House Rules Are Your Home's Finger Prints

741 WordsFeb 18, 20183 Pages
“House Rules are your Homes Finger Prints” Visual privacy is linked, in my mind, to who can look in. To examine public/private spaces, I began by counting windows. My belief is that windows, as it is merely a pane of glass, allows people to look inside. By determining where the windows are, public/private spaces could be determined. For the most part, each room has a window, except the kitchen, the basement bathroom, the closets, and the other storage spaces. In the basement, the windows are small and horizontal and low to the ground. In order to look through them, one would have to walk to one side of the house, drop into a low crouch, and then look in. In the main floor, the windows are large, allow for plenty of light, and are what my mother calls ‘bay windows’. The kitchen, while it technically does not have any windows, directly borders the informal dining room. As there is only a sink and some counter space acting as a border between the two rooms, the kitchen receives plenty of sunshine from the informal dining room. All of the windows have Venetian blinds. Usually, the blinds are folded up. They are brought down when the sun is high. On the top floor, each room has a window. In three of the rooms, there are indoor shutters that allow one to control how much light is allowed in or out. The master bedroom has green curtains. The placement of the windows, and their coverings, plays a role in areas that are public or private from outsiders. The placement of the

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