Making the most of wasted space under the stairs

When Louise Stock and her family first laid eyes on the smart detached house in Norfolk that they now call home, they fell in love with the place. So much so, that they put aside a requirement for a dedicated room to house all the toys of the younger members of the clan, and moved in as soon as possible!

They called in Sharps to help transform the awkward, wasted space under the stairs, into the perfect place to store all of the stuff no one knows where to put!

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Over a year on, Louise recalls, “on walking into the house we entered a beautiful, big, spacious hallway – and immediately felt we could compromise on having a playroom, as there was plenty of space here for the kid’s stuff.“


However, as the weeks and months went on, Louise became frustrated at the clutter, “we used to just pile up shoes, handbags and toys in the corner underneath the stairs.” Then, one evening, inspiration struck – Louise and her husband realised that they could utilise that now-not-so-empty space under the stairs by having bespoke doors fitted. A case of out-of-sight, out-of-mind!


“We got a few quotes from local carpenters,” says Louise. “But, to be honest, we weren’t really that happy with the designs that they came up with.” The Stocks had heard of Sharps before and seen the TV adverts, so arranged a free home design visit to see about having bespoke fitted wardrobes installed under their stairs. 

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