The Corridor Cure: Part 1 – Introduction

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The Corridor Cure: Part 1 – Introduction

The Corridor Cure: Part 1 – Introduction

The issues to address in a typical corridor situation are as follows:

  1. The space is usually too long, too tall and too narrow
  2. Most corridors are boring and difficult to decorate
  3. There are sometimes too many doors and no windows
  4. There is usually no natural light or it may be much reduced
  5. There are usually no features or focal points
  6. There is no atmosphere or ambience whatsoever
  7. There is usually no vista or attractive view
  8. It is difficult to fit most furniture items

It is important to take into account that most corridors are heavy traffic areas with high footfall rates (even during the night) which means there is the issue of practicality for most homeowners.  As a result homeowners will often choose a hard floor covering as they believe this will be more practical, so there is a lack of comfort to any degree and the acoustics are poor. And of course there are no opportunities to use fabrics and soft furnishings if the space doesn’t have a window, so once again the opportunity is lost to soften the echo and absorb sound. In my blog I will address the issues listed above and give you tips and advice on how to redress the imbalance and introduce some style and ambience to your home.

Read the following articles in this series of my latest blog on The Corridor Cure and learn how to redress the imbalance of proportion, introduce style and add ambience:

The Corridor Cure: Part 2 – How to Visually Shorten the Length of a Corridor

The Corridor Cure: Part 3 – How to Visually Increase the Width of a Corridor 

The Corridor Cure: Part 4 – How to Visually Reduce the Height of a Corridor

The Corridor Cure: Part 5 – How to add style to a corridor

The Corridor Cure: Part 6 – A Visual Example

 

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