Do you wish that your home had more storage in it? One way to create storage space without adding to the square footage of your home is by creating it underneath of staircases. Far too often, people waste this space by leaving it empty simply because they aren’t quite sure how to utilize it.
Here are a few simple ways to maximize space under staircases to give yourself the storage you need.
Build a custom bookcase.
If you have a large bookcase filled with books located somewhere in your home or if you have books crammed into boxes that are stored in your basement or attic, you can relocate those books under your stairs and save yourself the storage space elsewhere. Chances are, you won’t need to access the books very often, so even if you have a tight space under your stairs, you will be able to fit the books and get to them on the rare occasion you need them.
Create small closets for each of your family members.
If your stairs are situated near your front door, there’s a good chance your family members will appreciate having small closets underneath of them. Even if they’re very small and only capable of holding a jacket, some shoes, and an umbrella, it will keep the clutter away from the door and make good use of the space underneath the stairs. You will find that these small closets will be very convenient for everyone who uses them.
Hang shelves to store family photos and other knick-knacks.
If the space under your stairs is open, you can use it to display your family photos and other personal items for all to see. Since most stairs are located near an entryway, it will be one of the first things people see when they walk into your home. Taking this approach will clear the photos off your furniture while still allowing you to show them off.
Is it time for you to update the stairs in your home? Acadia Stairs has made doing it easier than ever. We have a wide selection of straight, curved, and spiral staircases that will look great in any home. Call us at 845-765-8600 today to find out how you can install new stairs in yours.