Highgate Family HomeContemporary Hallway & Landing, London
Super smart shoe storage which we designed and hand built into the under staircase space. Deliberately open fronted for quick and easy access.
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Open upAnother way to make the understairs area more accessible is to ditch the cupboard doors altogether in favour of open shelving. These cubbyholes have been designed by Ensoul to fit the household’s shoe collection perfectly. There are taller spaces for boots and smaller ones for shoes, and the open design makes it easy for the owners to take out their footwear and – importantly – put it back again.
Fill the void beneathIn a period home, it always makes sense to revamp the understairs cavity because those Victorians and Edwardians clearly didn’t have the vast shoe collections we do now. Even the smallest of spaces can be put to good use with some decent carpentry and a lick of paint, as here.
Alternatively, be inspired by another shoes-off-now solution. This under-stairs design is easy to access and has nooks suitable for everything from boots to sports shoes.Discover storage hacks for shoe hoarders
Open up the stair storageAn alternative to pull-out cupboards below the stairs (see above) is this shelving idea. Each cubbyhole is the perfect size for the family’s different footwear, which helps to keep the area organised. And the designers have deliberately kept the storage open-fronted for quick and easy access.
The space beneath the stairs has been transformed into neat and efficient bespoke shoe storage, which is open-fronted for easy access.It’s painted, along with the stairs, in a rich brown and offset with a striped runner.Woodwork painted in Knightsbridge, Little Greene. Rock ’n’ Roll Tainted Love striped runner, Alternative Flooring.