In this paper we present a general method to study stochastic equations for a broader class of driving noises. We explain the main principles of this approach in the case of stochastic differential equations driven by a Wiener process. As a result we construct strong solutions of Itô equations with discontinuous and even functional coefficients. We point out that our construction of solutions does not rely on a pathwise uniqueness argument. Further we find that solutions of a larger class of Itô diffusions actually live in a Fréchet space, which is substantially smaller than the Meyer-Watanabe test function space.