As the main door went into the old kitchen and through to the living room before reaching the hallway, I wanted to create a hallway straight from the main door. To do this we had to knock through the hall cupboard and block up the doorway between the original kitchen and living room.

The old kitchen essentially formed a new bedroom and half of the hallway.

We lived with it like a cave for a year and a half. The stop tap was on display, as was the gas meter, pipework, wiring, mismatched bits of flooring and breeze blocks.

The hallway is now twice the size, and L shaped.