Finding Ways To Keep Up With Houses

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 work you can turn that space into a surprise.

Need more closet space? The space under the stairs in your house can become your kid’s room. May be it is currently a place for other crap and toys. The first step is to remove all the junk, place old shelves on the sides along one wall that she can place her shoes on top of and inside of and above that hung a vented wire shelf . It is possible to hang clothes that are longer and her dresses on hangers and put her folded jeans and 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 them. This should double the closet space inside her room.

You may turn this space into a coat, umbrella, shoe cupboard if the space under the stairs is centrally located in the house. The secret is to keep the space organized with baskets, shelves and hanging rods.

Kid’s Playroom: Kids love to get back in spaces that they think nobody else can access and will play there for hours. Additionally, you can line the inside of the space that the small ones can draw on with markers.

Computer and Electronics charging station: This is an excellent place to have a charging station for all your electronic gadgets like IPods, phones, and to keep the handheld games. 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 a wonderful place to maintain the family calendar and a board to keep everyone organized. This works if the space under the stairs is centrally located in the kitchen, dining room or foyer area. The distance will have to be well 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 that you have sufficient lighting. You may install cork to be used as a bulletin board. You are able to make the most of the distance by hanging baskets on the walls on each side.

Hopefully, these ideas will allow You to maximize your home’s Space by using this often-overlooked area below the stairway – each square foot counts.