Now I have a ballroom I’m thinking about a grand staircase. Something like the one in Beauty and the Beast or Cindarella.
The staircase might fit in the old dining area. It would turn one of the upstairs bedrooms into a shower room, but it would look fab! I’m thinking something heavy in oak rather than the modern staircase in the renderings.
Space is tight for a grand staircase. But it would be a great opportunity to merge that awkward pillar into an actual wall. I tried to avoid winders on the first landing but I’ll need them if I want to keep the outside door.
I’m very much in the thinking phase. It would fix a lot of problems upstairs at the cost of a bedroom. Though it would make another bedroom more useable, add another WC, and give me a window in my shower room. Downstairs I can position the Ladies behind the stairs and then add a new en-suite guest bedroom downstairs where the toilets were.
More much later. At the moment I’ve decided it is a bad idea.