a.1.Of or pertaining to the kitchen, or the servants' quarters; hence, subordinate; menial.
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On the ground floor there is an entrance storm porch, spacious reception hall with understair WC, two reception rooms, morning room and a kitchen.
The fire investigation has identified the point of origin as a ground floor understair cupboard, with the cause thought to be an electrical short circuit.
What's the deal: Spacious family accommodation with porch, hall with understair storage cupboard, lounge, open-plan dining room, conservatory, breakfast room and fitted kitchen.
Hallway, main lounge that is open plan to dining room, stairway from hall with understair cupboard, family room/bedroom with double French doors to fitted kitchen.
In many older houses such a cupboard would make an ideal understair cloakroom but plumbing in a WC could prove difficult because the soil stack is awkwardly placed meaning expensive and disruptive building work to lay gravity fed drainage to the sewer.
Features include a lounge, as well as a sitting room with understair cupboard.
The breakfasting kitchen includes an understair storage cupboard and access to a driveway and garage which provide off street parking.
The property includes an entrance hallway with understair storage, lounge with living flame fire, and kitchen/breakfast room.
Both homes comprise a hall, living room, kitchen-diner, utility room, cloakroom and understair storage.
They received a call from the occupier of the semi-detached house reporting an electrical fusebox on fire in the understairs cupboard.
The dining area includes understairs storage, cable connections, access to the utility room which has space for appliances and a door to the attractive conservatory, constructed in the stretched Edwardian design.
Image: TOSU Web Photography TACKLE THE UNDERSTAIRS CUPBOARD You know the drill: a bulky item needs home, it won't fit anywhere else, so it's added to the unruly pile of other bulky items under the stairs.