Hiding under the Stairs

The moment I saw this one, the first thing that came to mind was, "How come I didn't think of it?" But I soon realised that that is the way the world runs. Some people think up these absolutely brilliant ideas, while others, (like me) write about them.

Fair enough.

Before my readers start wondering, what this latest new idea is, it's Unicraft Joinery's ‘under the staircase drawers ' that I am raving about. Now I am one of those people for whom storage space is never enough. And I throw out ‘junk' almost every second month. But with a house full of kids and pets, the junk just keeps piling up. And some of the stuff, I really don't want to throw.

Now here is where I can store it. The Australian company, Unicraft Joinery has conceptualised storage space in one of the most obvious places. But it's a neater and more stylish arrangement that the good old under stair cupboards. With these drawers one can store, neatly, anything from books to woollens, to knick knacks, even linen.

So any of you out there who are building their homes, or renovating, give this unique idea a thought. I am sure you'll love it.

I for one am waiting for the next renovation in my home.

Here is the contact information for the company.

Via: inhabitat.com

Aditi Simlai Tiwari
Lifestyle writer
Jul 29, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

LOVE IT!!!!!!

my response disappeared--oh, well.

Jul 29, 2007
by Gloria Campos
Gloria Campos's picture


I love this idea! Great find! 

Jul 30, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Brilliant Idea

Damn. Now that is one novel storage idea.

Jul 31, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Great Idea!!!... but what if

Great Idea!!!... but what if someone leaves the drawer open during the night and someone else comes down the stairs and trips on it? Do those lights in the picture automatically turn on when you open the drawer so you can see that the drawer is open no matter what time of day it is?

Aug 2, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

You Aren't Being Pessimistic!

I was thinking about how the weight of the objects in the shelves would affect the structural integrity of the stairs--making them a hazard.  You are probably right--as opposed to being pessimistic.

 IF the stairs were strong enough and could pass building codes, the storage space is something that many/most homeowners would appreciate.

Aug 3, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

will be limited to the

will be limited to the number of "straight" steps you have though (drawer can't be opened on an angle-turn). but it's a great idea.

Dec 20, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)



Nov 24, 2008
by Anonymous

Thanks of post.

Very enlightening thanks for the material