In a lot of homes, at the end of the staircase there’s a wall that meets the stair treads and behind it is extra storage space in the form of a closet or shelving. Against a stairwell, the no fail accent is a console table or bench but let’s say there’s an empty space under the stairs and you’re looking to fill it with something less predictable.
We’ve all seen art displayed on the wall above the stairs, but this example is a refreshing twist – use the small niche under the stairs to display a gallery wall and suspend cube shelving adds both style and storage to this triangular shaped space.
Create a Conversation Zone
Pull up a banquette or pair of chairs if the space under your staircase is open like these, paired with a table you’ll create an inviting spot to sit and chat.
Make a Mini Mud Room
Every home needs a place to hang your hat, that niche under the stairs can be utilized to house coats, umbrellas, rain boots, all those layers you’ll need when you’re headed out the door.
Create a Reading Nook
How about a place to curl up and read a book or catch up on the news on your tablet?
Add a Pet Lounge
Your pooch needs a place to lounge too, corralled or not, that space under the stairs is a perfect small space for their use.
Install a Home Office
You don’t need more than a few square feet to create a home office so look to that triangular niche as a place to create one in your home.
Add a Beverage Center
Ideal for basement levels, the little niche under the stairs is a great spot for a mini kitchen or wet bar so guests avoid a trip upstairs for a beverage.
Clever solutions, aren’t they?