There are typically a few spaces around the house that are underutilized or even ignored. One of them is the area underneath the stairs. A very clever way to maximize its use is by creating custom a storage system but when that doesn’t make sense in the overall context of the home other ideas need to be explored.
A second great option is to put a desk in here. It’s a really great solution if you want a desk in your home but you don’t want to have to dedicate an entire room to this or to put it in the bedroom or in an area where it clashes with the rest of the decor. Here are some inspiring examples of the interior that managed to make the under stairs desk idea work.
12 Under staircase desk space ideas
A stylish two-person desk was placed underneath the stairs that lead to the lower level of this beautiful house from Sydney, Australia designed by studio
The combo looks great in particular thanks to the design of the staircase itself. It has floating stairs with wood treads, a steel frame and glass railings and it looks very lightweight and non-intrusive. Furthermore, the stairs allow the light to filter through them and a nice visual effect is projected onto the wall behind the desk.
Cool space under the stairs
The house is small and thus sacrificing one of the rooms to make a home office was out of the question. Luckily, a
Before and after Nook
This is a little space that used to be a storage nook. It’s found underneath the stairs of a basement and it used to be a mess until it got transformed.
It went from being a cluttered space with items piled on top of each other and then forgotten to becoming a cozy little office with a
Friendly under the stairs office
Part of the major renovation that
Rather than closing off the space underneath and leaving unused the team divided it into two sections. One is a storage space for things like coats, shoes and other various items and one is an open space with a custom floating desk and a few built-in shelves. It has white walls and a simple color palette which helps to make feel less tiny.
Desk cabinet surround
There are many
It’s a perfect spot for a small desk and a chair which were carefully selected to match the overall style of the interior. This is a design by
Stairs and desk combo
In this stylish interior done by
Traditional staircases like this one take up plenty of space and as they ascend the usable area underneath gets bigger and more versatile.
Here you can see this corner space serving as an alcove with an L-shaped desk and even a little window. It has plenty of storage inside all the drawers and both natural and artificial lighting. This doesn’t interfere with the staircase itself.
Remodeling a living room with working space in mind
Something very similar was done here by studio Liv Companies LLC Design. This is part of a remodel meant to transform this basement into a recreation area for gaming and various other activities.
The corner of the room where the space underneath the stairs is the tallest a computer desk was installed with two chairs for cooperative gameplay. This leaves the rest of the room open and give the desk a fixed placement which doesn’t interfere with the rest of the layout.
Kids and craft corner
Laundry room space
Putting a desk underneath the staircase is a great idea if you’re thinking of remodeling the basement. Even if the space is small you can still fit a small desk in here.
Keep things simple with a floating desk and give the walls a makeover while you’re at it. A desk lamp could help create a warm and cozy ambiance. Let this basement by
U shape staircase
U staircases are a bit more challenging because of the shape but the space around them can still be optimized in numerous interesting and clever ways.
This is a really cool design by