A common complaint heard from clients living in old houses is that certain rooms are never used; they become wasted spaces. The reason: they are closed off, they are more formal and they are not a part of the natural circulation within the house – out of sight, out of mind. We believe that when a space is seen and appreciated daily, it feels used and becomes integrated into one’s life. So through a conscious design effort, we control the circulation path from the first to the second floors. Also, in keeping with the proportions of traditional rooms, we solve the “closed off” feeling by creating larger doorways, which create visual accessibility and views. When those rooms are opened up and reinserted into the daily circulation path, they are seen, appreciated and not only feel used but are often used more frequently.