4 Ways to Utilize the Space Under the Stairs May 18th, 2016 With home prices in the San Diego area soaring, it is important that every homeowner gets the most “bang for their buck.” Getting a great value means taking advantage of every bit of possible space for storage or daily use. Since few area homes have basements, recreation areas or extra bedrooms and closet space is likely at a premium, this may mean getting creative. Have you ever considered the space that is “lost” under your stairs? In many homes, this is an empty area that could be prime storage space or help you fill another need in your life—when properly utilized. We’ve put together four ways you can take advantage of this space and improve your home and family’s living situation. Pullouts Pullout shelving can be one of the best uses of this “lost space” under your stairs. It is not difficult to install shelving that slides out from the wall that you can use when you need it. The best thing about this type of storage is that when it is put away, it doesn’t look like there is anything stashed away at all. Choosing pull out storage can be an excellent choice if you are hesitant about utilizing under-stair storage. Bookshelves For the homeowner who always needs someplace to stash a book (or a few dozen), installing custom bookshelves under the stairs just makes sense. One of the best things about this option is that it can be aesthetically pleasing as well as storage-friendly. Home Office A home office under the stairs? Yep—it’s possible. You may not have a huge space, but if you just need a little room to work at, you could create a cozy nook to get away from it all. The best part about this is that your paperwork and office “junk” will no longer be cluttering up the kitchen table. Wine Crates While you may not need a full staircase-sized wine rack, wine crates can be an eclectic choice to use for shelving in your under-staircase area. Sure, you can stow your wine, but you can also use the racks to hold umbrellas, school papers and other odds and ends that don’t seem to have a place anywhere else. If you would like to take advantage of YOUR space under the stairs, or improve your home’s utilization of space in other ways, you don’t have to do the work alone. Contact Lars Remodeling in San Diego. We are remodeling and renovation experts who can help you come up with creative solutions to your storage dilemmas. Give us a call or contact us online to learn more about what we can do for you!