powered by
Discussions
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Professionals
Users
Under stairs - wasted space
trinity_12_12
February 19, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I would really appreciate help in trying to figure out what to do with this space under the stairs. The height from ground floor to first landing is only 52 inches (132cm) and the section that has the most head height is against the wall! Not a clever builder. There are no windows. Thank you, much appreciated
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
soberg
To me, the simplest and best is just to do nothing with it and leave it as empty space.
February 19, 2013 at 5:04am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Gabberts Design Studio
You could custom build some drawers, search in the photo area of Houzz...there are a lot of great solutions
February 19, 2013 at 5:09am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Liza Jane Interiors
I would close it in and use for storage or bookshelves. Hard to tell from photo.
February 19, 2013 at 5:12am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
DIAspoton
build in bookshelves foe books or line with attractive baskets for storage
February 19, 2013 at 5:28am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
ASVInteriors
From your image it looks as if both sides of your staircase are open. Can you consider closing up the left bannister with a wall and a door in front (to the left of the stairs). On the other side close the wall. Now you have a storage room.
February 19, 2013 at 5:28am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
trinity_12_12
Thank you everyone for your comments! soberg and J have made me see this space in a different light and instead of 'wasted' it now feels uncluttered and airy :-) so I think I might just leave it as is. @ J, it is an actual photo of the space. Thanks again everyone for your input!
February 19, 2013 at 5:37am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Bonnie
I do like the idea of leaving it empty and enjoying the light airy feeling. On the other hand, if you have small children you could close it in and make a playspace... I have seen pictures on Houzz for this idea.
February 19, 2013 at 5:47am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
decoenthusiaste
I think I'd remove the mirror because it is just increasing the effect of all the bannister! Have you considered color blocking the area? Can't see the rest of your space but some people love color, and even several shades of a neutral color can add interest to the blocks of walls. It can be funky or subtle
Dos Iguanas Residence
Pigeon Creek Residence
Contemporary Kids
Contemporary Kitchen
February 19, 2013 at 5:50am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
violinist3713
You can also build a mini built in office to maximize you office space if you're lacking
February 19, 2013 at 4:19pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
I'm with leaving it empty below, but here's a view of what it will look like if you redo it in wood. It changes the look dramatically. I didn't do it all as it's a lot of work, but this will help you see if in a different light.
February 19, 2013 at 4:44pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
trinity_12_12
Wow! First time I've posted and I'm thrilled with the response! @ Carolyn C, would never have thought of re-doing in wood but what a dramatic change :-) It would create a real feature of the stairs. Love it! @ Bonnie, have a 6 month old grandson so love your idea too. This is my vision, leave it open and colour block as per decoenthusiaste to make a lovely play area for my grandson. Loving this site and all it's creative members :-)
February 19, 2013 at 10:48pm     
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Need help with under stairs space
I'd like to use the space under the stairs but dont...
What can I do with the space under the stair?
Dear All, Last time I got here several good ideas...
Purpose for Space under stairs....
Hello All We have this open space, like a cubby hole....
Need help with space under the stairs
I have a stairway like in the attached plan. Each side...
Awkward Space Solver: Under the Stairs
So everyone with an "upstairs" in their house knows...
More Discussions
Need Advice on Rug Size and Style
I'm in the process of redecorating my family room and...
Let's play with my living room...
Hello,any suggestions for my living , choice of colour,all...
Where are your favourite places to inject colour into a home?
I've been wondering about colour lately. What my...
What colour should I paint this fireplace?
We have this hideous black tile fireplace surround....
Pool table and rug
Would you ever put a pool table on an area rug on a...
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.