6 amazing space saving staircases for tiny homes

If you're tight for space, your staircase might be a little frustrating sometimes. Stairs can take up a lot of room, but you can actually use that to your advantage! Whether you want to install a new staircase or just spruce up the space under an existing one, you have options.
The classic solution is to fill the void under the stairs with a closet, but there's an abundance of more interesting possibilities.  Here are 6 incredible staircases that are truly meeting their full potential.
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1. Bookshelf
This gorgeous staircase is a must-have for all the book lovers out there. Your books won't have to hide away in boxes under the bed, and your stairs will become the focal point of the room!
2. Spiral staircase
This cute spiral staircase from Eestairs is an incredibly clever way to save space. Thanks to the design that's centered around a single pole, it takes up only 3 square feet! Tuck it away in the corner, and you'll hardly notice it's there. 
3. Reading nook
Staircases are often built against external walls, and architect Jon R. Saylor of Saylor Owens Kerr Design Studio perfectly demonstrates how to take full advantage of that. A simple day bed like this one provides an awesome place to relax, read, or nap. It might even become your new favorite part of the house! 
4. All the storage you'll need
Inspired by traditional Japanese design, this staircase cabinet will make sure you're using every inch of space you have. It was custom-built by architect Kotaro Anzai, and the number of cupboards and drawers he's managed to squeeze in is mind-boggling. With a staircase like this, you'd have no excuse for clutter!
5. Children's playhouse
If you're artistically inclined, you can transform the space under your stairs into the ultimate playhouse for your kids! Jennifer Campbell of J Campbell Interiors designed this playful space freehand, using materials from Ikea. Learn how she did it here.
6. Storage cabinets
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These sliding storage shelves are the perfect place to tuck away everything you don't need on display. The taller ones might be hard for children to reach, but you could assign one shelf to each member of the family!
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