Now that you've worked out a way to use that empty space under your stairs, here's another tip for small and sometimes impractical areas of a house: turn them into a utility area. Contrary to what you might think, a laundry room really doesn't need to be humongous. That room that wouldn't be big enough for a second bathroom? It will be perfect to wash and iron all your clothes. That corner in the kitchen that you're not sure how to use? It will fit a washing machine, and maybe even a dryer. That weird cupboard space in the corridor? Add a sliding door and it will hide your dirty laundry. All you really need is a little bit of imagination, and the following pictures will give you all the inspiration you need.