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Creative Under stair Projects: Creative ways to use that space under the stairs!

Updated: Sep 12, 2023


The space under stairs often goes overlooked and under utilized, but with some imagination and creativity, it can be transformed into a functional and aesthetically pleasing addition to your home. Let's explore unique and innovative ways to make the most of this underutilized and often wondered about area.

Small wine room under the stairs in media room
Cedar lined under stair Wine Storage- wine bar

1. Wine Storage: Shocking, I know.

Embrace the classic charm of wine storage under the stairs. Install wine racks and a temperature-controlled unit to create a stylish cellar, showcasing your wine collection elegantly. And if you have enough room, you can also add a small tasting table to make it a cozy spot for a fun experience. Be creative!


A cozy reading space under the stairs
AI Reading nook under stairs


2. Reading Nook:

Design a tranquil reading nook by adding a comfortable cushioned bench, soft throw pillows, and built-in bookshelves. This under-stair haven will become your go-to spot for relaxation and immersion in your favorite books. Don't forget a good sconce, a niche for a drink spot and an outlet. Perfect for a cozy getaway.




Dog house under the stairs
Dog house built under the stairs



3. Dog House:

For pet owners, a creative way to transform the area under the stairs into a delightful dog house. Incorporate a cozy bed, storage for toys and treats, and personalize it with your furry friend’s name or some paw-print decals. If your near a door, add hooks for leash, rain coat and doggy bag storage.


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AI generated home office under the stairs with a desk, chair and shelves
Home office under the stairs

4. Home Office:

Create a dedicated home office under the stairs to establish a private workspace that’s perfect for focused tasks. Add a desk, shelves, and organizers to keep your work essentials in order without taking up valuable floor space elsewhere in your home. Incorporate lighting and an outlet with USB. If you have the space for a proper desk, think about adding a Docking Drawer outlet to keep the flat surfaces clear of cord clutter!


indoor herb harden under the stairs with pots
AI garden under stairs

5. Indoor Garden:

Experience the joy of nature indoors by crafting a beautiful indoor garden beneath the stairs. Hang planters, install shelves, and choose greenery that thrives in low-light conditions to breathe life into this cozy corner. Daylight needed, of course. Or you could look into the many indoor garden appliances that are hitting the US markets! A more fun and affordable option is this one!


Little girl reading a book with fairy lights under the stairs
AI kids nook under the stairs



6. Kids’ Hideout:

Enchant your little ones with a magical kids’ hideout under the stairs. Use playful decorations, soft cushions, and twinkling lights to create an imaginative space where they can play, read, or simply let their creativity soar. Think about incorporating frames that are easy to open so your small artists can change out their masterpieces as often as they feel inspired!




craft area with shelves under the stairs
AI Craft nook under the stairs


7. Craft Corner:

If you love crafting, the space under the stairs can be transformed into a dedicated craft corner. Add a foldable table, storage bins for supplies, and a pegboard to keep your crafting tools neatly organized. Small scale crafting here.....not for those who require an entire room! Haha.... A creative way to BE creative ;-)







display shelves with lighting under the stairs
AI Display your travel treasures


8. Display Showcase:

Showcase your prized possessions and mementos in a stunning display showcase. Install glass shelves and LED lighting to highlight your collection of figurines, souvenirs, or family heirlooms. An unexpected moment that brings you joy.







The space under the stairs holds untapped potential for creativity and functionality in your home. You can craft an exceptional space that reflects you and passions. Let your imagination take over, and turn this often-underutilized area into a captivating and cherished part of your home that will bring you joy. Create an "unexpected moment".


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