When we first built this place, I anticipated the space under the basement stairs would turn into one of these.
Well, it's been 5 years. If we wait much longer, I'll have to build this for my grandchildren. Then, my friend did something similar to this in her stairwell, and I fell in love. Fell. in. love.
There's always the basket option. Very pretty, but let's remember. I fell in love. I can't necessarily cheat on the drawers at this point.
I considered this for a moment. Then I realized I don't drink. Well, not enough to actually use it. I would just feel cool to pull it out, only to realize it'd be stocked with juice boxes and pop.
Back to the crockpot. If I turn the handles 7/8" and raise the pan next to it at a 48 degree angle, it fits just fine. But wouldn't it look better in something like this? Noticing their crockpot yet? Don't get me started on the platters! Pure genius.
And, of course, all my non-perishables would be in beautiful containers like these. And my door would be painted with chalkboard paint. And I would have white dishes that dust themselves.
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let's remember my reality. This is what my pantry would resemble--sort of. Mine's bigger. It can fit a crockpot.
So what d'ya think? Are you using your under-stair-storage area? And by "using", I don't mean, do you have pillows stuffed in between the studs and sheets hanging from the ceiling to make it into a fort. I mean using. :-)