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Interior Design Stairs With Style

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Interior design stairs with style is an option for saving space and a useful storage solution. Depending on the type of stairs you have in your home, the end result could free up not just your space, but your life.We’re all looking for extra storage in our homes. Interior design and architecture doesn’t always seem like it can help this solution, at least not while providing us with a style that suits us.  In fact,  the design of our homes, especially those of small space, often feels as though it is working against us. Our lives can seem bogged down with our special things that ultimately get called clutter because there is nowhere to put those items.

With computers, mp3 players, high tech phones, and hand held reading storage devices like Kindle, many of us don’t have to be overwhelmed by places for our photos and books (now digital) or music (now in mp3 format).  Even our tv’s take up less space than they used to.  For the rest of our stuff, it’s easy to get creative with our storage solutions when we put your mind to it. 

If you’re like me, you either decorate with great finds, or handmade or refurbished storage, like stacked hat boxes and vintage suitcases that replace the need for normal side tables, antique trunks that replace your average coffee table.  Yet it’s easy to get carried away when we feel like these options are our only way to solve our storage problem.

The fact of the matter is, for most, space is limited and finding a place to store our things while trying to live in a clutter free environment can seem overwhelming.

Most homes, especially old ones, have a lot of dead space that could be used in useful ways if only we could adjust those spaces to make more sense.  With the right contractor or even closet company, one space you might have wished could be used in this fashion, can actually be turned into fantastic storage space.  Your stairs.  By dual purposing a main feature of your home, like your staircase, you’ve opened a whole new world of possibilities.  A world I want to make my own. 

Here are some inspiring photos of stairs and stairwells that have been transformed into what I like to call luxury furniture.  Truly amazing.

If your stair well is wide enough:

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This great design by California Closets found in Apartment Therapy is a fantastic example of what can be done to wide stairways. Be careful what you store and how you store it. Safety can be an issue, especially if you have very small children.

If the side of your stairs show:

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That empty space under your stairs can prove more beneficial than a blank backdrop. Very useful if you’re lucky enough to have this type of staircase.

If you have a lot of books:

Books replace risers in these awesome stairs. architecturally and visually appealing.

Books replace risers in these awesome stairs. architecturally and visually appealing.

Bookshelf stairs can be a lifesaver for the book lover. This requires a greater overhaul than the previous designs shown. But I’d totally consider doing this. I could sit as long as I wanted, wouldn’t have to reach, wouldn’t have to bend.

For sleeker stairs and a more modern look:

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You can hardly tell that these stairs are drawers but for the simple black drawer pulls that add a great look look to this home interior.

For those who ride a bike:

Keep bicycles off the ground and off the wall. Under the stairs bike rack makes for interesting decor and makes your space easier to clean.

Keep bicycles off the ground and off the wall. Under the stairs bike rack makes for interesting decor and makes your space easier to clean.

Finding the right place to store your bike away from the elements can be tricky. If the under side of your stairs are open like this one, installing a bike rack here could be just right for you.