Every home with a staircase has a hollow space that can be used as a storage or a decorative space. Discussing under stairs storage units we’d like to mention one thing first:

It is important to decide what you want to make out of the potential unused space.

We have seen under the staircase areas where people have transformed the area into both storage and decorative purposes.

So before we dive into the details on how we can strategically utilise the available space, try and think about what you really want it for. Whether it’s extra storage, a decorative space or a compromise between the two we’ll educate you on all the different routes you can take in its pursuit.

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Staircase Cupboards

from 2600 fitted

pull out drawers in cupboards

from 2700 fitted

Under Stairs Storage Units

from 3300 fitted

staircase shelving ideas

from 2800 fitted

Under Stairs Storage Units

Let’s cover the first query that we came across when researching this subject in depth online.

You are bound to wonder if this type of storage is fire safe and whether its construction is safe to use too.

Storing items underneath the staircase is like storing anything in your house. Be mindful and careful not to provoke any unnecessary actions that are flammable ensuring safety.

The structure of the staircase is safe to have storage underneath. The construction is simple and if built properly the underneath area safe to use.

With this in mind, designing the your new storage be sure to consult with your carpenters or cabinet makers. They will assess the structure and make sure it is suitable for your desired purpose.

Having said that we can proceed in discussing the rest of the elements on this subject.

Similar to walk in wardrobes and any other storage you’ll have to reassess what the items that you own, their purpose and importance. Decluttering the hallway by eliminating the outwear means that you’ll need a particular type of interior shelving.

Access the size of the hallway and decide what is the best door solution. Doors such as pull outs, hinged or sliding will determine the type of interior storage.

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Under Stairs Storage Options

Take advantage of the exterior of the storage areas. In dark hallways high gloss finishes or mirrored doors can increase the light with their reflective surfaces.



  • Mirrored doors are practical as you’d be able to observe your reflection just before walking out the door.
  • Mirrors visually expand the area. It will not only seem bigger but will be practical, beautiful and timeless. According to your overall style of the home and in particular the ground floor you can bring in creativity.
  • Different types of colours and wood finishes will breathe the air of mid century styled home. It is a creative solution dressing up the interior of the hallway.
  • Custom made approach allows you to create something unique. This means that you can make your hallway look stylish, tidy and attractive.



After establishing the purpose for the storage and the type of doors you’ll be able to pick out your interior shelving. Consider anything such as coats, wine, appliances and books.

  • Tall boy with a rail to hang all the outwear
  • Pull out shoe racks for footwear
  • Drawers for hats, gloves, scarves and other accessories
Stairs Storage

from 4500 fitted

Luxury Mirror Cupboards

from 4400 fitted


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Under Stairs Shelving & Cabinets

If the storage area you’re planning to build is deep or located in a dark area it is highly advisable to install lighting.

We offer flexible LED lighting that will help you navigate your items. LED lights have many different spectrums.

According to the type of wall decor and the surrounding furniture you can pick the best colour of the LED lights. The installed light should be able to bring out true colours in your clothing or other items.



If decorative purpose of the space underneath the staircase is your main priority then let’s walk through the process of making it beautiful.

Open shelving such as bookshelves, floating shelves and boxes will be a creative addition to demonstrate your styling skills. It is always a way to add character to the hallway through your love of art, history, hobbies and other interests.

There are many ways to creatively decorate this space. Painting the back wall a darker colour can increase the feeling of depth and help the items stand out against the background.

Emily Henderson, an interior designer, produced an informative guide on how to style your bookshelves. We recommend you to give it a quick read.

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traditional under stairs storage

from 2500 fitted

Illuminated Under Stairway Storage Units

from 2700 fitted

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Cupboards Underneath The Stairs

A playroom is the least explored option for the unused space underneath a staircase. Imagine having all your kids toys stacked in a room downstairs.

A dedicated space where you can store all sorts of children’s toys sounds magical. Under the stairs playroom will be an exciting addition in a child’s life. It will be like a treehouse or a little fort for them to play in.

Watch out for the depth of the available space. If your staircase is wide you’ll be lucky enough to have a spacious playroom.

Make sure to install plenty of lighting both ceiling and floor lights. This aids to creation of different types of atmospheres for different purposes. Lastly, decorate the walls in an attractive way so that your kid would look forward to their adventures in it.

There are many variations on how you can transform the area underneath the stairs:

  • Once you start using that space you will see that your hallway looks beautiful and tidy. You will have space to purchase a seat to use for putting on the shoes.
  • You can also install a beautiful antique or vintage decorative console unit with a mirror above it.
  • Using up this space liberates you to create a beautiful and streamlined home.
  • Researching this topic and basing our assumptions on our previous clients we can confidently conclude that it is a worthwhile investment.
Small Drawers Under Staircase

from 2300 fitted

Bespoke Step Bookcases

from 3100 fitted

How Much Will It Cost You?

To determine the price of a unit like that we will need to take into account the following things:

  • Measurements
  • Design
  • Materials
  • Labour (Assembly and Installation)
  • Finishes (Spray Paining / Wood Staning / Lacquering and optionally Lighting)

To make sure the clutter is gone for good, you’ll have to think about your decluttering strategy and design the unit to suit the space. This article focuses on decluttering homes one room at a time.

Have fun with your new project. We are a team of experienced designers and cabinet makers that are here to assist you should you wish to proceed with the project.

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