Here bookshelves are built-in at the top of a stairwell, however, you can purchase a bookcase like this on the cheap and use it as a room divider or in an entry way. Add a plant, lamp or candles on top and a tray for keys and voila. A nice room divider on entryway with storage. A small bookcase like this with glass doors would be tres chic. Shop for bargains and dress it up.
bi-fold doors...love this idea...would be cool to use across a garage door opening in the summer if you are using the garage as a room for parties...it would have to open towards the inside, and store to one side of the garage doors
Construct a perfectly functional office under the basement stairs with built-in cabinetry and convenient open shelving to store bills and household paperwork. Save space and stay organized all under one staircase.