We have a small pantry (if you can call it that) off the dining area that's in a nook under the stairs. It is a nightmare, but was way down on the list of things that needed to be done to this foreclosure we bought 3 years ago. We are just about finished building a bulk storage room off the laundry room, so I've finally emptied it and am ready to get cracking!
It looks to have originally been a coat closet, then a PO added these snazzy shelves out of 2x8s. Go ahead, laugh! I did every time I opened the door! And yes, that is the original carpet, which will be leaving shortly :o