Under Stairs Coat & Shoe Storage

Designing Your Own Coat Cupboard
Murat BaranMURAT BARAN / 25 SEP 2023

Under stairs coat storage is a practical and efficient way to maximise space in your home. It is a clever solution that utilises an often-overlooked area of the house and turns it into a functional storage space for coats, shoes, and other items.

With the right design, this storage can add a touch of elegance and style to your home while providing much-needed storage space.

Under stairs functional coat storage

Designing Your Under Stairs Coat Storage

Many homeowners struggle with finding enough storage space in their homes.

Traditional storage solutions like ready-assembled wardrobes and cupboards can take up valuable floor space and make a room feel cluttered.

Built-in or fitted under stairs coat storage is a great solution for those who want to declutter their home without sacrificing style.

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It is also a great way to keep coats and shoes organised and easily accessible, especially during the colder months when they are needed more frequently.

Say goodbye to bulky furniture and hello to organised, accessible coats and shoes, especially during colder seasons.

This section will provide a comprehensive guide to understanding under stairs coat storage.


Coat Storage

Coat storage is an essential part of any entryway. It is important to have a designated area for coats and jackets to prevent clutter and keep your home tidy.

Coat hooks, hangers, and shelves can be installed under the stairs to create a functional and stylish storage solution to keep your entryway organised.

Under stairs coat storage

Coat Cupboard and Fitted Furniture

A coat cupboard or a fitted wardrobe are great ways to keep your coats and jackets organised and easily accessible. It is a type of cabinet specifically designed for storing coats and other outdoor clothing.

In addition to coat cupboards and storage, ready-built or fitted furniture can be used to maximise under stairs storage.

For example, a bench with built-in storage can be installed under your staircase, providing a place to sit while putting on or taking off shoes and additional storage space for shoes, bags, and other items.

Fitted under stairs coat storage with pull-out organisers and glass door

Designing Your Under Stairs Coat Storage

When designing your under stairs coat storage, there are a few things to consider to make the most of the space. This section will cover some pull-out storage ideas and fitted furniture options for your coat storage.

Pull Out Storage Ideas

Here are some pull out storage ideas to consider:

  • Shoe Storage: Consider adding pull out shoe storage under the stairs to keep your shoes organised and out of the way.
  • Coat Racks: Install pull out coat racks under the stairs to hang your coats and jackets.
  • Baskets: Use pull out baskets to store scarves, gloves, and other accessories.
Under stairs pull out storage

Fitted Furniture Options

Fitted furniture is another great option for the storage as it can be customised to fit the exact dimensions of the space. Here are some fitted furniture options to consider:

  • Coat Cupboard: Install a fitted coat cupboard under the stairs to store your coats and jackets. You can customise the interior to include shelves, hanging rails, and drawers.
  • Shoe Storage: Consider installing a fitted shoe storage unit under the stairs to keep your shoes organised and out of the way.
  • Bench Seating: Add a fitted bench seat under the stairs with storage underneath for your coats and shoes.
  • Display Shelving: This option allows you to showcase decorative items, books, or other cherished possessions, adding a personalised touch to your home’s decor.
Fitted under stairs coat storage with display shelving

Implementing Hanging Storage

The first step in implementing hanging storage is choosing the right coat rack. There are many types of coat racks available, including wall-mounted racks, freestanding racks, and over-the-door racks.

When choosing a coat rack, consider the size of your under stairs space and the number of coats and jackets you need to store. A wall-mounted rack is a good option for limited floor space, while a freestanding rack can provide more storage capacity.

Incorporating Shoe Storage

Shoes can take up a lot of space in a hallway or closet, so utilizing the space under the stairs can be a great solution.

There are a variety of ways to incorporate shoe storage under the stairs.

One option is to install pull-out drawers or shelves. This allows for easy access and organisation of shoes.

Another option is to install cubbies or compartments, which can be especially useful for families with children. Each person can have their own designated cubby for their shoes.

It’s important to consider the size and type of shoes that will be stored. High heels, boots, and athletic shoes all require different storage solutions. Adjustable shelving or compartments can help accommodate different shoe sizes and styles.

Under stairs shoe and coat storage

Creating a Hallway Closet

Creating a hallway closet under the stairs can help to free up space in other areas of your home, such as your entryway or bedroom.

There are a few things to consider to create a hallway closet under the stairs. First, you’ll need to measure the space to determine what size closet you can fit. You’ll also need to decide on the type of door you want to use. A traditional hinged door may work, but an angled sliding door can be a great space-saving option.

Once you’ve determined the size and type of door, you can start planning the closet’s interior. Adding shelves, hooks, and a hanging rod can help to maximise the space and keep everything organised. You may also want to consider adding a bench or shoe rack for added functionality.

Benefits of Under Stairs Coat Storage

Fitted under stairs coat storage is a great option for several reasons:

  • It is a cost-effective way to increase your storage space.
  • It can be customised to fit your specific needs and preferences.
  • It makes use of an otherwise unused area in your home.
  • It keeps your coats, shoes and jackets organised and easily accessible.

Fitted Coat Storage Solutions in the UK

We understand the unique challenges of optimising home space in bustling UK cities like London, Manchester, Bristol, and beyond.

Fitted.Furniture, as one of the UK’s premier cabinet makers, specialises in providing bespoke fitted under stairs coat furniture solutions.

Our expertise extends to understanding the specific needs of UK homeowners, especially those living in vibrant cities where space is often at a premium.

We recognize the importance of creating storage solutions that are not only functional but also seamlessly blend with your home’s style and decor.

Bespoke Under Stairs Coat Storage

One popular option we offer is the installation of bespoke coat storage units that fit perfectly under the stairs. These tailor-made units can be designed to match the unique characteristics of your home and may include features such as shelves, hooks, and drawers.

Another approach we take is to transform the under stairs area into a dedicated coat closet. While this option may require more extensive renovation work, it provides a dedicated space for storing coats and jackets while adding value to your home.

Book a no-obligation free home measure appointment with our expert team, and we’ll take care of the rest. Our specialists will visit your home at your convenience to assess the under stairs space, discuss your specific needs, and offer design suggestions that align perfectly with your lifestyle.

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