Storage underfoot. That's one way to make the most of the space underneath the stairs. We spied this idea in one of the Chinese home decor mags we picked up on the trip. See a close up under the cut:
This type of storage offers easy access to what's in the pull out plastic drawers. A great use if it's near a home office so that you could store all of your materials. COuld also be a great place to store winter clothes in the summer, or summer clothes in the winter. We're impressed that in such a small space, the storage still looks clean and crisp.