Under Stair Storage Ideas — Smart Ways to Make the Most of an Awkward Space

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Under stair storage ideas can vary wildly. As they're generally awkward and unusually-shaped, the spaces under stairs lend themselves well to bespoke or built-in designs, but simpler or smaller options can also give them some much-needed purpose and identity. 

If you're planning to add extra storage beneath a new staircase design, it's best to include ideas from the very beginning so you, your designer or manufacturer can incorporate drawers or shelving seamlessly. Alternatively, if you're working with an existing staircase lots of off-the-shelf choices can be adapted to fit unusual corners.

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.