Every home could benefit from more storage spaces. One of the most overlooked areas for hidden storage space potential is under the stairs. Often seen as dead space, you may be surprised for the possibilities the staircase has to offer.
The furniture experts at Barbara Genda Furniture – a contemporary London-based bespoke furniture design studio – share their favourite under the stairs storage ideas:
If you’re lacking on space in your kitchen to store your cans and non-perishable food items, why not turn the room under your stairs into an area fit for all your pantry organisation ideas? Under the stairs is a great place to store dry goods, baking ingredients, and more.
How about an under the stair wine cellar? Barbara Genda was commissioned to create a standout wine cellar for her client’s basement playroom. Designed for maximum storage, the finished product is proof storage can be as beautiful as it is practical.
If you’re an avid book reader, why not turn the space under your stairs into a cosy reading nook? Simply add shelves to store all your books, a comfy bench, fluffy pillows and a lamp, and you have yourself the ultimate reading spot.
Not every house is fortunate enough to have a laundry room, so why not use the space under your stairs to store your washer and dryer. Not only does this mean the appliances are kept out of sight, but you have a designated place to store your laundry supplies too.
If you’re spending more time working from home, consider claiming the space under the stairs as your own home office. A sturdy chair, a work surface attached to the wall and extra shelving, and you have a fun and functional home office
If you have a narrow hallway, there may not be much space under the stairs to create a functional room like a home office. If that’s the case, convert under the stairs with space-saving drawers and shelves.
Alcove shelving that is built into the stairs is a great place to showcase your prized possessions, treasured antiques and decorative items without them getting in the way. It also creates a showstopper when guests are around.
Keep your home tidy and the clutter at bay by transforming under your stairs into a play area for your children. Creating a hideaway for your children under the stairs is something they can enjoy all year round, as opposed to an outdoor play area.