Looking for a way to effectively save space in your home? Side drawers, stand-alone bookcases and cabinets are storage solutions that work well in roomier houses. However, in smaller or more minimal homes, they simply consume too much precious space, making your room feel cluttered.
But not to worry, you can utilise parts of a staircase as space-saving storage within your home! So, what new understairs storage solutions can you consider for your house?
Nothing beats the satisfaction of ingeniously transforming the often wasted area under your stairs into something useful - such as storage!
It’s time to showcase your space-saving genius with one of the following ideas:
Perfect for bookworms and collectors, you can install an integrated bookcase below your stairs to really show off your collection without compromising on space! Not only does this optimise space, but it prevents the need for a stand-alone bookcase, which can take up room you can’t afford to lose.
What’s more, built-in bookcases and shelves look the part too, helping you to present collector's items, books, plants and ornaments in style.
Another highly popular way to create more storage beneath and around your stairs is by installing an understairs cupboard. From small quirky nooks to tall cupboards in terraced homes, the understairs cupboard is a classic storage solution for hiding away walking boots, vacuums and ironing boards alike. These handy installations are great for keeping clutter or cleaning appliances we don’t want on show out of sight - simply store, then shut the door!
Cupboards beneath your staircase can be crafted by both professional joiners or DIY heads. But, if you don’t own the property, you will need to consult with your landlord first.
Sometimes, it can feel like we have more shoes than sense clogging up our porches, hall floors and wardrobes. If this sounds familiar, you can effectively solve this issue by opting for pull-out understairs compartments to neatly store your trainers, boots and work shoes.
This way, shoes are kept hidden and organised, so you know exactly where to find them when needed!
Understairs shoe storage certainly beats an untidy shoe rack in the hallway, which can be both an eyesore and a hazard if it slips out of place.
Another stylish and practical way to optimise your understairs area is by fitting hidden storage compartments within the wall space below your staircase.
A superb and decorative way to do this is by integrating seating into the wall, or simply placing it below the stairs. This adds both a sleek feature to your living room where people can sit, and hidden storage that’s accessible by lifting the seat top.
Store anything from blankets and throws to photo albums and old vinyl records.
However you decide to transform your understairs space, your home will benefit from an added storage area that can help your house to feel bigger and less busy.