OK, here is a fun one ... Client wants to reclaim the empty space under an existing curved staircase to use for an extended pantry from the kitchen. The picture is as close as I can approximate the situation since the stairs are finished and walls enclosed. Have not yet opened the wall but the arrow approximates the location of the new entry that we are considering. In fact, it might be to the right so the entry can be taller. This will require re-framing the support for the staircase. What ideas do you have to make sure this is structurally sound. I see a header across the impacted studs at the entry point using king and jack studs. Might possibly add some new blocks to stabilize the side studs. OK guys! What do you think??