How Many Stairs and what did you do under them?

pattytFebruary 15, 2006

Here is a picture of my stairs into the basement -

when you get to the bottom to the right there is a door into the kids playroom that runs to the back of the staircase where there will be a wall that runs ender the staircase even with the top step...

leaveing that space under the steps usable...

The basement will not have a door at the top of the steps - but rather be completely open - with railings to the first floor...

Depending on where we put the pool table there is a LOT of room down there...

so What did you put under your staircase - or intend to Pictures ??

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formulaross

Storage closet with door.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2006 at 12:34PM
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carriem25

We put a wet bar under our stairs.

We have a bar fridge underneath on the right.

Carrie

    Bookmark   February 15, 2006 at 2:15PM
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samat40

I like both of those ideas, but one suggestion, for the sake of looks, would be to do the little landing like Carrie did in the above picture, to break up the line of the stairs a bit.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2006 at 5:10PM
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pattyt

we will do it with one step at the bottom ;)
I am starting to think out of the box - no reason we can't close the side in the picture and have it open to the kids playroom - with a cubbie unit for storage of toys, etc...
hmmmm....

    Bookmark   February 16, 2006 at 9:14PM
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msafirstein

A friend of mine enclosed the area under the stairs and then slipped in her extra refrigerator opposite the stair landing. It fit perfectly and keep it out of the way.

We have always enclosed this area and used it as closet storage but there is wasted space due to the incline of the stairs. But cubbies are a good idea and I love the wet bar.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2006 at 12:49PM
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legardhome

A couple of houses ago, we had stairs that led straight down like yours and we did a built in entertainment unit for tv, vcr, etc.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2006 at 6:58PM
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bus_driver

The code in my area requires drywall on the underside of the stairs if the area is enclosed- even for storage.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2006 at 5:38PM
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dominogold

We have our under-stairs finished off and use it to store the kids toys. They can throw all their junk in there and close the door and "poof" a clean room.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2006 at 9:55AM
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