And if you fancy a truly impressive cellar, consider a cabinet with doors and a temperature control system. You will thus store your wine bottles like a pro !
Practical storage ideas to optimize space under the stairs
Organizing the space under the stairs is not always an easy task, even if you have the time and the necessary ideas. To give your interior a more organized look, opt for storage with doors. These will disguise the mess and make your home look much more stylish..
Small library under the stairs
Do you still prefer to stick to open furniture? In this case, limit the number of objects you plan to display there. Do not overcrowd the area under the stairs to avoid a messy interior.
Decoration of space under stairs
Are your stairs near the entrance to your house? Save space with coat racks and hooks for your clothes! It is a cheap and practical furniture idea that you can buy or decide to create yourself.
Install a cozy corner for your pet
Do you have a pet ? Give it a cozy corner below the steps of your staircase. Place a basket and some cushions there and invite your dog or cat to sit there. He will love this type of small space, ideal for his afternoon nap !
Arrangement under stairs by Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
Here are some great ideas to save space and take advantage of empty corners below your staircase. For even more interesting and practical furnishing solutions, discover the entire gallery of original proposals for choosing how to transform the area under your staircase:
Layout of a home work area under the stairs
Design idea for the space under the stairs: exhibit design objects
Arrangement under stairs and space saving cabinet for storage
Set up a reading corner in the space under the stairs
Design idea under the wooden staircase of a contemporary house
Space under the stairs and bottle rack
Furniture under stairs and work desk
Furniture under stairs and home office
Arrangement under the stairs with bookcase
Work area under the stairs
Idea of storage furniture for space under stairs
Design ideas for space under the stairs
Office idea under stairs
Design idea under the stairs in a living room