I’m a home designer. A client asked me to draw up plans for a no-frills, simple duplex. I sent my first draft, which the client deemed to be too big.
Client: I’d really like to get rid of any hallways. Hallways are just wasted space. I’m sending you a sketch I did that shrinks the square footage and eliminates all hallways.
Me: Okay, here’s a draft with no hallway.
Client: I don’t like how all the rooms open up to the living room.
Me: Well, with such a small footprint, it’s really about the only thing you can do. You said you wanted to eliminate the hallway.
Client: I sent you a sketch. Can you make it look like that?
He drew in a hallway that takes up 1/3 of the living room.