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12 charming ways to use the space under the stairs

In movies and books, that miniature space beneath a flight of stairs is often where murderers live, or at the very least, it’s where Harry Potter’s family made him sleep. But that space, used properly, can be one of the best spots in a house. Think cubby holes, storage spaces, reading nooks, miniature rooms, and magical hideaways.

We’ve put together a gallery of some of the best spaces people have created under their stairs. There are nooks we can just imagine hanging out in, feeling mischievous as people walk overhead wondering where we’ve got to. And then there are other creative uses for the space, making it a storage space, an art display area, or a library. Take a look at this gallery for some inspiration of how to transform the little slice of space beneath a staircase into the best part of your home.