My partner has a highset Queensland worker's cottage (PPOR) and the layout is not practical. We are looking for ways to reconfigure the layout to make better use of space, maybe by changing some walls around and adding windows. The front steps lead up to a vestibule, and then into a room in the centre of the house that has no windows, and four rooms leading off it. It is currently only used as a thoroughfare. I created a floor plan, but it is only roughly to scale. Street is to the south (top of image) Back yard to the north (bottom of image) The brightest area of the house is in the north west corner (bottom right), has louvres all around, and is used as a living area, but is very hot in the summer. Kitchen is in the bottom left.