Colin has been working on what will be an organizer in the hallway at the top of the stairs. We hope it is an aesthetic transition between wainscoting and plain wall as well as a good use of space. When the house was still two units, we installed wainscoting in the hallway and stairway, but we decided not to continue the wainscoting in the upstairs hall.. Removing the wall at the top of the stairs (and the door to the upstairs unit) made the wall a bit of a mess. We hope this solves both issues. It is a little fiddly because the floor slopes down, but after a coat of paint, no one will notice. We plan on putting hooks on the horizontal board that is just above the height of the wainscoting and a pinboard in the large space above.