Using the space under your stairs is super smart. Up your IQ with these storage solutions.
Rarely the focal point of a room, the triangular shape of under-stairs space comes out from the shadows when fitted with display shelves and a small storage cabinet. The dual purpose is perfect for small houses where space is at a premium.
8 Genius Under-Stairs Storage IdeasHere’s Lookin’ at You
A reflection on your good taste, this under-stairs closet proudly announces its presence with mirrors cut to fit the angled shape. Positioned near an entryway, the door opens to reveal convenient clothes storage. Mirrors are a good strategy for making small interiors feel larger.
Ever wish you had a place of your own to curl up with a good book? An under-stairs cubby has plenty of height and leg room. Add a comfy cushion and window seat-style storage drawers, and you’ve got the perfect hideaway for your literary pursuits.
Storage cubbies near an exterior door sure are handy for a family on the move. Put school packs, shopping bags, and sunglasses right where you can nab them on your way out the door. Everyone gets their own cubby.
8 Genius Under-Stairs Storage IdeasPlaying Hard to Get
Kids love kid-sized spaces. Make a nifty hideaway in an under-stair nook, and add motion-sensor lighting that turns on when kids crawl inside (better yet, they automatically turn off after Junior exits). When the kids grow up, convert the space to storage.
8 Genius Under-Stairs Storage IdeasThink Big; Work Small
Got a small home but still need an office? Clear out your under-stairs area, add a writing desk, laptop computer, and rolling filing cabinet, and you’ll add a big dollop of functionality to your house.
8 Genius Under-Stairs Storage IdeasA Toast to Smart Storage Solutions
The problem with a decent wine collection? No place to show it off! Now you can have your vino and see it, too! A built-in, temperature-controlled wine rack that hosts 200 bottles costs $5,000 to $10,000.
8 Genius Under-Stairs Storage IdeasBeauty Is Drawer-Deep
Shelves are dandy but storage solution aficionados know that drawers have two big advantages: They pull out for easy access, and their drawer fronts hide any messes from view. A few angled cuts make this gaggle of drawers fit neatly under a stairway.
Image: Richard Hill Interiors Ltd UK
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