Under stairs storage: Awesome and attractive - don't have the room or the funds for glass fronted drinks cabinet or display case? Build it into the understairs space, and it would be fairly easy to add lights.
I love the idea of the pantry tucked up under the stair case. Lots of extra storage space. Shawna's Glamorous Custom Kitchen The walk in pantry is tucked into the staircase, complete with a custom made baking cart to shuttle ingredients back and forth!