Staircases are one of the most common features of homes, but seldom are they used to their fullest potential. Little do homeowners realise the endless possibilities offered by staircases, which can provide a great conjunction of functionality and design if planned properly. In fact, traditional staircases waste a lot of space underneath, and that unused space can be turned into effective storage with just a little bit of careful planning.
Let’s have a look at a few interesting and space-saving staircase designs popular in Perth:
In case your home requires open spaces, you can replace your existing awkward staircase for one with a spiral design. Not only would it modify the overall visual appeal of your interiors, but also impart a chic and modern touch. In addition to that, the spiral design will provide access to space that was previously wasted and also make the area look compact.
Harry Potter Design
This one has been inspired by the living space of Harry Potter – a closet underneath the staircase – in the first book of the series. Of course, adopting this design does not mean that you will have to use it for the same purpose. Rather, you will be benefitted with some additional storage space that you can use for keeping a shoe rack, gardening equipment, home improvement tools or any other useful item. If the space can possibly allow, you may even have a small bathroom built inside it. Otherwise, turn the space into a dog house and gift it to your pooch. Or allow your kids to use it as a tiny playroom. Have a pocket or incognito door installed to keep the closet hidden from sight when it’s not being used.
Stairs Inside Stairs
Do you have a basement? If yes, then may be you also have 2 staircases in different areas. Undoubtedly, they have taken up more floor area than you wanted them to. A prudent thing that you can do is opt for the ‘stairs within stairs’ design to augment your home space. The design will have the basement stairs just underneath the floor stairs. You can easily conceal the basement door with wainscotting, and also install bespoke handrails for enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the place.
If you wish for your home to reach its complete spatial potential, it is important to create new areas for storage and find wasted spaces. Adopting any of the above mentioned designs will definitely help you to do that.