Creative shelving above the stairs adds entryway storage in a fresh way.
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7. Stair shelves Building shelving or compartments into your staircase can be a smart, architectural approach to saving space. But if you don’t already have them, they aren’t very easy to tack on.Shelving that sits on a staircase is another story. If your home has a relatively wide staircase eating up a chunk of your square footage, steal some of that space back by building compartmentalised shelves on top of them. You can have cubbies in different sizes for bags, shoes, books, baskets, the works. Now you won’t need to cut into a cramped foyer, as all the storage you need will be mere steps away.
If the entrance to your home is through a staircase, you can set it off by using the base, landing, and even the walls to store shoes, carry bags and other paraphernalia of going out. Or you can simply have floor stands and shoe racks to fulfil the purpose. This will let you reduce clutter around the main door.