Code-required widths for hallways vary by region and style. An L-shaped hallway, for example, is dark and closed in. In order to avoid the appearance of a dark hallway, you should consider uplighting and lighting. Using uplighting can help make a hallway appear wider. Here are some tips to make a 36-inch hallway appear wider. Keep in mind that framers won’t be able to get the door perfectly centered in the jamb.
Using uplighting to make a narrow hallway look larger
Using uplighting to make a small hallway appear larger can be a very effective way to add light to a hallway. This technique is particularly effective if the hallway is narrow and has no windows. It can also be used to create a more spacious feel by making the hallway appear wider. Here are a few tips for using uplighting to make a narrow hallway look larger:
L-shaped hallways are closed off and dark
Despite the narrowness of an L-shaped hallway, it does not have to be a dark, gloomy place. Adding patterned wallpaper to one wall can help distract your eyes and add structure to your hallway. Choosing the right wallpaper for this area will require a little thought. Keep in mind that the wallpaper you choose must not be too bright or too dark, and should be placed in an area that receives a good amount of sunlight.
There are certain requirements for Code-required hallway widths. For instance, hallways must have a minimum width of three feet, as required by law. In addition, hallways must be wide enough for at least one person to stand next to a gurney. Listed below are the minimum widths required for common areas. Read on to learn more about these requirements. This article is written to help you comply with Code-required hallway widths in your building.
Lighting in a 36-inch hallway
The first step in lighting a 36-inch hallway is to determine how much natural light the hallway will receive. In general, the length of a hallway should be less than four feet, but you can still install ceiling fixtures to add a little extra light to the space. Another great way to add natural light to a small hallway is to install skylights. If possible, consider installing windows. Otherwise, you can place art or photos on the walls.
Using chicane to make a narrow hallway look larger
Adding a patterned wallpaper to one wall can make a narrow hall seem wider. This technique is also known as tromp l’oeil, which means ‘colour drenching’ – painting all walls a certain colour. In addition to adding depth and structure to a narrow hallway, it can trick the eye into thinking the space between walls is wider. This trick is particularly effective if you have a small hallway.