Having a home in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, sometimes means that you have to give up the luxury of having lots of space. For this family of six, it was our mission to improve the function of every level of their home and make it feel as spacious as possible. Located in the Little Harbor neighborhood, the original part of the home needed to be blended in seamlessly to the additions we created so the house would feel cohesive and have a comfortable flow across all three levels. Although it’s rare in this neighborhood, the home features a new two-car garage and lots of storage space on the ground level. The first floor is the main hub of the home, with a large family room, living room, dining room, spacious kitchen, bar area, and foyer; the second floor is dedicated to three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a master suite; and the third floor boasts another two bedrooms. With a traditional style that leans toward transitional, we used inset Cherry cabinets with Shaker doors, soapstone countertops, fixtures from Kohler, Cabot stained shingles, and a soft linen white paint palette.