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Storage  /  October 6, 2022

6 Under Stairs Storage Solutions For Your Kitchener Home

Understairs storage ideas

Homeowners are always looking for ways to maximize unused space and keep things tidy. No matter how much space we have, it seems like there is always more stuff than we have places to put it. Understairs storage creates a unique opportunity, however. Such a clever, out-of-sight hideaway is perfect for shoes, documents, a new closet, modular storage, drawer inserts and food pantries.

1. Shoe Storage

Shoes are a major source of clutter for a lot of families. They also present a conundrum: do I leave them by the door where they take up space and get in the way, or do I keep them in a bedroom closet out the way, but causing me to walk through the house and potentially leave dirty footprints behind? Understairs closets can provide practical storage solutions for this. It keeps your shoes out of the entryway but allows you to take them off before going upstairs or through the carpet. Perhaps best of all, no one will trip over a pile of shoes as they come and go through the front door.

2. File Important Documents

Papers also get shuffled around the house unnecessarily. Kitchen tables, computer desks, coffee tables and other flat surfaces often become default homes for bills, mailers, flyers and other documents. A lot of these items simply need to be thrown away, but for important documents such as insurance paperwork, passports, car titles, keepsakes and birth certificates, keeping them in one single spot, out of sight, is an efficient use of space and a reliable way to know where to find those important papers.

3. Build a Storage Closet

Many understairs empty spaces are large enough to house a full closet with a latching door, permanent shelving and light fixtures. The door can be designed to seamlessly integrate with the panelling or paint of your staircase and wall. When the door is closed, it will be flush and essentially invisible to guests. Inside, you can house toys for your children, seasonal decorations, additional pots and pans or winter blankets and sweaters.

4. Modular Fixtures

Removable storage blocks that fit underneath your stairs are one of the many attractive storage solutions Kitchener has to offer because they can be easily removed, stacked and customized. One cube can display books while another can show off plants. Oblong rectangular squares easily hold shoes or board games.

5. Storage Drawers

Home renovations in Kitchener don’t have to be complicated, A simple set of drawers that fits the dimensions of your under stairs storage will give you peace of mind. Greeting cards and stationery, art supplies, pet gear, toys and wrapping paper all need a home. Keeping them out of sight with draw storage reduces the visual chaos and helps you find things more easily.

6. Pantry Storage

We can all usually use more space for canned goods, dry staples and non-perishables. A second pantry could be a good option in the event of a power outage of weather event. Staircases are usually not far from the kitchen anyway. If you have been keeping your additional foodstuffs in the garage or mudroom, bring them inside for more convenient access.

Trust Handyman Connection for Under Stairs Storage Solutions

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