My house is quite small. I'm not complaining because I love living here, I love my little old coastal house with its original 1930's doors and art deco fireplace. It feels more like home than any house I have ever lived in during my twenty five years of marriage, but I do lack storage and having an airing cupboard is something I really miss since downsizing. I'm always on the look out for space saving ideas so when Hubby suggested building me an airing cupboard over the stairs I jumped at it. We are yet to add a door or maybe a curtain, but it is great having a proper cupboard for my bed linen and tablecloths instead of having them shoved at the bottom of my wardrobe. I love it.
Hubby began by framing the cupboard and the interior shelving with 3x2 stud work that he bought from a local builders merchant for around £1.70 per piece for 2.4 metre lengths. He then added slated shelving, which was a roll of old bed slats. He found a left over piece of plasterboard from a previous job in his shed and he used that to box the cupboard in.
Voila, An airing cupboard on a budget!