Optimize understairs space for storage under stairs

Extra storage space is always a good use at home. You should learn and understand all the available options to equip a living space with the maximum level of comfort without much effort and cost. For example, you can easily use the space under the basement stairs. The space under the stairs is the area that is used without use. It will take some time to adapt to this zone. You can also turn to professionals to help you create the best storage space. Create the type of space that suits your preferences.

Materials and tools

You can use various materials and solutions to arrange the space under the stairs. Usually, every home master has all these tools at home. You will need a drill, saw, spatula, and grinder to work. It would be best to use a level and other measurement tools.

As materials, you will need to use unique panels and fasteners. You also need to take care of the choice of bedside tables. You can use special paint, putty, and other decorative materials to decorate and create an attractive design. 

Design features

You can use the original design to arrange the space under the stairs with your own hands. The construction process usually takes little time if you have the appropriate skills. To organize an accessible storage space, you must use a minimum set of materials and solutions.

Arrangement of the wall and opening the door

Lacquered fitted hallway wardrobes

First, you must equip the wall and carry out preparatory work to build a closet in the hallway. Among the main work you need to do the following:

  • Detach the plinth and remove the interfering partitions.
  • All partitions can be cut out. You also need to check if a communication line can be damaged.
  • If sockets exist, you need to move them so that nothing interferes.

It is necessary to redo the door opening system the future design features. It is essential to correctly divide the space into several parts of the same width. As a result, everyone can properly use the entire living area to individual preferences and features. It is necessary to provide fastening so that it is placed vertically. All retractable elements must be installed on a pre-prepared mount. 

Installation of support elements

Next, you need to install the supporting elements. To do this, you need to pick up sufficiently strong screws. For fastening, you can use glue and special tools. Screw sizes vary depending on the characteristics of the fasteners.

Next, you need to attach the supporting elements to the prepared grooves directly. To do this, you can use screws and special construction glue. Skeleton elements can be used to ensure that all structural elements of the plate are optimally positioned. It is necessary to make supports, so the box does not get stuck on the guidelines. 

Sheathing and template development

 Next, you need to use unique design options for arranging bedside tables. You need to use the optimal amount of equipment. The front side is just designed to install the exterior design. Using a primer, it is necessary to level the surface for further processing.

Next, you must make a template to install the bedside table on the inner panel. You can use plywood or any other materials you wish to do this.

Installation of drawers

Next, you need to measure the width of the structure for installing the boxes. It is necessary to measure the depth of the space under the stairs and then measure the width and other design parameters. It is required to make each box with a small margin in such a way as to ensure optimal installation. Next, it remains to glue all the boxes to provide an optimal storage system.

Sanding and using frames

Next, you need to use the frame to mount it to the general panel of the structure. It is necessary to install the guides in the passages in such a way as to ensure the highest quality and reliable fastening of the principles. You need to use a grinder to remove the remaining traces of processing and uneven parts. All surfaces must be carefully prepared for subsequent processing. Next, you need to process the frames in such a way as to ensure sufficient fastening of all elements. You should use a level to make the result as accurate as possible. You also should learn the characteristics of vertical elements in advance.

Any empty parts must be covered with putty. All holes must be processed in such a way as to ensure the highest quality result. 

Facade sanding and finishing touches

It remains to polish the elements of the facade to create the optimal design of the block. You can use a grinder for this. All sharp corners should be as level as possible. The fronts of the drawers should be painted in the color of the built-in wardrobe design in the space under the stairs. You can use a primer and several coats of paint. Using a unique paint material is essential to create the best effect. The back side requires moderate painting. Enough base coverage.

It remains to install the boxes made. They need to be mounted on guidelines. Next, you need to use gaskets to ensure smooth movement of the structure along the guidelines by the individual tasks of each.

You must use several screws and fasteners explicitly designed for this structure to fix the facades. Use unique front panels and spacers, leaving enough rails to ensure a secure fit. You also need to align the bedside table’s location with the guides’ parameters. After installation, the screws must be screwed in to ensure a secure fit.

Next, you need to attach the front decorative panels of the built-in wardrobe cabinets. External fasteners are used to hide the functionality of the unit. Before completing work, it is necessary to check the reliability of all pins in the room. 


Assembling a dressing room in the hallway on your own will be easy. To do this, just read the basic instructions. If necessary, you can always turn to specialists who will help you design the installation individually for specific tasks.

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