The area under your stairs might be small or substantial. Either way, thanks to the “wizarding” world of Harry Potter, that area has likely become a space of interest to your kids. In the story, Harry’s horrid muggle family confines him into this space as a prison cell-like bedroom. We do not recommend this. However, there are some much more magical under stairs closet ideas that we do recommend that your kids will love! With a little creativity, you can turn this unused space into a special place just for your kids to play, use their imagination, learn, and, yes, maybe even pretend to be Harry Potter himself.
Here are five super fun and creative under stairs closet ideas that your kids will love!
Are you tired of your stylishly decorated living room looking like a daycare? One of the most functional under stairs closet ideas your kids (and you!) will love is to turn that space into a designated play area. Not only will this keep a majority of toys and playthings out of your living room, but your kiddo will enjoy having a special place to play that’s all their own.
Not too worried about toys in the living room? You can still turn this space into a separate playroom for your kids that’s extra magical and sparks their imagination. With a little creativity, you can turn this space under the stairs into a:
Maybe you don’t mind your living room doubling as a playroom. But maybe you need extra space to store all those toys to keep things tidy or to keep things presentable when you’re hosting guests in your home. If so, one of the most simple and convenient under stairs closet ideas is to use that space as a storage closet for toys. It is easily accessible for your kids to grab the toys they want to play with and, more importantly, put them away after. Optimize this space with small space storage hacks to keep everything tidy and efficient.
Is your kid an avid video gamer? If so, one of the under stairs closet ideas they’re sure to be excited about is to turn that space into the ultimate gaming room.
Creating a gaming space in the area under your stairs doesn’t need to be complicated. Simply outfit the space with a television, preferred gaming console(s) and remotes, storage or shelves for all their favorite games, something comfy for them (and their friends!) to sit on, and, of course, a small table or surface for snacks. And that’s it!
Not only will your kid love settling into their personal gaming paradise to get the bad guys, but you’ll love not having to fight for screen time when you’re ready to relax in your living room and binge your shows on Netflix.
If your kid is more of a reader than a gamer, the under stairs closet idea that will thrill them most is to turn it into their own personal reading nook.
Create a reading oasis for your little one to snuggle into while their mind takes them on a journey with a story. Surround the room with shelves full of their favorite books (with room to keep adding more!), along with lighting that keeps their eyes from straining and creates a cozy atmosphere. Add a bench or a chair with plenty of cushions to snuggle into to keep them comfy through each passing chapter. And don’t forget a side table for snacks and maybe a mug of hot cocoa to warm them up while reading on those chilly wintery nights.
Getting the right amount of quality sleep is essential to our health, productivity, and overall well-being. However, getting proper sleep is a struggle for many people. For many, ensuring a good night’s rest requires a winding down routine, and maintaining your bedroom for sleeping only. Keeping all work, email-checking, and any screen time outside of the bedroom is highly important for getting good quality sleep once your head hits the pillow. That’s why having a separate home office or workspace apart from your bedroom is crucial, especially if you work from home.
And the same is true for your kids! Don’t send them to their room to do their homework or online classes. Instead, create for them their own “home office” to get school work done in that unused space under the stairs. This under stairs closet idea is especially helpful if your kiddo is easily distracted while doing homework in busier areas of the home like the dining room table. By giving them their own space to get their work done, you can teach them not only good sleeping habits. You also teach them how to begin to maintain a healthy separation of work life and home life in an increasingly online world.
Are you building a custom home and interested in adding one (or some!) of these creative under stairs closet ideas for your kids? At Chadwick Custom Homes, our experts are dedicated to building the perfect custom home of your dreams and use only quality materials and will help make sure your dream home becomes a reality. So why wait? The first step is easy! Give us a call and talk to one of our experts today so we can help get you into your dream forever home as soon as possible!
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