What to do with the space under my stairs?

@Madshadi (9029)
Brussels, Belgium
January 6, 2017 4:12am CST
I have some extra unused space under my stairs which I thought of converting into something usable and nice looking. I am not home now or otherwise I would've shared a picture of that space. It is located between the entrance and the garden, so a book library or an office would not be appropriate. I thought of converting it into shoe cabinet or a place to store cleaning materials. How would you use that space?
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@allknowing (73157)
• India
6 Jan 17
I have converted mine into a room for keeping odds and ends. There is a proper door to it.
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Jan 17
That's sounds like a great idea.
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@allknowing (73157)
• India
6 Jan 17
@Madshadi That space is next to the kitchen and is very useful.
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
6 Jan 17
That sounds like a good place to store a monster. They love living under stairs.
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@jstory07 (72386)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Jan 17
@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Jan 17
Yes they do
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• Calgary, Alberta
6 Jan 17
You can either make a drawer. a book shelf or a bar! Yes a bar!
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Jan 17
Thanks for the photo that looks very nice but the space isn't as big as in the photo. Not that high either.
• United States
7 Jan 17
Hidden storage if you need storage space! =)
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Jan 17
That seems to be the prevailing opinion here. I think it's the best idea for me.
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• United States
7 Jan 17
@Madshadi Can't have enough storage space right? =) Plus when your daughter grows up she'll have lots of toys! You might want to hide the clutter.
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby yeah I haven't thought of that. What am I going to do with all those toys? My father used to trip on mine when I was little
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@Kandae11 (40338)
6 Jan 17
You would have to be careful that whatever you store there doesn't detract from the overall appearance of the area.
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Jan 17
You are right. But if I would to store something there, I would convert it into a cabinet first
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@Kandae11 (40338)
6 Jan 17
@Madshadi That's right.
@egdcltd (7204)
6 Jan 17
This is an interesting idea I came across once.
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Jan 17
Oh that's brilliant! Thanks for taking the time to find the picture. That could definitely work. Since my space is not that wide or high I would need less of those.
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@egdcltd (7204)
6 Jan 17
@Madshadi It's something I want to do myself at some point, but it would require a bit of work sorting out the electricity metre as well. Under-stairs space is hard to use efficiently; you either can't get at stuff or there are large amounts of room left unused.
@JudyEv (141602)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jan 17
Certainly for storage of some sort. It is difficult to have to much storage.
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
7 Jan 17
Yeah storage sounds like the best idea
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@Morleyhunt (19299)
• Canada
6 Jan 17
I have no stairs, but when I did the space under the stairs was used for storage.
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Jan 17
Yes probably the best place to store things if you don't have a basement
@Sreekala (24396)
• India
6 Jan 17
It can be used a storage place for sure. I think you can convert it according to your convenience.
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Jan 17
Yes just want to think it through first
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@jstory07 (72386)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Jan 17
I would store stuff there that I am not using.
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Jan 17
That's what I have been thinking too
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@sishy7 (27592)
• Australia
6 Jan 17
A storage space would be most useful...
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Jan 17
Yes I agree
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@shaynas (5527)
• India
6 Jan 17
I might have used it a secret room for my kid, or may be a cozy sitting space, and if nothing else, a storage area.
@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Jan 17
That's a nice idea. Maybe when my 4 months old is a little bigger.