Kitchens Under the Stairs

Small kitchens that work well sometimes take some design ingenuity. These kitchens under stairs are no exception:

Fitting a kitchen in under the stairs introduces a whole new layer of complexity when laying out its functions. What goes under the lowest part of the stair? What needs the coveted space with the most generous headroom?

Fitting it all in as if an intricate puzzle makes it oh so fun to study the examples above. We particularly admire the first image. The linear kitchen under the stairs has the dishwasher located at the lowest spot on the stair - an appliance at which you're generally leaning over to load/unload.

Do you see a kitchen under the stair as a great way to squeeze into an underused space or do you see it as rendering the kitchen unusable? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Related: Warm Arts and Crafts Kitchen (With Some Unusual Details)

(Images: DiggersList, Decodir, Poore & Co., Luxury Property, Anno 1900, Bleue Pi├Ęce, Linea Studio)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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