Long neglected, the enormous decorative potential of the staircase space is now being rediscovered and better exploited. Starting with the cupboards, continuing with the little cocooning reading corner, and ending with the office corner or even a kitchen under stairs. Yep, you never thought about it? Yet it is quite possible! Today, we will give you lots of advice and tips to properly arrange the slope under the stairs without overloading it.
Linear kitchen model under straight staircase
Why adopt the kitchen under the stairs ?
The main reason for having a kitchen area under the stairs is often the lack of sufficient space. Popular in small studios with a mezzanine and in any accommodation concerned with wasted space under the slope, this type of kitchen is a great space-saving solution. In fact, a simple walk-in closet, a bookcase or a cupboard under the stairs only offer additional storage space. Arranging a whole kitchen under the stairs allows you to fit a whole nook, even an entire room of your house in this niche with enormous decorative potential. Hence the fairly large scale of the savings made. So, this is also a possible idea in case you want to free up space and offer yourself an additional surface area..
White Scandinavian kitchen under colorful stairwell
What staircase to accommodate a kitchen ?
Then, the choice of installations and furniture to accommodate under the steps would depend on the character and design of the staircase. That is, is it a straight or a quarter-turn staircase? With or without landing? Are there risers? The triangular configuration of the space under the stairs makes it quite difficult to fit out. The downward part of the stairs in particular is often impossible to use, in the absence of a tailor-made solution. We could possibly think of filling it with a trash can, for example, or another utility object. And yet, if you are considering a kitchen cabinet, the most appropriate design would be the low quarter-turn. This would allow, in many cases, the installation of a low prefabricated kitchen cabinet.
Low quarter-turn staircase easily convertible
Is the tailor-made solution the only one possible? ?
Of course, if your goal is to place the kitchen cabinet under the stairs, the “tailor-made” and the “modular” are sometimes the only possible solutions. Hence the need to seek the help of a professional in the trade. He would be able to offer you suitable solutions to exploit every corner of your home. Better yet, it would allow for a design that is not only personalized but also sometimes original and extraordinary. Yes, the unusual configuration of the underside of the stairs requires creative solutions! However, the kitchen cabinet itself is far from the only option that can be converted in this space..
Standard kitchen under high staircase
How to arrange the space under the slope ?
However, to get into the concrete, we give you below some of the most popular design solutions. First of all, take the necessary measures and choose the one that would be best suited to the space you have.
A kitchen cabinet whose cupboards and drawers follow the contours of the staircase. It is the kitchen in particular that requires the highest degree of customization. Usually, the part that slants is the one with unusual shaped storage – triangle or trapezoid. If you decide on a conventional low kitchen cabinet, you could possibly fit in some decorations or shelves. And so much the better if the piece of furniture blends into the staircase or the piece of furniture itself serves as a staircase. Have you never thought about it? Here is an example to show you how it goes.
Kitchen whose steps are kitchen cupboards
A cupboard / kitchen cabinet that we will most often choose sliding for the elegance thanks to which it blends into space. In a kitchen that does not care so much about the lack of space, the sloping cupboard offers the possibility of multiplying the storage space. Because we must admit – additional storage – we always need it. Preferably, we will choose the color of the front of the cupboards so as to associate it with the color of the walls. Thus, its presence will be subtle and minimalist.
Closet under the stairs that blends into the space
Appliances may well find its place under the stairs unless its dimensions allow it. In the upper part, a fridge would, for example, be well built-in. As for the part with small height, on this, the stove is possibly the one that can fit there. To make better use of the space, you could combine household appliances with some storage space.
Shelf and fridge under the stairs – creative idea for under the stairs
Open shelves floating to give lightness to the space. Plus, it’s a great way to add a little decorative touch to the kitchen, by displaying its finest crockery. Very easy to install, the great advantage of shelves is the fact that you can place them wherever you want. They turn out to be minimalist kitchen equipment and very clever to exploit the high space, just below the stairs.
Small vintage kitchen area under staircase with open shelves at the top
The bar under the stairs is a great idea, if you’ve always dreamed of having such a corner in your kitchen. Here is a little extra charm in the kitchen that lovers of cocktails will surely appreciate. The idea is then ideal in case you are used to organizing aperitif evenings. You can still think about displaying your more exotic liquor bottles to reinforce the bar feeling..
Arrange a bar area under the stairs – a design idea to consider
Custom lacquered wood kitchen fitted under white staircase
Modern kitchenette perfectly fitted into a contemporary interior
Built-in cupboards and appliances under the stairs
Wood and stainless steel kitchen with custom storage
Mezzanine kitchen to save space
Removable staircase so as not to have to obey space constraints
Scandinavian white kitchen under Japanese style staircase
Small country gray kitchen under the stairs
Open shelves under wooden staircase
Chic loft space with industrial stairs
Vintage storage units under the stairs with central island