Adding more rooms is one thing but re-configuring the existing to make the most of the new is where the real work is. This two storey side extension introduces well-proportioned rooms for a main bed upstairs and living room downstairs, with new glazing to match the existing. A clever reconfiguration of the awkward entrance and narrow stairwell became a welcoming hall leading upstairs to a bright open landing. We added a modern bathroom by converting the box bedroom. The real difference came with the addition of a roof light over the landing to bring in much needed light and a sense of space and height. So everything just works better now. Updated services and insulated walls mean it’s more energy efficient too. Last but not least, the unused side passage became a new storage shed for all the outdoor gear.