I always hated all the wasted space under stairs.especially like the open shelves & the bed (great for a guest "room" spot under stairs in a finished basement) & the.well guess I really like them all! Wish I had stairs!
Jen of IHeart Organizing used a Home Depot stair tread cap and riser kit to transform the look of her staircase. (New wainscoting and paint, helped, too, of course.) See the staircase makeover reveal (Entry Step Basement Stairs)