Don't Overlook The Landing

Don't Overlook The Landing

Janie Lee
Aug 17, 2011

The landing is an often forgotten part of the house but don't overlook its potential. The third floor of our row home in D.C. has a large, light-filled landing that the previous owners left empty. We've been no better, leaving it empty or using it as a laundry staging area from time to time.

But I've decided to take advantage of the natural light and the extra square footage by creating a small reading and writing area for my children. If you're lucky enough to have a nice landing area, consider furnishing it with a chair, a nice painting, or a small bookcase of books. A small landing is a great place for a reading nook. A larger landing can even be turned into a bedroom like the charming bedroom we found when touring Meredith's Historic Farmhouse Dream.

(Image: Leah Moss)

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