Diy under stairs storage ideas

Diy under stairs storage ideas

Who knew steps could become drawers? If you’re really squeezed for space, this tidy thought utilises the space inside the staircase itself.

Diy under stairs storage ideas

Useful for storing shoes, paperwork, the dog’s lead

This sleek, contemporary stair design is by London’s Lipton Plant Architects.


Fit a downstairs cloakroom

A downstairs cloakroom is a grand under stair storage ideas, as it is a must-have for numerous potential home buyers, and a valuable asset in a family home. If you’re tight on space, it makes most sense to put the loo beneath the sloping ceiling (like the one below), and to fit a sliding door rather than one that opens out into an already squeezed hallway.


Hold everything to hand with open storage

If you desire to create an impression of space in a little hallway, keeping the cavity under the stairs open is a excellent option. Then, it’s just a case of fitting shelves and investing in stackable storage to fill the space in a bespoke way. Select a simple colour scheme for the boxes to make the space glance as tidy as possible.

Take inspiration from Ikea’s clever de-cluttering with the Sortera range.

Find more little hallway design ideas in our inspiring gallery.


Build under stair storage closets

Even modest sized homes own decent under stair storage space.

Diy under stairs storage ideas

Make the most of yours by putting in a central door to create a spacious cupboard for large items (or lots of little ones); a door beneath the bottom steps for seldom used items; and use leftover space for a shelved-out niche, love the one below.

This bespoke under stair storage closet is by De Rosee Sa Architects.


Shoe storage needed? Put it under the stairs

The under stair area is just asking for shoe storage!

Diy under stairs storage ideas

After every, most staircases are generally shut to the front door, so it makes sense to purchase clever hallway shoe storage to hold the space neat.

The Argos Understair ShoeStorage Unit is perfectly shaped to slide easily under the stairs.

If you love more of a rustic vibe in your hallway, a welly box needn’t just be used for your Hunters. This shoe unit from Cox & Cox has a combination of tall and short compartments means there’s room for wellies and knee-high boots as well as shoes.

We own a load more hallway shoe storage ideas if you are after more inspiration.

Not every under stair storage has to be fitted.

Diy under stairs storage ideas

If you can squeeze a free standing side board under your stairs, then this will add a bit of additional storage, plus a surface area for you to decorate to your hearts content. The Ikea Hemnes side board/shoe cabinet, is a fave amongst little hallway owners as it’s super slimline being only 30cm deep, so it’s certain to slide under most staircases.


Diy under stairs storage ideas

Fit an under stair book case

Inject the under stair area with a bit of class by turning it into a library. Excellent at DIY? This is the perfect under stair storage thought for you.

Diy under stairs storage ideas

You can fit the shelves yourself, or select modular, ready-made shelving to fit the space.


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