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Getting the most out of your under stairs space

Updated: May 17


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At Budget Stairs we spend plenty of time researching the latest trends and sourcing inspiration for our staircase designs. Not only do we appreciate aesthetically pleasing stairs, but we also love seeing people take their staircase designs to the next level – Whether its utilising space and light or working with special materials like stone and cement.


However, one area that tends to get forgotten about when it comes to stairs, is that void space underneath. How do you maximise the space? Can you turn the area into something clever? Here are four unique ideas to get the most out of your under stairs space.

1. Revel in your own reading nook

Imagine curling up with a good book and hot cup of tea in your very own reading nook, tucked away under the staircase – all you need is a comfy armchair and an eye for gorgeous homewares. We love the simplicity of this modern, fresh design and how it almost feels like it's own room.

Image courtesy of: https://blog.modsy.com/style-ideas/decor-inspiration/reading-nook-design-comfy-inspiration/

2. Convert it into a kitchen pantry


If you're someone that likes to cook up a storm in the kitchen then you'll need somewhere to store all your ingredients. A luxurious addition to any home is a walk-in or butlers pantry, so why not build one into your stairs? We're obsessed with this stunning butlers pantry design that has been cleverly designed to sit seamlessly under the staircase.


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3. Style up your own study area


There have definitely been more people working from home of late. If you're limited on space in your home, but need somewhere to do your nine-til-five, then why not use the area under your stairs? Build storage areas, some shelving and a desk – and voila – you have your very own study. We love the boldness of this design and the black finishing is very sleek.

Image courtesy of: https://sobify.com/modern-staircase-with-home-office-study-area-beneath/

4. Win everyone over with your own wine cellar


Consider yourself a wine connoisseur? Why not allocate the space under the stairs to store your Shiraz and Chardonnay? There's plenty of options when it comes to building your own wine racks, but why not take it one step further and build your own cellar? We love this incredible custom design by Sommi Wine Cellars, a US-based business that specialises in developing wine cellars – yes, under stairs too.

Image courtesy of: http://sommiwinecellars.com/blog/under-stair-wine-cellars

It's time to get creative


These are just a handful of ideas – why not build a small playroom area or den for the kids? Install a bookshelf or storage cupboards? We've even seen people convert the space under their stairs into a tiny powder room and a stylish bar. The opportunities are endless and we love everyone's creativity. If you've converted the space under the stairs into something unique, then we'd love to hear from you. Reach out to the Budget Stairs team today.