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Gallery Of Staircases With Built-In Shelving Units

The best place to add extra shelving is alongside or underneath stairs. There’s plenty of space to go around and you can get pretty creative with stair shelves.

I’ve packed this gallery full of ideas from different staircase extensions featuring side shelving for books, household items, and general bric-a-brac.

Take a look and see what you think!

Staircase Bookshelf

white terrace staircase bookshelf
Credit to Optimise Design

Staggered Shelves

built in shelves staircase unit
Credit to South Peak

Cottage Stairs

small shelving units along stairs
Credit to Nicola O’Mara Interior Design

Full-Wall Shelving

detailed wooden shelves staircase
Credit to Creative Woodwork

Staircase Library

dark library shelves staircase
Credit to Zodiac Design

SF Bay Home

san francisco valley shelving stairs
Credit to Bruce Damonte, designed by Yamamar Design

Lake House Shelves

staircase and shelf cubbies lakehouse
Credit to Tatjana Plitt, designed by Inbetween Architecture

Bright & Colorful

colorful kids staircase shelving
Credit to Metcalfe Architecture & Design

Eclectic Living Room

custom flooring dark shelving stairs
Credit to Hitt Oak Ltd

Seattle Shelf Stairs

book shelving alongside staircase
Credit to Malia Campbell, designed by Nicole Demers-Changelo

Mid-Century Reno

mid-century home staircase bookshelf revamp
Credit to Bruce Damonte, designed by Koch Architects, Inc.

Sidelined Shelving

light oak stairs bookcase shelving unit
Credit to Emily Hagopian, designed by Leger Wanaselja Architecture

Light & Bright

bright shelving staircase combo
Credit to Ben Hosking Photography, designed by Rebecca Naughtin Architect
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