November 12, 2012
Left: Hidden space under the stairs can become an unorganized storage catchall. Right: Space under the stairs has been transformed into a well-designed wine pantry that suits the home’s architecture and décor.
You are looking for space to pile up books and magazines that doesn’t look cluttered or junky. You’d like to tuck in a desk for your computer that doesn’t need to be cleared off when you decide to eat. A comfy chair would be lovely to curl up in and read in a quiet corner. But where? Finding a precious few feet of livable or storable space is a constant challenge, but it is there for you if you do a bit of investigating, and yes, sorting through what you have.