Hallways can be boring. They are nothing but a long corridor that works as a pathway to get you from one room to the next. Yeah sure you could decorate the walls with pictures and other home décor to make it not so boring, but in the end that just makes it a long corridor with pictures.
Why not break with tradition and break out the walls of your hallway and replace them with windows and patio doors?
Change the Feeling of the Hallway
Replacing the walls in your hallway with windows and patio doors change the feel from dark and boring to light and open. The windows and patio doors also allow you to see outside giving you a living piece of artwork to decorate your new hallway, especially if you plant a garden just outside of it with flowering bushes, trees and other plants that attract things like butterflies for you to be able to enjoy when you are walking down your new open hallway.
Increase Airflow through the Hallway
Hallways can get a little stuffy sometimes. There is usually no airflow unless windows are open in the rooms that connect to the hallway, and even then the doors to the rooms have to be open as well. With having windows and doors for your hallway walls, there will never be a reason for the hallway to be stuffy again.
Decrease Electricity Use in the Hallway
Because you will be letting in a lot of naturally light during the day, you won’t have to turn the hallway light on all the time to see when you are walking down it. Not having to use the hallway light during the day will help you cut back on your electric bill.
Use the Hallway as an Additional Patio Entry
Installing a patio door in a hallway can also give you a beautiful, additional exit out of your home to the outside. If you already have a patio outside in the general area of where this new door is, use the hallway door as a second way to get to the patio.
If the patio is not quite to where the new hallway door is, it will give you an excuse to expand your patio to reach this new door. Or a new patio door in your hallway can give you a reason to put in a patio to enjoy if you didn’t have one there already.