Reclaiming Unused House Space.
For many people the space beneath the stairs is an area to store extra sports gear, out of season clothing, junk, or worse – it is dead space not being used for whatever.
With a little creativity and a bit of determination you can turn that space into a surprise.
Want more space? The space under the stairs in your home can turn into your daughter’s room. May be it is currently a place for junk and toys. The initial step is to eliminate all of the crap, place shelves on the sides of the wall that she can place her shoes atop of and inside of that hung a wire shelf that is vented. You can hang more clothing and her dresses on hangers from the front of the shelf and then place her jeans and additional blankets on the surface of the shelf. Then put small hooks down the wall on which to hang bags and belts. Alternatively, hang a cord so she can reach it. This should double the cupboard space inside her room.
This space could turn into a coat, umbrella, shoe closet in the event the area is centrally located in the house. The secret is to keep the area arranged with bins, shelves and hanging rods.
Kid’s Playroom: Kids like to return in spaces that they think nobody else can get and will play there for hours. Additionally, you can line the interior of the space that the small ones can draw on with dry-erase markers.
Electronics and computer charging station: It can also be set to keep the games and such, and to have a charging station for all your electronic gadgets and telephones such as IPods. Just build from the shelves you want for every cord to come up through and decent wiring with tagged bins for each item along with the pigeonholes and receptacles. You may want to employ an electrician with this – you’ll need to look at the area building codes. This is an excellent place to maintain a white board and your family calendar to keep everyone busy. This particularly works when the area is centrally located in the home, such as in the kitchen or foyer room or dining area. The distance will have to be lit.
Home Office Space: This can work if you only need a small area such as the width of the stairway – install a counter-top the width of the stairway where the office chair can slide under whenever it is not being used by you. Make sure you have sufficient lighting. You may set up a cork as a bulletin board to the back of the measures to be used. You are able to make the most of the space by hanging baskets that are staggered on the walls on each side.
Hopefully, these ideas will allow you to maximize your home’s distance by using this area – every square foot counts.