I especially like the personal shoe storage under the bench I hate the shoes all over the floor in our house currently. DIY Foyer Bench and Coat Rack.tutorial including cut list and plans for bench with shoe storage
I love the idea of the pantry tucked up under the stair case. Lots of extra storage space. Shawna's Glamorous Custom Kitchen The walk in pantry is tucked into the staircase, complete with a custom made baking cart to shuttle ingredients back and forth!
Not that I have an empty closet, but i do like this."Closet Office" - Turn your un-used closet/reading nook into an office space. Maximize the little space with lots of shelving and storage *LIKE CORNER DESK/nook & shelving for office corner