Commonly, home staircases have an empty area under stairs although some of home owners block or close the empty area with concrete and they decorate the under stairs wall with some paintings or placing a small table nearby. It depends on the condition and how the staircase is situated.
The available space and shape are varies. If the space are is big enough, we can place a table set and use it as a reading nook. But in general the space is always small and the most attractive thing is to utilize it as shelves.
Under Stairs Shelves can be utilized for storing our books, displaying home accessories or ornaments, shoes, bags, or for placing a TV if it is possible.
The under stairs shelves design is to be adjusted accordingly based on the shape of area under the stairs. If you think to buy a ready shelf, maybe you will not find it anywhere. We have to order a custom designed shelves to fit properly into the area.
Design the under stairs shelves with minimalist or contemporary style yet functional. Shelves for books for example, it will look stylish and modern to be placed under the stairs. Another idea is to make the under stairs shelves for storing our clothes. This case, each stairs have function like drawers.
Actually, it depends on what we need the under stairs to be. If the area is big enough, we can place a small sofa and bookshelves under the stairs. Some people uses the under stairs shelves for placing home ornaments decorated with some spotlights.
Don’t be in hurry when designing the under stairs shelves. It is one time installation. Regarding the design of the under stairs shelves, in general, we have to two types, open shelves and closed shelves. If you need your home looks neat and clean or you don’t want anyone see what you have stored, then design a closed shelves.
Another idea is by designing buffet and shelves combination. The buffet consist of some drawers so that you can store some stuffs that you don’t want them to be displayed and above the buffet you can display some ornaments or placing some books.
Ask your carpenters for more and practical under stairs shelves idea. Tell them what you need and let them design it first to get your final approval.