Houses are getting smaller by the day. I still remember the time when I thought 1,200 sq foot homes were small. Nowadays, we hear of condominiums or SOHO with just over 600 sq ft. To say the least, space is at a premium these days.
In Malaysia, most houses will make use of the space under the stairs. However, in the photo above, this is an alternative way to utilize that space. It is a good idea if the space beneath a stair is too small or too low to use as a storeroom.
If you plan on doing something similar for your home, remember that in Malaysia, we tend to mop our floors. So you have to take some precautions to prevent water damage to all those drawers and the things you want to store in them.