Another idea for storage under the stairs...this gives me all kinds of ideas!! Not to get my husband on board!!
I think we could easily convert the stairs leading to our cellar into a pantry. From Martha: have your local home store cut 1-by-4s in decreasing lengths. Give them a coat of semigloss paint to make them easy to wipe clean. Then hang them (spaced about a foot apart) with metal L brackets.
Basement WOW (notice the bunk beds built right in) painted ceiling, bright colors, area rugs, efficient