Create an Entryway with a Partial Wall

Have you ever lived in a tiny apartment without a proper entry? If so, you'll know what I mean when I say that it can feel too abrupt to enter a home without a moment for a breather between "outside" and "inside". Here's one idea for creating an entry where there is none. Click through for one more inspiring image:

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Build a partial-height wall! I can't tell you how many high-ceilinged studios I've seen in chopped up old brownstones that are simply a room with no entry. In that situation, you're left to your own devices to create a space that receives you when you enter the apartment. In this example, a partial wall with shelves screens the immediate view from the rest of the room. And it provides a little storage space, visual interest, and sense of enclosure when you walk through the door.

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What have you done to create an entry in an entry-less apartment? Would you find this solution would solve the problem? Let us know in the comments below!

Images: Côté Maison

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.