I have an under stair area (kitchen) with door. Will be demolishing old stair case (leading to attic bedrooms) due to steep slope (attic bedrooms) and shallow tread.
Upon installing new stairs (longer run) I will still have this same storage place (with a door) beneath the stairs.
As you all know this space gets rather useless when it dips down to 3-4 feet.
Question: Have any of you done either a pull-out or cubby storage under that area? Any sketches anywhere? Photos?
Envisioning pulling out (on gliders or rollers) maybe 2 feet into the room (kitchen), said pullout maybe having storage for a sack of potatoes or some larger pots and pans.
All ideas greatly appreciated!
Note: Existing door opens perpendicular to the run of the staircase. (Door is not on the end of the cavity).
Sorry, that should have said, I have seen pictures of this. I do not
actually have this.
BUT BUT BUT. If you have a pet, that would be a nice cave if you had a
side entrance and it was sectioned off from the rest of the under stair
I recently saw something very similar to that idea used on an episode of
HGTV's "Tiny Homes" where every square inch is used for something. Made
a great spot for a pet that was out of the way.
The other thing that I was thinking about when I read this (we're in a
single level home so I can't play along at home ;)) would be just a
simple wheeled cart to fill in that space with runners framed into the
area so that it would pull straight out and roll back in as needed. As
Ivan mentioned, it would be great to store bulky items.
Making it blend in might take some work but if one were to install
wainscoting along that wall, the "problem" of seams could literally
Meanwhile, if Ivan would merely Google the following words in a simple
Google search (No quotes necessary): roll out storage beneath stairways
he will find plenty of reading material, plans and ideas.
Try - google _image_ search "under stair storage" -
- it returns an amazing array of ideas.
A lot depends on intended usage -
- everyday use or seasonal stuff ?
100 pound full extension drawer slides ;
pull-out pantry units ; endless possibilities.
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