When you’re working with tight spaces, you gotta make evert inch count. A perfect, often overlooked spot? Under the stairs! When we were living in our first San Francisco loft and its cozy 700 sq feet, our under the stair space was used for our pups (if you want to see how you can evolve your style in 5 years look at this – oy). But our under-the-stairs space was the perfect little doggie bedroom. But you can get incredibly creative and make an oft forgotten spot super usable and super gorgeous. Check out the examples below for proof.

How to Make the Most of Every Corner on apartment 34

How about an impromptu art gallery and a little wall mounted storage? It’s the perfect place to tuck away treasures that make you smile every time you walk by.

How to Make the Most of Every Corner on apartment 34

I love everything about this sophisticated use of under the stairs space. An oversized piece of a art, a beautiful side chair and low coffee table makes a perfect little space to hide away along with a perfect vignette to enjoy as your pass.

How to Make the Most of Every Corner on apartment 34

Tucking a cozy seat under the stairwell is a great spot to curl up with a good book.

How to Make the Most of Every Corner on apartment 34

How about a mini home office? If you pick some eye candy like that vintage desk and classic chair and can can keep your piles in check, it’s the perfect place to get work done. It could almost feel like you’re in an entirely separate room.

How to Make the Most of Every Corner on apartment 34

To optimize space, try a little custom stair-stepped shelving. The closed storage is a genius move for everyone with kids (or something to hide!).

How to Make the Most of Every Corner on apartment 34

Why not use your under the stair space for a mini garden? This shelving unit is just genius. Sliding brass shelves let your plants grow to their hearts’ content.

Any other creative ways you’ve used seemingly unusable space? I’m always looking for more good looking solutions.

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