This a pictorial of my progress especially the kitchen and modified entrance. I had remove the stair rail from the parlour wall/entrance and cut it so that it turned at a right angle towards towards the kitchen entry door. The entry hall became impractical so I extended the front wall of the lower tower entrance and lost about 50% of the porch. It made sense however as now the kitchen door is accessible via the entrance hall. I have enclosed that side portion of the porch and added a window so that there is better visibility into the hall. In the kitchen I laid down real stone floor and grouted it. I created a niche under the staisso as to house my hearth/stove.