useful stairs. can have tambour doors covering the shelves (to hide clutter without getting in the way) and cover steps with underlay and soft carpet. add a handrail. perfect design for a tiny home. easy DIY.
Build smarter, not bigger. If you are considering a major home renovation, look closely at your available space before adding to the footprint of your home. Could a loft be added above the living room? Could an unused extra half-bath make way for that sunroom you really want? Staying within the current footprint of your home will keep energy consumption to a minimum and likely save you some money as well.