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7 ideas for a storage space under the stairs

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Insufficient storage space in the home not only makes it seem more cluttered and messy, but can also disrupt the harmony, ambiance and aesthetic of a home. However fortunately there are several ways to solve this problem. One of the most effective solutions is to make use of the space under the stairs for storage. Today we would like to share with you some professional interior design ideas by experts from homify India. We have also included links and tags which may be helpful and can give you more ideas or information. We hope you will be inspired to try some of these ideas out in your own home. 

1. Storage space with display shelves

Storage under staircase:  Stairs by Fuze Interiors
Fuze Interiors

Storage under staircase

Fuze Interiors

Storage spaces don't necessarily have to look mundane and boring. Add a few display shelves to make things more interesting. Highlight these little niche shelves with recessed lighting to enhance the decorations for extra effect. This will make the space under your stairs more beautiful and serve a practical function as well. 

2. A mini kitchen

Storage under staircase:  Stairs by Fuze Interiors
Fuze Interiors

Storage under staircase

Fuze Interiors

The space under the stairs is also a great space for a mini kitchen.The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house when it comes to storage. This is because there is usually a lot of things that need to be stored in the kitchen. Sometimes one small kitchen in the house is just not enough, so why not create another one under the stairs? For more inspiration, here are 12 kitchen cabinet storage ideas for modern Indian homes.

3. Expand the kitchen

Storage under staircase:  Stairs by Fuze Interiors
Fuze Interiors

Storage under staircase

Fuze Interiors

Instead of two small kitchens, you could also just have one large kitchen. The space under the stairs can be used to expand your kitchen and make more space for storage. For more inspiration, please refer to our article titled 11 clever kitchen storage ideas for small Indian homes.

4. A decorative cabinet

Cabinets can be decorative even if they don't have display shelves with ornaments. As you can see here, a wooden cabinet with intricate patterns engraved can look very aesthetically pleasing. For more ideas, here are 7 pictures of cabinets and wardrobes for small Indian homes.

5. Bookshelf under the stairs

The space under the stairs is an excellent place for a bookshelf. It also makes it easy to access, especially for the children. However be careful not to place any fragile things which you would not want broken at such a low space if you have children around. 

6. Optimize vertical space

When you make use of the space under the stairs, you also optimize vertical space and this is the best way to save space. The steeper the angle of the stairs, the most space you will have under it, so keep this in mind while designing the staircase. 

7. Be creative with shapes

Shelves don't necessarily have to have rectangular or square niches. They can also have irregular shapes which are more visually interesting, as shown in this exemplary image here. And if you're lacking wall space for all your artwork, you can also create more wall space for art under the stairs. 

We hope you've been inspired. For more ideas like these, please check out create more storage space under the roof.

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