I am very fortunate to have plenty of storage in our home – wardrobes in each bedroom, walk-in corner pantry, several large drawers in the kitchen as well as underbench cupboards plus a tall cupboard in the laundry.
As if that was not enough, I seized the opportunity to have another cupboard near the foot of the internal staircase. This space had housed the hot water system but became vacant when we installed a solar hot water service not long after we bought the house. Fast forward a few years and we were having renovations done to the bathroom and kitchen so I asked the cabinetmaker to create a built-in storage cupboard in the empty alcove opposite the foot of the stairs.
Today I was reminded of just how useful this space has proved to be over the years. I took everything out and cleaned it thoroughly before sorting and re-arranging the contents. The majority of the space houses the buckets which I use to store the bulk quantities of dry goods. They are certainly not all full but it is great to have the opportunity to store the excess.
When it was built the shelves were intentionally spaced to allow 2 buckets to be stacked on top of each other. The lowest shelf is high enough to allow the camping refrigerator to be stored on the floor.
A couple of simple doors keep this all of out sight.
It does not take a lot of space to create some really useful storage.