10 Radical Staircases for Tight Spaces
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When space is tight, a clever strategy is to utilize the staircase for storage, seating—even sliding. To see more, go to Storage: Understairs Solutions .; also see Storage: Kitchens Under the Stairs . Above: Danish company Kokken Skaberne specializes in space-saving staircases and kitchens. Above three photos: Italian architect Francesco Librizzi created this "almost 2-D frame that leads to a sleeping platform in a 1900 house." Photo by Giovanna Silva . Above: A built-in reading alcove; via My Ideal Home . Above: A bar by architect David Sarti, via Dwell . Above: Built-in bicycle racks in a staircase designed by Postgreen Architects; via Dwell . Above: A staircase unit by Netherlands-based Studio Ina and Matt features built-in shelving opportunities. Above: A shelving system by Brooklyn-based Workstead doubles as a ladder leading to a sleeping loft. Above: A staircase by architect Alex Michaelis ; to see more, go to Children's Rooms: Indoor Climbing and Sliding Spaces . Above: A set of drawers does double duty as a staircase in this bedroom in Sweden, first spotted on Purple Area (image via Elle Interior). Above: In a Scandinavian-inspired house by Kathryn Tyler of Linea Studio , the staircase serves as kitchen shelving. N.B. To see more images of staircases, go to our Room Gallery .