2009 Idea Home: Chicago Remodel
Make an entrance
Idea Home: The new front foyer is a generous, welcoming space with an open staircase and expansive views to the living areas. We set it apart architecturally with a dividing ceiling soffit as a transition to the living room. Once old walls came down, we found space to tuck a coat closet in the stairway turn and add custom ledges that go up the staircase. A Design Within Reach acrylic "Ghost" chair offers extra seating but virtually vanishes in the room.
Your home: Rethink your entry. Does it welcome you home? Can you see into adjacent rooms? Is it a clearly defined transition space? Is there a nearby closet? Is there glass in or around the door to let in daylight? Although small, your foyer makes the important first interior impression of your home.