Creating storage under your stairs is a great way to minimize clutter and to add more storage to the home. There are several ways in which a staircase can be transformed into added storage space, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is easy!
Some homes already come with storage closets under the stairs. This is a great way to hide away the holiday decorations or other items that you tend to use every once in a while. But those who don’t already have that space built in, there are other ways to create the storage you desire.
Steps with Storage
You can turn each step into a covered little storage unit. If your stairs are hollow, you can utilize the step itself as the lid to the little storage area. With a few simple modifications, each step act as a drawer. These little storage units add a ton of space for hiding books, toys and other smaller knickknacks around the home.
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Hideaway Storage Units
You can add extra storage space by creating a well-planned cabinet area underneath the staircase. This can include several pullout storage units or cabinets that are each covered with a hinged door, and will take thorough planning to make sure that all of the units’ sizes coincide and create a wall when all the doors are closed.
By adding doors beneath the hollowed out stairwell, you can create more hideaway storage. Simply press the doors to allow them to open up to several stacked drawers that sit behind each individual door. Each door can have upwards of 5 drawers if you plan it out right.
Not only do floating stairs add a modern appeal to your home, but it allows you to utilize the space underneath them as if that space is part of the home. When there are no walls or partitions in your way, it is easy to design the home with the space included.
Small Reading Nook
By adding bench seating and shelves underneath the stairs, you can create a cozy little reading nook. This happens to be a favorite addition to many homes and it isn’t difficult to create. You can even add a light to brighten up the area for reading!
There are many wonderful ways to enhance the unused space underneath the stairs. By getting creative or hiring an architect or home storage professional if the budget calls for it, you can add more storage space to your home with ease.