Reconfiguring the first floor of this older home and adding just 20 square feet of space at the back and enclosing a balcony allowed for a more welcoming entry, open sightlines, an updated kitchen, and fixing a stairway issue. On the reconfigured second level, we relocated and updated both bathrooms, and reconfigured some rooms and closets to create a larger child’s room and better home office. We kept many of the original features of the 1915 house.