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How to Widen Your Hallway When Building a New Home

This hallway looks and feels wider than it actually is. The open rise stair creates a sense of space and the natural light flows in through the window sidelights at the end of the hallway, which can make the staircase feel nearly transparent. How much of an affect does this have in this home? Just imagine a solid staircase cutting off the view. 

One of the constant challenges we work with in Toronto is that most lots are long and narrow. Houses by default can also feel long, narrow and dark. Creating a light funnel down the center of the house is a great way to brighten things up and an open staircase like the one pictured here is onetechnique that we like to use when renovating or building our new custom homes.