I like the design of these but not the cabinet door style. Combine this functionality with the pervious drawer style and you have a winner. Storage Spaces, Under Stairs Storage, Storage Cabinets, Basements Stairs, Stair Storage, Understairs, House, Great Ideas, Storage Ideas
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this is a wonderful way to economize your space, should you have that style of staircase. plus, it evokes one of those awesome "beauty and the beast"-style library ladders -- or are those just the fantastical imaginings of my inner nine-year-old? suffice it to say, had i been in belle's shoes, i would never have made it to the west wing.
Secret passageway! Cute idea if your house is designed properly. I remember a family friend's house had a hidden play room under their stairs. To get in, we crawled through a little door in their coat closet. Way fun for kids!