Under the Staircase Design Ideas
Peter Walsh transforms an asymmetrical under-the-staircase junk repository into a thoroughly organized storage space for essentials.
By Meredith Bryan
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the August 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
When the volume of one category exceeds its allotted space, Sohal must make choices, trashing the excess art supplies or storing them elsewhere. Home maintenance items will live on a nifty rolling cart Walsh has brought along to make the space more versatile—but this cart, too, is finite, so Sohal chooses a few lightbulbs from her extensive stash and sends the rest to the garage. When all the items that serve the closet's designated purpose—kids' toys, home supplies, and reusable shopping bags—have been stocked in bins, Walsh gives Sohal the go-ahead to store her husband's small bin, her yoga mat, and a few bike helmets in the remaining space. But that's it. "If you don't maintain a clear idea of what lives here," he warns Sohal, "you'll be back where you started in two months."
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