The narrow Victorian entry hall normally has doors to the sitting room, dining room and kitchen. This layout doesn't naturally lend itself to today's preference for open-plan living, especially since many of us favor letting more natural light into our homes. With modern heating and insulation, we're not as concerned about drafts and dust from the front door, so opening the interior doors can be an easy solution. This hall has a partially glazed paneled door at the end. The door to the sitting room could also be removed entirely, creating a wider opening. This isn't totally out of step with the Victorian age, as the Arts and Crafts movement of that time did introduce the "living hall," a space that replaced the formal drawing room.