As we have a long house we have several entry points that each have their own problems. From draughty doorways sucking all the warm air out, to muddy boots left by doors and unsightly coats seen by anyone calling at our front door.
However, because of the size of the house I’m considering making some vestibule areas to counter these problems.
For those of you who don’t know what they are, they’re an area that links the entrance way to the main house. They can become a small bootroom style area, or can be more impressive depending on the style and layout of the house.
They work as a buffer between the temperature on the outside and on the inside too.
We are fortunate to have a large hallway, however although it’s layout has similarities to a vestibule layout, it falls short.
It has large double doors that provides privacy to the back of the house, you don’t see our stairway for example, but it keeps the two interior doors in this section opening onto the space. As the only radiator of the hallway is here all it does it lock the warm air in that section, where it can escape easily when the front door opens.
Added to that I like our staircase; it’s the mess under the stairs that’s a problem. That and the original, brown carpet stuck to the walls.
I’ll go into more details in my next post about the what and the why for this central areas vestibule. However we’re also thinking of making a dual purpose vestibule next to the will be kitchen.
In the meantime I thought I’d share these inspirational ones I found on Pinterest…