Harry Potter’s family wasn’t the first to take an under-the-stairs space and transform it into an alternative chamber.
(Never mind the overall state of poor Harry’s home life.)
And if you’re fortunate enough to have your own under-the-stairs unit, why not reassess it and finally procure that extra locale you’ve always longed for?
From personal mini bars to half baths, storage cabinets and beyond, there is no limit to the possibilities to under-stairs ideas. Perhaps you’ve always longed for a peaceful library nook or an extra bedroom for a guest; maybe you’re looking to extend your pantry or household storage capacity. Whatever your reasons and needs, your stairs have provided you with all the help you need. And with a little elbow grease and designer direction, you can enjoy a new addition at a fraction of the cost of most renovations.
Suddenly children’s play rooms and doggy abodes aren’t so frivolous after all, now that you practically have a designated spot waiting to be reimagined. Private office or supply cabinet, you deserve to enjoy every inch of your home and inhabit it to its full potential.
So much of those extras and add-ons we desire in life are really just a matter of creative assessment, of rethinking spaces for the potential we may have overlooked. From the attic to under the stairs, your home can be every bit the manse you’ve always dreamed of.
The next time you find yourself wishing aloud for (fill in the blank), just turn your gaze to under the stairs, roll up your sleeves, and get to work.