My name is Chuck Vierthaler and I am on this site looking for suggestions to improving the use of the floor space I have in my home. I posted a question concerning an idea: I would like to use the stair case to the basement as a hallway to the living room as well. I am semi-retired and have been considering my options to create a 2nd entry to the living room for some time. My background is sales and manufacturing. My post is under the heading of: Construction.