Open Up and Relocate Stairs
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The stairs to the basement in the 1950s ranches are always in the far corner
of the kitchen with that straight dark tunnel down.
This homeowner wanted to finish the basement and be more apart of the
upper house. She also wanted to open up the living area of the upper level
as well. So we relocated the stairs smack in the middle of the upper living
area while opening up the walls between the living/dining area, the kitchen
and a small side den with fireplace.
We finished the basement too, but for some reason I didn't get the
after pictures of that.