There is a smaller open area at the bottom of the stairs that they used for a playroom. They had an old schoolhouse chalkboard and storage cubes along the walls. We'd like to take the storage one step further and have built-in shelving under the stairs.
Currently the area looks like this:
A pretty good blank slate to start with. I didn't take a picture of the closet under the stairs but it looks something like this (though full of paint cans, luggage, and rolled up area rugs).
I'm picturing doing something like this.
Unfortunately, I think Tom is picturing something more like this.
I'm hoping for fewer coolers and sleeping bags,
and more knick-knacks and pretty wicker baskets.
Do you think that if I post enough pictures I'll convince him? :-)