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Issue 46 · Utility Rooms · November 13, 2008

Storage: Under-Stair Solutions

Issue 46 · Utility Rooms · November 13, 2008

Here's a roundup of clever ideas for the underused space under a stairway.


Above: Wood under-stair storage from London-based Michaelis Boyd Associates.

Under Stair Storage London Mews

Above: A London mews house uses under-stair storage, via Dwell.


Above: Architect Jerome Buttrick of Buttrick Wong Architects created a sleek bar in this Palo Alto house.

Above: A bar by architect David Sarti makes use of a creative under-stair storage solution, via Dwell.


Above: Vertical shelves provide extra storage opportunities for unwieldy items like oversize books and framed prints. (N.B. For more book and toy storage ideas, see these unexpected space solutions.)


Above: London-based Domane interior design group tucked appliances under the staircase in this flat.

Above: A traditional built-in under-stair storage closet, via Living Etc.

Above: A space for pet bowls and leash; via Indenfor.

Above: Vitsoe shelving system, via Flickr.


Above: Stockholm architects Sandell Sandberg built a trio of geometrically precise under-stair storage closets.


Above: A salvaged door adds character to this all-white space spotted on Marie Claire Maison.


Above: Storage opportunities abound under this stairway from Splyce. (N.B. For more storage solutions, see "10 Favorites: Indoor Bike Storage.")


Above: A bank of Shaker-inspired drawers from Flickr.

Above: A staircase by Treviso, Italy–based MN*LS creative consultancy. (N.B. Want more book and magazine storage ideas? See "5 Favorites: Bookshelves for Small Space Living.")


Above: Open and closed under-stair storage, via Lake Flato Architects.

Above: A full bath tucked under a stairwell.

Above: Clever storage under the stairs; via Iremonya.

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