When you live in a small house, it’s important to make the most of the space, and an under-stairs space can be the room that accommodates a toilet, closet, powder room, or even a kitchen! Installing a kitchen under or in the stairs is a very cool idea that will take your design to a new level and make it more individual. Here are some ideas on how to best design a kitchen under stairs.
Which layout should I choose?
Depending on space, the kitchen can be designed as a single linear wall of cabinets to fit all the appliances, commonly referred to as a galley kitchen. L-shaped kitchens are also suitable if you have enough space for two rows of cupboards. If there is more space, an island can be installed sideways, even an island on wheels if your kitchen is more compact and needs to be moved to make room when not in use.
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How do you install a kitchen in the stairwell?
A kitchen or part of it can be built directly into the stairwell, but the design should allow this, so this should probably be a foreseeable solution. Such a staircase highlights built-in cabinets and drawers, which can look just like elegant drawers or like ordinary kitchen cabinets, depending on your design. Such an idea will make your kitchen look seamless and elegant and you will have enough storage space while this unique staircase will be a striking design element in the room.
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How do you install a kitchen under the stairs?
Another option is to place some of the cabinets directly under the stairs. This is a simpler but not as seamless solution. If you don’t want to use this space under the stairs, you can add some cabinets under the stairs when everything is already planned. You need to measure correctly and choose appropriate cabinets or appliances that fit the room and the kitchen itself. Add extra light to this space under the stairs to ensure it can be used comfortably, and voila! Get inspired!
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