I have seen a growing number of elegant and creative under-the-stairs storage solutions recently. Some make use of the negative space underneath the staircase, while others transform the stairs themselves into drawers and cubbyholes.
Renters may not be able to implement these custom solutions, but the area can still be put to good use. It’s the perfect spot for a desk, bench, bookcase, or reading nook. If the area is enclosed, well… your landlord is missing out on a good bet!
Sources: 1) Mikki Home Design 2) Tom Stringer Design Partners 3) Billinkoff Architecture via Houzz 4) Zugai Strudwick Architects via Houzz 5) Holly Marder via Houzz 6) Specht Harpman Architects via Houzz