Making the most of your hallway space with tailored under stair storage.
Under Stair Storage
Below stairwell cupboards are a valuable storage space for many household items.
Thinking inside the box!
Since a flight of stairs is essential (!) the awkward space created underneath is a perennial problem. However, with imagination it can be utilised effectively. Popular ideas include dividing the area into compartments and create carcasses. Acknowledging that some houses have enough space to create a small loo, I am focusing on those that don’t. Maybe pull-out drawers or cabinets, or a built-in desk or workstation might suit? Lastly, the space can be utilised as a pantry, wine cellar, or pet nook. Ultimately, it is a versatile and functional storage space but may not know it yet.
Drawers or Doors?
By using runners, you will have working drawers under the stairs. The quality of the mechanisms is so good that heavy drawers glide smoothly in and out. Side-mounted runners come with a bracket or guide rail attached to the side of the drawer. Alternatively, bottom-mounted runners attach to the bottom of the drawer and slide along a track on the floor of the storage space. Both options give you easy access to items stored in the drawer. However, if you do not have the space for drawers to extend out then hinged doors are the practical solution.
Inspiration not perspiration.
To find under stair storage ideas, explore a variety of sources such as home decor magazines. Additionally, websites like Pinterest and Houzz, and architectural and interior design blogs are excellent resources. Furthermore, you will also get inspiration by home improvement and DIY shows. Lastly, take time to visit furniture or home improvement stores to see different storage options and layouts firsthand. Once you have the ideas I can make the dog bed, wine cellar, coat and shoe tidy of your dreams!
”Fictional characters that have spent time 'under the stairs' include; Tom Thumb, Harry Potter, Quasimodo and Dobby - The house-elf character from J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series.
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