Anyone who knows me will also know how much I loath wasted space in a property. As far as I’m concerned, every square inch should have a definite purpose, be it practical or from an aesthetic/design perspective (which ultimately also equals practical if done well). So when we were building the new hallway cupboard I utilised the step in the wall to allow for a fitted shoe rack. Simple, easy and practical, but something very few builders, let alone architects, would even think about.