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Updated on Aug 31, 2018. Posted on Dec 31, 2014

27 Genius Ways To Use The Space Under Your Stairs

Because stairs take up a lot of space.

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1. Create a special spot for all your precious books.

2. Or a hidden coat closet.

Avar Furniture

3. Too many towels? Build slide out drawers for extra storage.

4. Or tiered shelves that mirror your steps.

5. No time for built-ins? Stack shelves or a credenza under your stairs for a sleek look.

6. Create a sweet area for coveted keepsakes and photos.

7. Or perfect little cubby holes for everyone in your family.

8. Hang a few bike racks and free up crucial floor space.

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

17. Maybe some cool abstract cut outs are more your speed.

Kerr Construction

18. Fit vintage crates in the underused areas.

19. Keep your TV in a special spot.

20. Create a special sitting area.

21. Or a cozy reading nook.

22. Or even a workspace.

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?

27. Here's a little window seat that snuck in under the stairs.

Whatever you do, keep it interesting!

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