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Chany's picture

Hi, i have a half wall opening from my hallway leading into the dining room, however its right by the front door and in the winter everytime that door opens the cold draft goes right into where everyone is sitting. I did not want to go through the mess of closing it up to make a wall from ceiling to floor nor did I want to lose the light.  Would anyone know of what I could put there to stop this? I was even thinking of those glass blocks but thought that might look tacky.  The opening is 5ft by 4ft.  Any suggestions welcome. Thanks

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dytecture's picture

You can also look at having Plexiglass installed, they don't require any demolition at all and comes in different patterns and colors.

Chany's picture

Hi there, i think we shall be going for the etched glass look.  Our hallway is quite long so im not so worried about the coldness coming through there.  Thanks for everyones suggestions!!

gmcauley's picture

Hello Chany,

As I mentioned in my previous response, I think this would make a great question for our Ask A Designer page:

Good luck!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

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