Put the space under your staircase to good use

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Put the space under your staircase to good use

What are you doing with the space under your staircase? It’s so easy to either do nothing and leave this area empty or awkwardly pile up boxes and other items that you don’t know where else to put.

Our experts have come up with a few fun ideas that will bring this space to life and ensure it’s encompassed as part of your home décor.

Close it off and create more storage space

By simply adding a wall and door to the open space, you can give yourself some brilliant storage space. Use plywood or MDF to close off the area. You can paint it and add mouldings to ensure that the cupboard fits with the rest of your home.

If you want to be a little bit more intricate, put in some drawers for storage.

Have fun with unusual bookcases

If you’re a family that loves books, then this is the option for you. Use floating shelves or build an entire structure under the stairs to gain plenty of space to put your favourite books on display.

For a more unusual look, extend each step out and use that as your shelf.

Floating shelves under staircase

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Create a little sitting nook

If you have a bigger staircase, then try turning the space into a nice little nook where you or a family member can curl up with a good book. Think comfy seating and proper lighting so that you can read with ease.

Couch under staircase

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