A small "bump-out" adds square footage to a tight breakfast area and provides bench seating. (table shown removed)
A kid's 'reading niche' is created under the basement stair.
A properly finished basement can disguise both a plumbing stack and a structural column in architectural ways.
A convenient second floor laundry area hides a built-in ironing board, display for kids' artwork, medicine cabinet and 3 bins for dirty laundry.
A second floor laundry was created by tucking the washer/dryer under the stairs.
By capturing space above a set of stairs, two adjacent bedrooms were each provided with an 18" deep built-in dresser; the bottom drawer is actually a fixed panel to accommodate the sloped ceiling of the stairs.