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davisbeans's picture

We are creating an open concept main floor and are trying to create a barrier between our entrance way and our dining area.  We are thinking a half wall with a pillar but are wondering if there are other options.  We don't want to build a complete wall as then we will lose light from the front door.  Are there other options.  I don't think a glass brick wall would be good either.
Any suggestions would be helpful.  I tried uploading our floor plans and or a picture but it doesn't work.

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dytecture's picture

Perhaps a bench or something low will create visual barrier into the dining room.

april_luv's picture

 if you dont want to put  permanent wall because you dont want to lose the light at front door then try this one, place a big cabinet in between. because with this, you can still have the light that you wanted. maybe this will work.

gmcauley's picture

Hello Elizabeth,

You may want to check out the following blog posts, articles and videos for tips on dividing an open-concept area like your entrance and dining room:

Help, I Have No Mudroom!

Dividing Large Rooms

DIY Upholstery-Backed Divider

Photo Gallery: Industrial-Chic Interiors

Online TV: Condo Update

Online TV: Dining Room Furniture

I hope that helps! Good luck!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at




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