Use Empty Space
Put that empty space under the stairs to use with a built-in storage solution. If your basement is finished, use the space to store toys or movies.
Photo: Courtesy of Houzz
These double-decker shelves can be used to store paint, cleaning supplies and you can add hooks to hang items such as extension cords and brooms. This simple woodworking project will cost you between $20 and $100, depending on what materials you already have on hand.