8 Under-eaves Storage Ideas for Your Loft Conversion
Make the most of those awkward spots beneath your sloped ceiling with these brilliant solutions
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Make the most of the whole area by slotting a tall wardrobe next to a shorter piece of storage. Here, the designers have built a dressing table with drawers beneath the lowest part of the sloping ceiling. It’s an ideal way to maximise that awkward spot, as the area is mostly used while sitting down.
On the left is a floor-to-ceiling wardrobe, which makes effective use of the higher space.
If you’ve installed a dormer window in your loft conversion, make the most of the layout by incorporating some efficient storage in the space. Here, the designers have built a shelving area beneath the eaves that can be accessed from two sides.
By building out like this, the homeowners have lost the floor area below, but as this space is largely redundant, it makes sense to use it for storage.
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The area next to the dormer window in this loft conversion has been used in a different way. The designers have combined a tall cabinet with a low corner unit that runs along two walls.
The unit stops where the ceiling meets the wall, which provides a handy flat surface for the owner to use.
A neat way to utilise the space beneath the eaves is to build cabinets all the way along. Here, a row of cupboards is a practical use of the area, and the handleless design of the doors keeps the look minimal.
When designing storage for your loft space, it can be a good idea to choose streamlined surfaces, so they ‘disappear’ and maintain the calm feel of the room.
Here’s another example of using both the low area and the higher zone alongside. This time, the designers have built bookshelves in the sloped section, which are easy to access from the bed.
The stepped design follows the line of the ceiling and adds interest to the space.
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The design of this loft apartment makes use of every inch of space, with the tiny nook below the eaves being kitted out with handy bookshelves.
Lighting has been incorporated into the area, which gives a cosy feel to the nook. The books add character to the room and contrast with the minimal look elsewhere.
If you’re able to keep things tidy, an open storage area could be the way to go. Here, the designer has used the space either side of the chimney breast to incorporate shelves.
The architect worked with a joiner to tailor the plywood shelves to fit the owner’s belongings perfectly.
This neat design has utilised both sloping ceilings to incorporate a mix of different storage options.
There’s a wardrobe, some angled shoe shelves, a few pull-out baskets and even a low cupboard in the corner. It’s a practical use of space that adds an attractive feature to the room.
Which of these storage ideas would you consider for your own loft conversion? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.