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:
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.
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!
Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son 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.
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