The biggest / most exciting thing to have happened to the house recently is that we have taken down the dividing wall in the hallway. I was keen to keep it up as long as possible as it protected us from the dust and cold but the electrician needed it to be moved.
So, we’ve gone from this:
You’ll see that due to the position of the kitchen door we’ve not taken the stairs all the way back but we’ve decided that we’d rather keep that extra space in the kitchen. We actually thought we were going to have to keep more of a dividing wall up but we’re really pleased with the results and the fact the stairs are open. We’ll re-do the banister in due course but at the moment it will have to stay like it is.