To refurbish a small “workers” house, this one bedroom maisonette situated in theback streets of Sliema, the brief was to maintain the existing features and give a new lease of life. The internal walls were demolished to create an open space living and the walls to the internal courtyard altered and replaced with floor to ceiling glass panels. This added natural light throughout the space. Custom made furniture, a wall to wall bench seating and kitchen cabinets that continued into a storage/library made maximum use of space. This layout allowed for a central space left free for entertaining.