stair storage, four styles

With stairs rather than ladders accessing sleeping lofts, more people seem attracted to tiny and small house living opportunities. Yet stairs take up valuable square footage, so the space around them should perform double-duty.

Stair storage concepts start with the steps and move to open space beneath them. Storage also may be open to view or well-concealed. In all instances, we appreciate the practical solutions and eye candy.

Using stairs as dresser drawers is a best practice, as seen in one straightforward and solid ascent to the sleeping area. This version is located in a Manhattan apartment. (Dwell)

Using stairs as dresser drawers is a best practice, as seen in one straightfoward and solid ascent to the sleeping area. This version is located in a Manhattan apartment. (Dwell)

With an artful and geometric arrangement of open shelving beneath the stairs, storage gets maximized in this house on wheels. (hOMe, tinyhousebuild.com)

With an artful and geometric arrangement of open shelving beneath the stairs, storage gets maximized in this tiny house on wheels. (hOMe, tinyhousebuild.com)

Here's something different: crates are installed for stairs and small items in a new house on wheels. The family dog accesses the loft easily, too. (Tiny House Giant Journey)

Here’s something different: crates are installed for stairs and small items in a new house on wheels. The family dog accesses the loft easily, too. (Tiny House Giant Journey)

In a Brooklyn apartment, under-stair storage is hidden within a sleek, white wall integrating the staircase. Kitchen items get stored within these walls. (Dwell)

In a Brooklyn apartment, under-stair storage is hidden within a sleek, white wall integrating the staircase. Kitchen items get stored within these walls. (Dwell)

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