50 Awesome Under The Stairs Storage Ideas

Under The Stairs Storage

While it may be small, using the space under your stairs efficiently can really be a boon. This area of the house is usually neglected but it can be utilized in the best ways possible.

Here Are Some Creative Under The Stairs Storage Ideas:

Study Area

Create a study area by adding a small desk, a lamp and a small cabinet for placing books.

Study Area

Home Office

Convert the extra space into a home office by installing a small desk and an adjustable shelf for your stationery.

Home Office

Toilet

Use the space to build a small toilet especially for guests to use.

Toilet

Kids Play Area

Add some warm colours and a few of your kid’s favourite toys to create a comfortable play area under the stairs.

Living Space

Place a small bed or an ottoman to create a living space for one member of the family.


Living Space

Garden

An exterior staircase in your home can be used for growing creepers and other plants.

Library

Place a three-tiered shelf in the open space and place some of your favourite titles on it to create an intimate library.

Library

Pantry

You can convert the space into a pantry for food items that do not need to be refrigerated.

Medicine Storehouse

Install a few cabinets and store your medication there for easy access. Label them accordingly to avoid any confusion.

Linen Storage

You can small cabinets to store your linen or bathroom essentials like towels and shower robes.

Linen Storage

Cycle Storage

If you have sufficient space under the stairs, you can always park your kid’s cycles there.

Pet Supplies

Deep drawers which are tucked under the stairs is perfect for storing pet supplies and other items which make it easily accessible.

Pet Supplies

Pet Bed

You can make a home for your pet under the stairs by placing a small pet bed there with comfortable linen.

Reading Area

Place a small sofa with a lamp shade and convert the space under the stairs into a reading area for days when you do not get sleep fast enough.

Art and Craft Storage

You can store your kid’s art and craft supplies under the stairs after neatly arranging and placing them in containers or trays.

Art and Craft Storage

Showpiece

Build a massive cabinet and then segregate it into compartments to serve as a showpiece gallery where you can store your curios and other objects.

Bar

You can always add a small counter and some hidden cabinets to create a private bar to store your branded liquor.

Bar

Dinner Ware

Cabinets can be installed to keep your dinner table essentials like spoons, forks, plates and silverware, especially if your dining space is located there.

Safe

You can always install a massive vault in the extra space to store your cash and valuables which you can protect with a high-security locking system which is password-protected.

Closet

Add a closet in the extra space to store extra clothes and shoes that you do not wear often – winter gear can be stored here.

Camping Equipment

If you camp regularly, you can convert the space under the stairs into storage for camping equipments by creating a closet.

Camping Equipment

Eclectic Decor

Construct a few box shelves under the stairs to create a space to display your eclectic pieces of art.

Sporting Gear

You can choose to store your tennis gear under the stairs by adding a door to keep things organized and segregated.

Sporting Gear

Shoe Storehouse

Construct a cabinet under the stairs to create a shoe shelf which can be used to store all the excess shoes that lie around the house.

Washing Machine

You can store your washing machine under the stairs and cover it with a skin sheet to avoid exposing it when guests are around.

Washing Machine

Wine Storage

You can create a wine cellar by customizing the shelves you install to resemble small boxes.

Entertainment Centre

You can create an entertainment centre by constructing a cabinet to store your LED tv and music system.

Entertainment Centre

Art Display

Paint the wall space under the stairs in a bright colour and display works of art with a top light to illuminate it.

Mini Mudroom

The extra space under the stairs can be used as a storehouse for your kids’ stuff like coats and shoes.

Mini Mudroom

Kitchen Collectibles

Build shelves under the staircase to keep kitchen collectibles like cookbooks.

Sketching Place

You can use the empty space to set up a sketching studio if you have a construction engineer for a husband.

Clothes Hanger

Place a wooden plank on the wall underneath the stairs and put hooks on to hang your coats and scarves.

Picture Gallery

You can use the space under the stairs to put up framed pictures of the entire family to create a mini gallery.

Picture Gallery

Faux Fireplace

You can also construct a faux fireplace in the space to with electric fire that emits warmth during winter.

Kitchen

If you have sufficient space, you can use it to create a kitchen for yourself with cabinets, a sink and hooks for tea cups.

Kitchen

China Storehouse

Use the extra space under the stairs to create a cabinet to store china ware for when guests come over for dinner party.

Music Space

Build a small cabinet under the stairs to create a place to store your music CD’s and record.

Greenhouse

Place a synthetic glass enclosure as a partition and create a green house by putting a few plants in there.

Trophy Closet

You can add shelves to the wall in the space under the stairs to create a trophy shelf to display your achievements.

Trophy Closet

Soft Toy Storage 40

Use the spare space under the stairs to store your kid’s stuffed animals and other toys which they may not play with anymore.

Key Storage

Place a small table underneath the stairs and a transparent bowl on top of it to store your keys.

Mirror

Place a mirror on the wall under the stairs to keep handy when you need to check how you look before leaving the house.

Mirror

Chalkboard

Place a chalkboard on the wall below the staircase and use it to remind yourself of the chores and tasks that need to be completed.

Bedding

By installing small wooden cabinets in the space, you can store the extra bedding and sheets that you may use at a later date.

Bedding

Aquarium

Use the space to place an aquarium there.

Aquarium

Collection Space

Use the wall under the stairs to display your knife or gun collection.

Spice Cabinet

Build small compartments in one shelf to create a spice cabinet.

Toiletries

Install shelves to store your toiletries in this space.

Snack Bar

Install an open shelf and place various snacks and candies to form a cute snack bar.

Juice Bar

Construct a table counter and place lemonade or orange juice in jars for when thirsty.

Juice Bar