This is an example of how we designed small structural changes to create space and improve the flow within a home.
In the original layout, usable floor space and the position of furniture in the sitting room was restricted because the staircase rose from this room. The location of the stair access was moved to the room on the other side, by cutting a new opening in the wall at the bottom of the stairs. A new stud wall was formed to block up the existing opening and bannisters, allowing furniture to then be placed in this part of the sitting room. Space previously wasted under the stairs was opened up to create an alcove, providing valuable extra floor area.