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.
This home cleverly makes use of the awkward space under the stairs by turning it into a bar! Built in shelves of varying lengths neatly fill up the narrow top area; below them, a sink, cabinets, even a mini fridge are ready to get the next cocktail party started.
Sometimes necessity brings about the best and most creative ideas. A shortage of space is an inspiring dilemma with potentially great results. In order to make use of absolutely every available space in her apartment, online lifestyle editor Briana turned the open space under the stairs into a home office. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn.
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.
Although often described as unusable space, underneath the stairs can be used as storage, or even a bathroom. Instead of carving into valuable kitchen square footage, a powder room finds its place under the stairs and out of the way.
A beautifully distressed cabinet perfectly fills the space under the slant of these farmhouse stairs. The green finish pops against the white shiplap walls and warm-tone hardwood flooring. Simple tabletop decor finishes the space.
Let’s face it, there’s no such thing as too much storage. Grab unused space anywhere you can, such as under the stairs. Make it a catch-all closet to hold extra food, cleaning supplies and small appliances.
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.
Maximizing all available space, this home office takes advantage of the extra square footage under the stairs. A minimalist and efficient work area is created with a simple table, pink file cabinet and wire-crate bookcases.