Current live in flip has a carpeted platform in the stairwell where a dormer window is. The previous owner was using it as a reading nook for their kids, however there isn’t an actual step to it, so they were just hiking their leg to crawl up in there. I’m looking into if it would be possible to remove the platform altogether, as I’m redesigning/opening up the stairwell anyway, and below the platform is the entry; so it would make a nice two story entry. However, if that ends up not being feasible, I have no idea what my plan b would be. Open to any suggestions y’all have to make use of or church up the space. I hate wasted space, so I’d love for it to be functional if possible, but at the very least “pretty”. Farmhouse style house. TIA!