Under Stair Storage Ideas

You might think in your small home there isn’t another space you can squeeze storage in… But if you have stairs in your home, there is probably wasted space as well that could be used to create a place to store and organize. Don’t believe its possible? We have a couple of DIY under stair ideas and tutorials to prove you wrong, and even more inspirational photos. If you are planning a remodel in the future, this might be a great project to squeeze into the budget as well. So let us open your mind to the (storage) possibilities!





I know in Europe they have more difficulty with small spaces, but they also seem to be filled with great ideas and products on how to solve the problem! These under stair storage units are perfect for my wish list! From ‘Joat London‘.


Love the idea of these drawer style understair storage cabinets? ‘Woodsmith‘ has a pdf download of the under stair storage plans, for free!



A step by step tutorial for creating hidden space under stair storage from ‘Instructables‘. This could be used for both storage and/or design accents!

Under stair storage


This next project is best used for hidden storage space under the stairs, but this stair shoe rack project is a great idea! Step by step tutorial for this one as well, at ‘Instructables‘.




Here is inspiration if ever I saw it, and a brilliantly clever idea… drawers in stair risers! Photo by Vogue Australia, stair storage by Unicraft.



Took me a minute to catch on to this photo… These are stair risers filled with books! Yes, they are steps! This under stair storage idea is from ‘Apartment Therapy‘.



Open stairs just call out for a shelving system like this one, especially in utility areas like a basement or laundry area.



Finally, the ultimate in under-stair stooge solution ideas!


Using under stair storage ideas to try to make the best use of your organizing space is genius! We think you will also want to check out our posts on DIY Stair Makeovers, and DIY Stair Railing Makeovers! Also check out Clever Ideas for Built In Storage!

Image Credits: Joat London, Woodsmith, Instructables, Instructables, Vogue Au, Apartment Therapy, EcoSalon
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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

1 Comment

  1. Deodua
    August 30, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    That is some cool concept, thanks for the designs

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