Genius Kitchens: Space Saving Details for Small Kitchens via Apartment Therapy
Under stair storage - create a craft room right in that little space next to the stairs! All the storage you'll need will be right there, so the floor space if free for your work!
Kitchen pantry: "Pull-out pantry: The tall cabinets, on either side of the refrigerator, hold canned goods, baking supplies and snacks." from Taste of Home magazine
Master bedroom closet design - Master Bedroom Closet Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 12 OR, just effective pant storage and access in a small closet.