Space in a family home can be at a premium. Staircases cut into precious space in the floor plan leaving a funny shaped leftover nook. Rather than just boxing this up, here are our top 6 fabulous ideas for effective under stair design…

Top 6 Ideas for Under Stair Design

1. Reading Nook

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I love curling up in a snuggly spot and this spot would be perfect! Include room for a cup of tea, a shelf to hold books and ornaments, and a collection of cushions and throws for extra comfort. Also remember to consider lighting.

2. Kids Play Cubby

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How cute is this? What a great idea is an under stair cubby! Perfect for the littlies and super easy to convert to storage as they grow older.

3. Home Office

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With so many of us now needing to work from home, finding that nook for your home office can be tough. That space under the stairs can be transformed with clever planning for a home office or homework space with shelving, cabinets and room for the laptop. Don’t forget to add some plants or flowers to make it feel fresh.

4. Wine Storage

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YES! The juggle is certainly real and we have seen some stunning wine racks or even little rooms built in under stairs! Check out this stunner, don’t we all wish we had this under our stairs?!

5. Euro Laundry

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Photo: Finished Laundry Under Stairs, Hannah

One of our amazing Reno Mums; Hannah, turned the much needed space under her stairs into a laundry. Read here about Hannah’s renovation of her federation semi in Inner-West Sydney.

6. Mud Room / Cloak Room Storage

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We all need storage! Designed with drawers and hooks, the nook under the stairs is perfect to add in mud-room type storage. With seating above shoe storage it offers the perfect spot to get ready, or to unpack the school bags each day.

If you are looking to have something designed and installed in the nook under your stairs then have a chat to one of our local Sydney Cabinet Makers and Joiners in our directory. All are verified and approved as trusted professionals by us.

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