East Annex KitchenContemporary Kitchen, Toronto
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A transformed awkward corner Did the owners of this awkwardly shaped small kitchen let a staircase get in the way of their storage dreams? They did not. This pantry cupboard is so soothing to look at, largely because the design has made a beautiful virtue out of a tricky understairs area, turning a sloping triangle of unused space into a monochrome storage cupboard with Zen-like appeal.Neat white base units provide cupboard space for messy items, leaving the upper shelves free to display a choice selection of beautiful kitchen items. Under-cupboard lighting also elevates the items on the lower shelves from the ordinary to the extraordinary by spotlighting them, almost like treasured items in a museum. One for the minimalists.
Max out under the stairsThe area under the stairs is often poorly utilised, but there are a number of companies that provide excellent bespoke solutions to allow you to maximise this space. Drawers and cupboards can be created to store everything from shoes and sports equipment to umbrellas and bags. Here, the area has been used super efficiently to create a small study space and an overflow area for the kitchen.Find out how to make the most of the space under the stairs