Staircases are a necessity that take up quite a bit of space in a home. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can make the staircase more functional or creative. Here, you'll find a few ideas that you may decide to include in the design of your interior staircase.
Why not transform your staircase into a case of drawers? Each step has lots of space underneath it. Use that space by building drawers into each step. You can store clothing, bedding, shoes, and toys — whatever you need a place for in the drawers.
The only thing to keep in mind as you work to plan the design is the quality of the hardware. If you plan to store heavy items inside the drawers, make sure to invest in the high-quality, durable rails and rollers for the drawers. Opting for less-durable hardware will result in failing drawers, which will look terrible.
Another option is to utilize the space underneath the stairs from the side of the staircase. You can build shelving units, install cabinetry, or build slide-out cubbies that can be used to store all sorts of stuff.
In some homes, this spot is ideal for home entertainment systems – especially in basement game rooms. You can build custom shelving to fit the television and sound system, as well as all of the video game consoles, games, and movies that your family enjoys.
Create yourself a small home office cubby. You can build a desk into the space and run electrical wiring for outlets. This might be the one space that you've needed in your home but haven't found the space to build it.
Kids love to play in playhouses. The cubby under the stairs is the perfect place to set your kids up a little playhouse. Small furniture, a few baskets, some strings of lights and a pile of books is all your little one needs to transform the space under the stairs into a spaceship, castle or cave. What's even better is the kids' messes won't be seen by everyone coming and going from your home each day.
If you still don't know exactly what you want to do with the staircase in your home, talk with your local interior staircase installation service. The professionals will help you find a solution to storage problems or just create a look that you'll enjoy seeing each time you go up and down the stairs.