Nifty·Posted on Dec 31, 201427 Genius Ways To Use The Space Under Your StairsBecause stairs take up a lot of space.by Julie GersteinBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Julie Gerstein / BuzzFeed.com 1. Create a special spot for all your precious books. highviewart.com 2. Or a hidden coat closet. Avar Furniture 3. Too many towels? Build slide out drawers for extra storage. chiswickwoodworking.co.uk chiswickwoodworking.co.uk 4. Or tiered shelves that mirror your steps. quora.com 5. No time for built-ins? Stack shelves or a credenza under your stairs for a sleek look. highviewart.com 6. Create a sweet area for coveted keepsakes and photos. wrenster.com 7. Or perfect little cubby holes for everyone in your family. blog.irisinteriors.net 8. Hang a few bike racks and free up crucial floor space. houzz.com 9. Fancy a drink? Install a custom bar. Porebski Architects / Via houzz.com 10. Use wicker baskets to store all your crap. Structures Building, Inc. 11. Create a secret spot to squirrel away your booze. Smith & Vansant Architects PC 12. Drowning in wine bottles? Asymmetrical shelves will do the storage trick for you. Freddy Hill of Bomb Factory / Via House Crashers 13. Maybe you need a book nook. Handwerk Interiors / Via houzz.com 14. Flat file shelves are great for storing artwork or important papers. Scrafano Architects / Via houzz.com 15. How about some mirrored doors? HP Rovinelli Architects / Via houzz.com 16. Or some drawers in the stairs themselves? Henarise Pty Ltd onekindesign.com 17. Maybe some cool abstract cut outs are more your speed. Kerr Construction 18. Fit vintage crates in the underused areas. beyondbeige.com 19. Keep your TV in a special spot. houzz.com 20. Create a special sitting area. onekindesign.com 21. Or a cozy reading nook. floatproject.org 22. Or even a workspace. onekindesign.com myinteriordesign.it 23. Not enough privacy? Build out a secret room! onekindesign.com Only slightly creepy. 24. Or a cute kid-sized playroom. Von Fitz Design / Via houzz.com 25. What about a ~secret~ bathroom? floatproject.org Not too shabby! 26. Or some extra counter space in your kitchen? floatproject.org 27. Here's a little window seat that snuck in under the stairs. m-architecture.com Whatever you do, keep it interesting! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF minigif.tumblr.com Want awesome DIY tips in your inbox four times a week? Sign up for the BuzzFeed DIY newsletter!