The back entry of the cottage is the most used entry on a daily basis, because the off-street parking is in the back of the cottage. Once you enter in the back door, you can walk straight ahead to a couple of steps up to the the kitchen, or you can turn left and go down to the basement.
This is the view from the kitchen to the back entry before we did anything to it except removed the door into the kitchen:
So this is facing toward the back door, you can see the red painted steps and landing in front of the exterior door. If you look careful, do you see how the landing isn’t as wide as the door is, (on the right side) as it is stepping down to the basement? Read on…