As a rule, a country house allows you to save space and place all the necessary things in storage rooms and built-in wardrobes, as well as closets and mezzanines. However, the free space, for example, under the stairs, it is possible to fill with something useful, especially since it can perform various functions, the set of which depends on the layout of the house or the preferences of the owners.
What will be the design of the space under the stairs, depends on where it is located. For example, if your staircase to the second floor is in the living room, then under it you can arrange a sofa or a sofa, put a chair to create a corner for relaxation. If the staircase is not too wide, then you can also put a TV or make a bar under it.
If the project in your house is planned to have a staircase in the kitchen, then the space under it can be used primarily to organize the storage of everything necessary for cooking, as well as equipment for cleaning. Open shelves or a closed storage room, lit by additional lamps, the choice depends on your preferences. The main thing is that the space is used as efficiently as possible. If the kitchen is combined with the dining room, then under the stairs you can also arrange a breakfast table or install a sideboard for storing dishes.
The staircase to the second floor is often located in the hallway or near the entrance. Therefore, the most common ideas relate precisely to this arrangement of the stairs. Under it, above all, you can organize a closet or a small pantry for shoes or seasonal items. It can be open shelves, as well as hangers for things, especially if the corridor is narrow enough and you do not want to overload the space. You can also choose transparent doors that can protect the space from dust, but at the same time will not overload it too much.
Bathroom under the stairs
Another classic solution in a country house is to arrange a bathroom or toilet in the space under the stairs to the upper floor. Of course, a full-fledged bathroom can hardly be organized, but it is possible to arrange a toilet or a technical bathroom, for example, for washing hands and filling a bucket for cleaning floors. If you decide to create a toilet under the stairs, be sure to provide high-quality ventilation, as well as use moisture-proof materials for the ceiling.
The most desirable option for your children will be a children's house under the stairs. It is well suited for stairs that are located in the hallway or in the living room. You can decorate the house, make it a door and windows, inside you can arrange a small table or shelves for storing toys. Any ideas that you bring to life will be interesting and unusual for your child, because almost every child wants his parents to build a small house for him.