Storing the Step Ladder

updated Jun 5, 2019
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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?

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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