Last month we considered the problem
of adding space to a typical New
England Cape Cod without compromising
the original structure's basic
lines, particularly from the front. We
came up with a two-story, gabled addition
set at right angles to the rear of
the original house (see Figure 1). this
month we'll consider how to create a
floor plan that makes the best use of
the new space.
To begin, we need to have in mind
a good general plan for improvements.
These might include:
• Maintain the front entry (there is
nothing worse than an unused front
door) but expand it and add a draft
lobby if necessary.
• Open up the stairway and make it