Shannon commented on my previous post and gave me an idea !
Shannon's suggestion was to put a wall into the back of the shop to deperate the tradesmans entrance.
Now this was my original idea , but when I tried it I realised the stairwell was narrower than the tradesmans door so the wall ended up joining the centre of the door ! ............not good .
I forgot allabout the idea until reading the comment this morning. here you can see I have simply used an extra corner shelf to block out the tradesmans entrance completely. This gives me a really nice shape to the shop, exactly how I had pictured it with the wall there.
BUT there is no wall. I wouldnt need one.
I would simply attach some architrave to the top of the shop shelves so you wouldnt see the small gap and the shop itself would look perfect.
The tradesman's door opens into a small passage way as you can see in the photo.It looks fine, a nice little oddly shaped corridor which I could put a light into and add some bits and pieces to make a little cubby hole.
The only problem is the fact it doesnt actually lead anywhere. You wouldnt really know that, but I would LOL and think it might annoy me.
So I need to decide what to do, does the shop shelving make up for the fact that the tradesmans entrance leads into a cubby hole with no escape ?
I could call it a storage area rather than a cubby hole, I have a door like this on the side of my own house that leads to what was once used as coal storage and where we now store the rabbits hay and straw so it is feasible.
Or I could pretend it leads somewhere and put a little desk in the back with a ledger etc. for taking stock and a little lamp.
I would love some opinions on this !