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Gotta Have It, Installment # 3

What a brilliant idea. Must share this idea from a Blog named: Unclutterer. Unclutterer is the blog about getting and staying organized. “A place for everything, and everything in its place” is it’s gospel.
In the interest of safety, I would want the opening from the top, a hinged flip top stair lid. If one wanted these drawers as shown here, be sure to think in terms of safety. I would specify magnetic catches, or earthquake latches to prevent a drawer from opening forward on its own and tripping the unsuspecting user. With many stairs equipped with center stingers, a single drawer may not be an option but two drawers can be installed in place of one. This would be great for retrofitting the last two stairs.



Laurie Burke, connected to the design and construction industry since 1996. A seasoned residential kitchen and bath design specialist , Laurie has designed thousands of kitchens & baths as well as other cabinetry projects requiring technical precision in design drafting utilizing state of the art 2020 software for creating accurate plans and elevations. Through on- going product knowledge training and a desire to always stay current with an evolving marketplace, Laurie Burke maintains a strong command of knowing the appropriate Fit & Finish materials required for a residential remodel to meet the budget, the timeline of a project and a client's need for a finished product that meets their satisfaction. Kitchen Designer by trade, foodie, techie, weekend traveler for fun. For more information contact me at

4 thoughts on “Gotta Have It, Installment # 3

  1. Wow, safety would really be an issue. There should definitely be some kind of prevention latches and perhaps the ‘drawers’ should be spring-loaded so that one has to hold it open while placing or fetching items. The drawers could also make a sound and ‘beep’ while open and/or light-up brightly whenever open to alert people. In any case have your guests/visitors sign a waiver before staying overnight.


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