I have a dark corridor which opens to the living room on one end, and along
it's way open to two bed rooms and a bathroom on one side, a closet on the
other side, and ends at the door to the master bedroom. This corridor is
very dark and it's already painted white.
Any idea how to brighten it up? I may find a brighter white but it may not
help much. I am thinking in one of the bedrooms that may be I can open
several holes. Glass blocks to pass the light through? But the wall is an
interior wall so it's only 4" thick and glass blocks are thicker than that.
Plus I need to open pretty big holes in order to add in horizontal 2x4 to
hold any kind of heavy stuff.
Any idea would be appreciated.
<< >Any idea how to brighten it up?
Turn on a light.
Or add a hallway light. Since many electrical codes require outlets in
hallways, these duplex outlets can be replaced with a dedicated combination
lamp/outlet such as the Pass & Seymour TM8HWL-ICC. It has automatic light
sensing shutoff and uses LED's that will probably last 20 years or so.
Transoms have been used for many years. In most homes today, they need
If you don't have another floor above, try a light tube (a type of high
tech skylight) there are several brands and names.
Turn on and/or add a light.
One trick of the eye that I saw recently on one of those home improvement
stations is to paint the lower half of the corridor a slightly darker
colour. This supposedly creates the illusion of more openness. You could
probably get an idea of the effect by taping a few sheets of bristol board
to the lower wall.
"orangetrader" ( firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
"For it is only of the new one grows tired. Of the old one never tires."
-- Kierkegaard, _Repetition_
James Owens, Ottawa, Canada
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