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Previously I suggested that it's an abrupt experience to move directly from one room to another through a doorway. Moving through a transition space, like a hallway, allows you to get prepared for the next event, especially in small houses. Here are some tricks you can use to make the passage between separately defined rooms more graceful. Is It a Doorway or a Hall? An ordinary 4-inch stud wall can feel like a thin screen, especially if the door casings are narrow or absent. A thin wall provides little natural sense of enclosure, but if you make the walls thick, as in southern houses with brick walls, or southwestern houses made of adobe, then the walls take on