9 Super Space-Saving Stair Designs to Make Your Staircase a Thing of Beauty

Here are some of the clever space-saving stairs and staircase ideas.
Kashyap Vyas

Having space-saving staircases in your house today is a necessity to ensure that you do not end up losing all that valuable space and can make use of it efficiently. There are countless ideas that you can incorporate when it comes to staircases inside your home to not just save space but also to make a chic interior design statement.


1. Firewood Storage

Firewood storage is one of the most practical space saving stair designs that you can incorporate in your house. Besides giving your staircase a rustic and earthy look, it makes your staircase area extremely efficient and easy on the eyes.

To ensure that the design complements the decor of your house, you can also choose to do some tiling around the walls that store the firewood. Wooden tiling or the usage of bricks can amplify the design even further.

2. Shelving

One of the most functional uses of staircases apart from the obvious is the ability to store or display household things. Another interesting idea can be to do some shelving in a way that the shelves seamlessly meld with the steps of the staircase.

These shelves can display a variety of things such as souvenirs, memorandums, awards or memories in the form of photos. In any case, these shelves make for optimum usage of your staircase.

3. Wine Storage

If you are a wine aficionado, one of the things that you can do is create your very own wine storage under your staircase. You can make a glass design and display your collection of wine bottles in the perfect wine cellar under the stairs.

It is a great location as it is central and it can accommodate any kind of angles depending on the design of your stairs. In addition to that, this design is as cool as it gets.

4. Library

If you are a bookworm, creating your own little library with bookshelves under your stairs can be a genius idea. With this design, you cannot just make use of the storage capacity offered by your staircase but also make the entire space look attractive at the same time.

To add another element of coziness to your safe haven, you can also add a hammock or an armchair to complete the design. This space-saving staircase design can be your perfect escape when you are looking to spend some quality time alone with your favorite books. 

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5. Kitchen Pantry

It is always a headache to store your entire kitchen pantry efficiently in a confined space. If you have been suffering from one such problem, you can convert your space into a kitchen pantry to store all your cooking essentials neatly in one place.

It might be a bit bizarre to imagine your kitchen pantry under the stairs, but it is one of the perfect ways to make the best use of all that unused space. Therefore, you can consider the staircase as a viable location for your kitchen pantry the next time you design your house.

6. Cozy Home Office

You can also create an open workspace office under your stairs according to the availability of space in that area. Consider installing a small DIY desk directly under the stairs with your computer and a nice comfortable chair to go with it.

If you have ample space under your I-shaped staircase, you can also install a built-in desk with shelving and windows or French doors to bring in a good amount of sunlight while you work away. This design saves space and makes for handsome office space at the same time.

7. Folding Stairs

If you want to go the extra mile to save space in your house, you can opt for temporary folding stairs that can be pulled down for access. Although this design is more popular for attics and terraces, there is no reason why you cannot have a folder ladder stair in your living area as well for access to the second floor of your house.

Folding stairs do the job of saving space and being functional at the same time. However, if you are looking for something more permanent or elegant, this option is not for you.

8. A Bar

Whoever thought of a bar under a staircase is a genius. Irrespective of whether you have a tiny space or a large amount of area under your staircase, you can easily create a bar area tugged neatly under your staircase.

You can install cabinets to store your preferred poison and bar chair or several according to space and your requirements. The best thing about this idea is that you will have the bar in a very central location in your house and it is perfect when you are entertaining.

9. A Daybed

Did you ever look for hiding places or nooks and corners in your house when you were a child? Do you still crave for that perfect escape where no one can find you, and you can take a siesta or simply enjoy the rain from the comfort of your daybed?

If yes, this design is ideal for you! You can install a daybed under your staircase with comfortable padding and plenty of colorful throw pillows to make the space inviting and cozy.


It will be even better if you can open up space at the adjoining wall and install large windows to bring in the sunlight. It can be the perfect place to enjoy your evening tea or a glass of wine.

Final Words

These space-saving staircase design ideas are just the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot more you can experiment with and do in order to save all that unused staircase space efficiently while making it look attractive at the same time.

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