Entry #58, April 6, 2010
Hallways in the home never get thought of as a room, until you have your carpets cleaned, and they charge you as though they ARE a room! Hallways have unused potential for storage, display, and even as mudrooms. Let me show you how
you can maximize your hallway usage, and count them as an ‘extra’ room!
Display: Hallway tables can act as a wonderful display area for collectibles, pictures, lamps, and other items that would clutter another space. A front hallway table is a great place to drop your keys, and know where they are tomorrow!
My Deco has an article on how to make a hallway bigger and brighter. Remember hallways don’t have to be just a corridor to another space. Make it an experience on the way.
Storage: Maximize vertical space by putting shelving, and drawers to house books or display trophies and childhood memorabilia. Apartment Therapy has a post on hallway storage and how to maximize it. Have a hallway located beside a laundry room, that can fit cabinetry? Consider putting cleaning products, and laundry cleaners out-of-the-way, and out of sight.
Mudrooms: Remember our post on mudrooms? Large hallways and foyers make great mudrooms. A place to drop your things, store your coats and hats, and take a seat while putting on your shoes.