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Why do American houses almost never make hallways?


Source: "Private sector" on Yandex.Zen

Entrance hall, corridor, vestibule - this is our everything. A rare traditional Russian house can do without a specially equipped room, where it is customary to take off your shoes and outerwear. What about this in the States? Channel author tells "Private Sector" on Yandex.Zen.

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Even in large houses with an area of ​​more than one hundred square meters, in most cases there is nothing like this. American houses have several bedrooms and bathrooms, dressing rooms, but there are no hallways and corridors familiar to Russians near the front door. Instead of an entrance hall, the houses have a living room with a dining area and a staircase leading to the second floor.

Why so, because not all of the United States can boast year-round warmth and the absence of snowy winters, and even Canada, even more so?

Yes, such is the tradition of planning American homes. Why? Let's try to figure it out.

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First, one should not think that there are no exceptions to this rule. They are there, especially where it can be cold and snowy. Secondly, we list the arguments that are not in favor of a hallway in an American home.

It's no secret that US residents are used to walking around the house in street shoes. The reason for this, again, besides tradition, is that the Americans, being on the street, almost do not come in contact with the usual dirt for us - the shoes almost always remain clean. Climate and environmental conditions also play a role - not everywhere, but in half of the US states there is no prolonged cold weather.

Cabinets and hangers for outerwear - there are also their own characteristics. It is generally believed that at the entrance to the American house it is enough to put a roomy shelf for shoes and a wardrobe for outerwear. Preference is given to stylish and practical built-in closet - built-in storage systems, and, if even simpler, wardrobes. Such cabinets can be organically fit into the interior, so that they will not spoil the appearance of the rooms of the house.

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And yet, the main thing in the question, whether a hall is needed in the house or not, comes down to one thing: the master is the master.

In the States, they are accustomed to do without our traditional premises, which cut off the residential area of ​​the house from the street - this is their choice, backed up by arguments sufficient for Americans.

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