Made-to-Measure Alcove Storage

Bespoke Storage for Awkward Spaces


Alcoves can be large or small, deep or shallow, but they are usually an awkward space created by a chimney breast or quirky cottage layout. Older houses often have little nooks and crannies under the stairs, or in converted lofts and attics can end up as unused space filled with clutter. Triangular gaps, walls that are wonky and ceilings that are at an angle can all make it difficult to fully utilize a room.

Alcove storage can be located in any room but is most common in living rooms and bedrooms. Under-the-stairs storage has also become a popular way of utilizing an awkward alcove by creating spoke pull-out cupboards and drawers made to fit.

Wardrobes can be placed in alcoves when space is tight and you need to maximise storage without taking up valuable floor space. In a living room they could house a media unit, bookcase or a cupboard for hiding toys and clutter.

The interior alcove fittings can also vary between empty cupboard space, shelves, racks and rails so your storage solution is exactly what you need.

Alcove storage is often traditional in design and can be painted a feature colour, or more often, painted the wall colour so it blends in and makes the room feel more spacious.

Alcove cabinets or shelves can be a cost effective way of gaining extra space in a room where ready-made furniture just doesn’t fit. Badly fitting cabinets can have the opposite effect: making a space look awkward and cluttered.

Alcove storage also adds character and can work with a fireplace to create a strong focal point for a living area. Filling in uneven alcoves either side of a fireplace is a brilliant way to create extra storage and also making a feature of the room.

fitted bespoke bathroom design
green alcoves either side of a fireplace

Designing Alcove Storage


Frome Interiors has over 10 years of experience in designing and making bespoke alcove storage. We can help with smaller projects such as floating shelves or cupboards and larger designs for desks, media units and wardrobes, and under-the-stairs storage solutions.

The design process will start with a phone consultation with Charlotte where you can discuss your ideas and requirements. It is really important to us to understand exactly what you want to use the storage for, so we can accommodate your needs and ensure the internal design and fixtures meet your needs. 

Creative alcove storage solutions are limited only by your imagination. Wellington Boot storage in a lobby, vintage plate display, a hidden cocktail bar, under-the-stairs drawers, and fireplace alcoves are all projects we have worked on.

Once we have some rough dimensions, we can put together a drawing and price estimate. We can then arrange to visit your home and carry out a full survey, we will also sit down with you and run through all your storage requirements and make sure you are happy with all aspects of the design.

If you have any questions you can check out our FAQs or look at some of our previous projects in our portfolio.

They did an amazing job building two beautiful cupboards that looked like they'd always been there. They have made our rooms so much more functional and attractive all in one. I'd highly recommend them.


Immaculate work, very happy with the results and service provided. David, Charlotte and team are a professional operation and have been a pleasure to work with throughout.