Use of space under stairs

sasysysJune 30, 2008

Just added a second story, the stairs were built outside of my existing family room so as not to use space in the room. The plans called for a wall separating the stairs from the den, but after the framing, I thought this was a great space for open storage like maybe for electronics; i.e. t.v., vcr, dvd player, stereo, etc. The space is 44 inches deep so probably enough space for storage behind also.

Any suggestions on where to look to plan such a unit?

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Jon1270

This forum slants towards "how do I build this?" sorts of questions. If you're looking for a mass-produced item then the furniture forum might be more helpful.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2008 at 12:06PM
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woodchuckcanuck

I'd use it as storage. Use full extension pull out slides and build your shelves to fit. Either leave the face of the shelves open or add a panel to accent the interior decor so that the shelves are hidden from view. Or do something like this http://pipsplate.files.wordpress.com/2006/08/dsc02214.gif

or this
http://unclutterer.com/wp-content/uploads/mt/070531-stairs.jpg

or this
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/46/114269424_7b27625bc3.jpg

Jim

    Bookmark   July 3, 2008 at 3:21PM
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bungalowchris

I just bought this book at Lowes.

Making Room -- Finding space in unexpected places by Wendy A. Jordan

It has an enitre chapter dedicated to ideas for under the stairs. You should try to find it.

Chris

    Bookmark   July 9, 2008 at 1:44PM
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