Collection by Aileen Kwun

Staircases That Double As Extra Storage


These homes show that sometimes the best space-saving solutions can be found right under your nose—or feet.

A closer look at the shelving built into the staircase in the kitchen.
Sam Shah and Anne Suttles asked architect Kevin Alter to renovate their 1920s bungalow in Austin, Texas, and add an...
The wall beneath the stairs holds hidden storage, including an Enomatic wine dispenser and Sub-Zero refrigerated...
Photo by Osamu...
Zames carved out a small custom office area under the stairs that lead up to the roof.
Given the spatial constraints, the staircase leading to the upstairs loft needed to be a short and steep.
Of the seven steps in Michael Pozner’s not-quite-500-square-foot aerie in Greenwich Village, five contain drawers.
The apartment’s main stairwell, disguised as a Shaker cabinet–meets–Japanese tansu stair, houses storage for kitchen...