Storing the Step Ladder

Yesterday's high kitchen storage post led us to the inevitable: shopping around for step stools. But once you have a step stool for reaching those high cabinets, you probably aren't going to have it out all the time. So, where do you store it in between uses?These are four ways to store a kitchen step stool that are convenient and keep the stool out of the way when not in use. Plus, a few are so hidden that the owner is probably the only one privy to their whereabouts!

1 in Kevin Sharkey's kitchen, a Polder ladder is hidden away in a toe kick drawer.
2 This slim step stool has its own concealed cabinet at the end of an island.
3 Bar-height seating doubles as a step stool in this oak piece from Artists in Heaven.
4 There's always that space between the fridge and the wall, especially if your stool is as slim as this one from Williams Sonoma.

Do you have a step stool in your kitchen? Where do you store it when it's not in use?

Related: Good Product: Folding Step Stool

(Images: Martha Stewart, GardenWeb, Artists in Heaven, Not Martha)

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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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