[Tips’n’Bits]: Create additional storage space in staircases

No matter how big one's home or commercial space is, its rather common to find each and every household yearning for additional storage space in their homes and office spaces. Its perhaps an unending endeavor to search for better options so as to optimize and enhance every additional inch of usable space that could be made available for storing the household things... be it for the son's toys & games, or for little daughter's dolls & dresses. Or even for that matter of fact, for storing the enormous numbers of footwear.

Team bricks-n-mortar today would tip their valuable readers to use the staircases optimally, thereby using all the possible spaces available. 

Here are two of the many ideas we suggest our clients:


1. By making customized cupboards under the stairs' waist slab on course to its flight as well as the mid landing.

This is an easy option where the stairs are rising as straight flights (and not the spiral ones). The inclined space made available underneath the waist slab (which means the inclined support made out of steel, concrete- reinforced or plain cement concrete or wooden) is made good for storage by making cupboards of required shape and size. These cupboards can be kept open or can be made closed by suitable framework and shutters.
2. By designing a combination of Option #1 above as well as utilizing the Stair risers and treads

Somebody has rightly said that necessity is the mother of innovation (invention). When planning for more usable storage space, one can even design the risers and treads of the stairs as smaller but helpful storage spaces.

[For letting the non-technical persons understand as what risers and treads are, let us tell you that the horizontal surfaces of the steps where our feet land are called the treads; where as the vertical surfaces of these steps are called the risers]

The steps can thus be designed like drawers which can be made to slide outwards when reaching into and using the storage space.



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