Storage Ideas

110 Ways to Turn Your Staircase Into Something Remarkable

The gap under the stairs can be a curious spot to put things; it tends to be dark, and the ceiling slants, so shelving has to be flexible and inventive. That being said, you can turn this tight spot into an adorable nook for storage, reading or relaxing. Here are a few of the most popular Pinterest ideas for your inspiration.

Create a Hideaway

The space under the stairs can be turned into a wonderful spot to read or catch a cat nap with a few cushions, a small foam mattress and just a bit of carpentry. This cozy nook would be popular with people or pets, and the addition of a small window opens up the space nicely.

A Tidy Office

With a little framing, you can create hanging shelves that drop down under each stair as the steps descend This under the stair nook just needs a lamp, a small desk and a laptop to become a full-fledged home office! For those sheltering in place or working from home and looking for a bit of focus and privacy, these shelves offer great storage with minimal invasion.

Shoe Storage

The addition of drawers to the bottom of a staircase means that you can reduce the amount of dirt and other contamination that comes into your house and enjoy a one of a kind storage feature. You can use both drawers as a shoe drop off if your clan is large, or put shoes in the bottom drawer and store slippers and house shoes just above them. No matter your choice, these clever pull out drawers make it easy to reduce bulk and keep shoes out of sight.

A Whole Wardrobe at Your Fingertips

Creating cupboards and drawer space under a staircase could give your inner minimalist some really good ideas about how to downsize, The addition of cubist drawers and sturdy drawers on long pull-outs could serve as a one of a kind wardrobe, or provide your family with seasonal storage for any number of things. The panels are made of simple edged plywood, so while the construction is sturdy, it isn’t complex.

Drawers Galore

A well-trimmed house deserves a well-trimmed staircase, and this drawer unit under the stairs offers remarkable uniformity with the rest of the house. Heavy duty, well-constructed drawers offer you the chance to store bulk household items discreetly until they’re needed. From dishes to linens, bedding to candlesticks, you’ll find many uses for these beautiful drawers.

Create a Buffet

Putting cabinetry under the stairs to best use could include a countertop! This unit includes open shelving for display purposes and drawers and cabinets for bulk storage. There’s also a black, glossy countertop for flexibility. You could easily turn this space into a bar for a house party or a buffet line for dessert after a dinner party.

Large Capacity Storage

Fans of more modern and stark home design will love this large bank of deep, heavy duty drawers. This unit could be used for most any purpose; long-term storage like holiday decorations, off season clothes, or a deluxe linen cabinet could be stored easily under this staircase with space to spare. The drawer construction is extremely sturdy and would close up smoothly to create an interesting wall space.

DIY Root Cellar on the Landing

Adding a trap door to the landing on your staircase could provide you with any number of storage options. Use this space for floor cushions and throws, or load it with plastic bins of non-perishable foods. While it renders the staircase unusable for the short time you’ve got it open, this bin space could even serve to hide a safe.

Your Entertainment Center

Adding shelving to your under-stair storage can be so much more than books and display pieces! This unique unit includes two charming wall sconces for task lighting, a spot to mount a flat screen TV and a gap above for electronic necessities, and drawers below for games, controllers, remotes and DVD’s. If you’re tired of the clutter of your TV room, this unit would free up a lot of floor space and consolidate gear beautifully.

Create a Library

Under a thoroughly modern staircase, why not create a thoroughly traditional library? Black cabinetry and bookcases are well-matched by black armchairs, dressed up with a throw and black and white cushions. A small area rug defines the space, and a reaction light on the angled ceiling would make this an ideal space to wind down after a long day.

Elegant Display Wall

Simple white shelving cubes, bordered by the flat edge of wooden steps and risers, give this minimalist display cabinet an elegant simplicity. The largest gap features electrical access for the addition of a light and other necessaries, and the lower shelves are ideally suited for books or decorative storage boxes. This unit offer extreme flexibility for any user.

Kid-Friendly Drop-Off Spot

Wall-mounted shelving and large pull-out bins turn this under the stairs storage wall into the “exactly what we need to grow” wall. The addition of low-mounted hanging bars make it easy for everyone to put up their coat, and wet gear can drip dry form the shoe storage racks. A dog bed and leash hanging station complete the organization wall!

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