Space beneath the staircase is fitted with a desk for a simple work space. Mounted wall art with brilliant, bold color pops against the white walls and neutral tones of the space. Glossy neutral tile reflects the light for a glowing finish.
Natural light highlights the bright white walls in this modern room. Red chairs surround a thin, circular dining table under a polished black pendant light. The open design joins the dining area with the living room, which features a thick white sofa. Light hardwood floors match the stairs and window frame, making for a cohesive look throughout the space.
The addition of this staircase in the dining room adds access to the master suite of this renovated 1920s bungalow. The space under the staircase makes a perfect spot for a built-in closet, while the home's original window provides nice, natural light to the dining area.
As seen on season 1 of Tiny Luxury, a custom-built leather sofa is the focal point of this cozy tiny living room. The space also features hardwood floors, industrial sconce light fixtures and tons of extra storage under the stairs.
As seen on HGTV Design Star, Kellie Clements takes on the weird nook under the stairs in the bonus room. Since there's only one window in the space, she designs a stylish seating and reading area around it to encourage people to get to the natural light. Judge Vern Yip considers this is a phenomenal room, saying, "Just because you have a small space doesn't mean you can't do big design." The square green cushions provide unique seating and a great touch of color.
You’ve seen them in magazines and on TV, no doubt — built-in coffee bars complete with a sink, fridge and lighted shelving, like this one that Lisa Robazza designed “to utilize an awkward space under a stair in a small kitchen for a client who entertains often.” All those pricey perks are nice, for sure, but you can get the same effect for free. Just reorganize a corner of your kitchen (ideally a spot near your sink) so that all your coffee-making supplies are together: The machine on the counter, mugs or cups in a cabinet above, and filters, pods or grounds in a drawer underneath.