How to Get the Most out of the Space Below the Stairs
Whether your stairway is curved or straight, it’s valuable real estate. Here are 10 ways to use it and dress it up.
The area at the bottom of the entryway staircase can be tricky to decorate — or even to put to any practical use. If you have plenty of square footage and money on hand, building a powder room, closet or office might make sense, as long as an adjoining basement staircase doesn’t block your plan. But you don’t have to do a full remodel — or even a renovation at all — to make good use of your plain old staircase space. If you’re not sure what to put there besides a coat hook or chair, here are ideas for making this area pretty and functional.