DIY home improvements are easy to do yet make your home look more personalized as well as inviting. If you think you do not have necessary skills to accomplish them, you can always hire a handyman to help you with some of the carpentry and installation works. There are some space in your home that are hardly used and are simply considered as dead spaces, like the under area of your staircase. With simple carpentry, you can make this space much more useful.
Bookshelf – if you love reading books and that you have a ton of collections, why not create a bookshelf under your stairs. After all, if you are passionate about books, then why not display all the book collection you are proud of. This type of home improvement will give your home a more personalized appearance. Your guests will even admire your home improvement ingenuity.
Reading Nook – if you love reading books but do not want to convert your stairs into a bookshelf possibly because you already have one where you keep your favorite books, then why not turn your stairs into a reading nook. Add in a small bed or mattress under that stairs with some pillows to give your comfort and a reading light atop and you are good to go. The space may look cramped but it will surely be great as a reading area and that it makes your home look cozier.
Wine Rack – if you are not a fan of reading but maybe are a fan of fine wine, then why not convert the under area of your stairs into a wine rack. You can definitely store a number of wine bottles in that area. Complete the project with a protective door with a see-through glass so you can admire your collections even when the door is closed. Guests who are equally fond of wine will certainly appreciate and may even get in awe of your collection.
Storage Area – if you do not like any of the ideas earlier mentioned, the simplest way to make use of the dead space underneath your staircase is to convert the area into a storage space. Adding shelves or pullout drawers on that area will provide your home extra storage area where you and your family can store shoes, golf bags, travel bags, and many other stuff.