Woman turns empty under stair area into efficient pantry for just £50
- Kelly Sharp, 34, revamped the small room under her stairs
- Kelly turned the unused area into an efficient pantry
- The project cost her just £50
If you have an under stair area that’s empty and under-utilised, draw inspiration from this savvy mum.
Kelly Sharp, 34, a domestic cleaner and mum of two from Slough, decided to revamp the small room under her stairs to create a useful pantry area.
Kelly told moneysaving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "Myself and my husband moved in November and what with having two boys, one aged six and one aged 15, and with Christmas around the corner, we only had a very small budget.
"The kitchen had very minimal storage, so I thought I would turn my under stair cupboard into a pantry. I began to look for images to get a little inspiration from Pinterest and and Google.”
The project cost Kelly just £50, and took her about a week in between work hours, but has given her so much more space to store food and essentials.
“Overall, the cost was £50,” Kelly says. "I bought four white chipboards from B&Q costing around £40 and some right angle brackets costing £1 each.
"I also used the remainder of the paint from the kitchen as I wanted the two rooms to be blended together.
"I started by rubbing down the staircase with sand paper and then cut the shelving to the correct size.
“Then, I painted the staircase in white to make it fresh and airy, then painted the walls with Dulux blush pink, placed the brackets and attached them to the wall and screwed the shelves in place.”
Kelly is delighted with how her project has turned out and says having the pantry has made juggling everything at home a lot easier.
"I am very happy at the result and quite proud if I’m honest.
"It makes family life that little bit easier knowing that everything is in one place, and has freed up storage in the kitchen, and lets the kids help themselves when they need something.”
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “If your under stair cupboard is filled with clutter, here’s the perfect inspiration to clear it out and undertake some easy DIY.
"Kelly’s project cost her just £50 and resulted in a super useful pantry space, which takes pressure off bursting kitchen cupboards!
“If you’re not a DIY whizz, this is a fairly straightforward project to get started with - just look on Pinterest for inspiration, and head to YouTube for easy tutorials."
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