maybe you can do this for your house oaf? built-in storage in a loft space. I especially like the idea of shelves and drawers, but would need space to hang clothes too.maybe a custom/built-in wardrobe on the open end of the loft?
Under stairs storage: Awesome and attractive - don't have the room or the funds for glass fronted drinks cabinet or display case? Build it into the understairs space, and it would be fairly easy to add lights.