The staircases have been deemed as one of the greatest ‘wasters’ of space. There often exists a large amount of space under the stairs that if not well used could end up being quite some large amount of wasted space with no relevance. So, what do we do to ensure we exhaust the space under the staircase? What can we creatively do with it to maximize its efficiency and its use? Here are 4 suggestions on how you can exhaust your staircase space.
- Use it as a store
That large amount of space under the stairs can very conclusively act as a storage space for your equipment. The home is often crowded with a lot of items that we barely use and this could be the best place to store them. From equipment used for gardening to cleaning equipment and even items used in any form of home repairs, this is the best place to store them. It is very vital, however, to sort the store properly to prevent any loss or damage to your equipment. Ensure the store is properly arranged and cleaned regularly to just ensure the space does not end up being a store of dirt, dust, and germs as well.
- Use it as a home office
I had barely ever thought of this as an ideal place for an office until the 2020 Corona Virus happened. Then I realized that all one needs to do is make the space comfortable, warm, and convenient for work; and productivity can even be higher than in the office. Depending on the nature of your work, and the equipment you might need in your office, all you need to do is to invest your time in making the space under the stairs as convenient as possible for a work environment.
- Use it as a home for your pet
I don’t know about you, but I love pets. This under stairs space can serve as a perfect home for your furry little friend so they can feel a bit independent and not super smothered with love from you. You just ensure you put into consideration the size of your pet as you design the space into a pet home. Also, while at it, you can decorate both the exterior and interior of the home to make it as comfortable as possible for your furry friend.
- Prayer, Yoga or meditation
If you are a religious person and you pray a lot, then this is a perfect space for you. A gentle retreat point for you to dig deep into prayer without any form of interruption. Also, if you do yoga and love meditation then your understairs space can be your fresh breath from heaven. Whichever activities might require seclusion for you to efficiently do them, then this space might be the best for you to use.
The uses of this space are countless. You can literally turn it into anything. Depending on what you often like to do as a hobby, and the amount of space that is actually under the stairs, and also how much readjustments you might need to make, you can actually turn that space into anything that you want. It’s not that hard, you can do it. One very vital thing to remember is to involve all professionals required. Do not start changing that space into an office on your own and you want to do all the masonry, electrification, and even plumbing on your own. You might end up not only damaging your home but you could end up construction, or ‘making’, a health hazard to all the occupants of the premise.