23 Types of Space-Saving Stairs and Staircase Ideas
23 super cool, fun and clever space-saving stairs and staircase ideas including storage under stairs, bathrooms under stairs, kitchens under stairs, home offices under stairs and much, much more.
There are many different types of space-saving stairs and staircases you can use to save space and/or use space efficiently. The most often sought after are stairs with storage underneath. We feature examples of those below, but there are many other options when it comes to incorporating space-saving stairs in your home.
1. Under Stairs Storage Ideas
There are many clever ways to add storage under stairs. We showcase a nice variety of options and ideas.
c. Firewood storage
d. Wine Storage Under Stairs
Actually under stairs is a good place for a wine cellar. It’s central, looks cool and you can accommodate it with the odd angles you get with any space under staircases. Check it out:
e. Book Storage Under Stairs
Book storage as in bookshelves always look amazing. It’s a great way to not only add storage capacity but to create an attractive space.
f. Kitchen Pantry Storage
Who doesn’t love a kitchen pantry? We love ours. While ours isn’t under the stairs, we can’t imagine not having it. If you need a pantry or want to efficiently use your space, under the stairs can be a viable location.
g. Shelving Under the Stairs
Built-in shelving can look great. Check out this example.
h. Shoe & Clothing Storage
Storing clothes under the stairs isn’t my first choice, but I can see it as a viable storage location for the clothes not in season.
2. Home Offices Under the Stairs
3. Kitchen Under the Stairs
4. Bathroom Under the Stairs
If you can swing it, placing a powder room under the stairs is a great idea. It’s a bit tight, but it’s an efficient way to add a bathroom to your home… and more bathrooms is usually a good thing.
5. Storage Room
6. Reading Nook Under Staircase
7. Beds Under the Stairs
By “bed” as you’ll see below, I mean daybeds or cubby beds which can be good for a nap, reading a book or a place to relax. It’s not a bedroom, although no doubt kids would love to sleep there. Check them out:
8. Stairs as a Bridge Over a Doorway
9. Spiral Staircase
10. Floating Staircase
A no-brainer space-saving stair option is coming up with clever staircase designs that take up very little space. Check out the following examples:
12. Folding Stairs (Attic)
13. Narrow Stairs
14. Bar Under the Stairs
If a home bar is your thing, building a small bar under the stairs isn’t a terrible idea. Stairs are usually built in a central area of the home so the bar will be a central features.
15. Washer and Dryer Under the Stairs
Conceptually, putting a washer and dryer under the stairs is smart. Functionally, I’m not so sure it’s the best use of the space. The problem is you don’t really have much laundry room space and in some cases you need to hunch over to do the laundry. In my view, there are better options.
16. My favorite space-saving stair idea
My favorite of all the above is incorporating floating stairs so that it’s wide open underneath for seating or nice built-in shelving.