Making use of understair storage

20 Oct

The space under the stairs at Tilly’s cottage used to be the coal storage — I’ve been told that you would literally have a guy who came down the lanes with a horse and cart and shovel coal from an access point outside into the coal storage which was typically under the stairs of the house.  While there’s no coal under the stairs at the moment, the space has never been used for any other purpose so the remnants of coal dust still remain.

I’ve been thinking about creative uses for the space and thought I’d share a few ideas I’ve come across in my research.  I always have dreams that I, magically, find more space in my house — and this is no exception.  I’m thinking craft room…


One Response to “Making use of understair storage”


  1. Understairs Storage Inspiration « jassmint - February 2, 2011

    […] Shelves & cupboards (taken from Tilly’s Cottage, Deco Dir and My Dorking Handyman) Understairs shelves Shoe racks I like drawers instead of shelves […]

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