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Five reasons why shutters make ideal under stair storage doors

There is no doubt that the cost of living and rise in house prices has forced many UK homeowners to be very cautious with their spending. Many homeowners are choosing to improve their homes rather than move and one of the best ways to do this is to add storage space. In fact, research has shown that many homebuyers would pay a premium for extra storage space to house the growing list of belongings we seem to need for our busy, modern day-to-day lives.

If utilised well, under stair storage can be a great way to keep everyday items which would otherwise be cluttering the hall out of sight, whilst storing them away in an organised manner with easy access when needed. All those wellies, bags, helmets, toys, prams, pet toys, shoes, coats, umbrellas clogging up your hallway will be a thing of the past!

While there are many under stair storage solutions to choose from, you may not have considered shutters for your under stair storage doors.  Shutters can indeed be an excellent choice for under stair cupboard doors to several reasons. Here are our five key reasons:

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Space optimisation

Under stair spaces are often irregularly shaped and have limited access points. Our shutters are custom-built to fit these unique spaces perfectly, maximising the storage area while providing easy access. Their design allows them to be neatly tucked away when open, minimising obstruction in the surrounding area.

Aesthetics and integration

Shutters can be designed to match the existing interior design and style of your home. Whether you prefer a rustic, modern, or traditional look, shutters can be customised in terms of colour, material, and finish to seamlessly integrate with your space’s overall aesthetics. This ensures that the under stair storage doors don’t look out of place or disrupt the visual harmony of the room. We have an extensive range of custom colours, but if you still can’t find the shade you need, we offer a colour-matching service to accommodate your requirements.

Ventilation and airflow

Under stair areas can often become stuffy or lack proper ventilation. Shutters with adjustable louvres or slats allow you to control the airflow, helping to prevent mustiness and creating a more comfortable environment. This can be particularly useful if you plan to store items which require proper ventilation, such as shoes or sports equipment.

Easy access and security

Shutters provide quick and easy access to your under stair storage, allowing you to retrieve items without the need for large swinging doors which might be cumbersome in tight spaces. Additionally, shutters can be equipped with locks or other security measures to keep your stored items safe. Check out our security shutter range for more information.

Customisation and functionality

Shutters offer a high level of customisation in terms of design and functionality. You can choose between different types of shutters, such as solid door, louvred, bi-fold, sliding, or hinged, based on your space constraints and preferences. Additionally, if you have specific storage needs, shutters can be designed with any built-in shelving, hooks, or compartments you have installed to help optimise the storage capacity and organisation.

When considering shutters for under stair storage doors, we always recommend working with a skilled carpenter or professional shutter company like us, who can tailor the design to your specific space and needs. This way, you can ensure that your under stair storage not only serves a practical purpose but also enhances the overall aesthetics and functionality of your home.

Don’t forget, we don’t just specialise in shutter doors for under the stairs, we can craft made-to-measure shutter doors and panels for wardrobes, interior doors, French doors, bi-fold doors, balconies, cupboards, windows, or any other standard or bespoke shaped area which you would like covered.

Our standard lead time is currently between 14-16 weeks from order to installation. We also offer an express delivery option of approximately 6-7 weeks from order to installation. An additional surcharge will be applied should you follow this route. Request an appointment and we’ll look forward to talking with you.

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