Turning dead space into living room
In an urban semi the best way to gain extra space is to head for the roof. And we created a lot of extra space. We built in a new staircase from the first floor landing, constructed a flat-roof dormer on one side to maximise the available space, added velux windows on the other the maximise the light, and put in a small bathroom to finish it off. The velux windows open out almost like a balcony, and the chimney breast has become an unusual focal point and feature of the room.
The result is stunning.