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How Many Stairs and what did you do under them?

Posted by pattyt (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 15, 06 at 7:45

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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RE: How Many Stairs and what did you do under them?

Storage closet with door.


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RE: How Many Stairs and what did you do under them?

We put a wet bar under our stairs.

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We have a bar fridge underneath on the right.

Carrie


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RE: How Many Stairs and what did you do under them?

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.


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RE: How Many Stairs and what did you do under them?

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....


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RE: How Many Stairs and what did you do under them?

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.


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RE: How Many Stairs and what did you do under them?

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.


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RE: How Many Stairs and what did you do under them?

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


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RE: How Many Stairs and what did you do under them?

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.


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