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Anteroom is an architectural term referring to a small room or vestibule that serves as an entryway or transitional space between the exterior and the main interior of a building, or between two larger rooms. Historically, anterooms have been used in various contexts, such as in grand houses, where they functioned as a waiting area for visitors before being received in the main reception room. In modern design, anterooms are often employed as a buffer zone to maintain privacy, reduce noise, or control access to the main room. They can also serve practical purposes, such as providing a space for removing and storing outerwear or footwear. The design of an anteroom often reflects the architectural style and purpose of the building, with features such as seating, storage, and decorative elements that create a welcoming and functional transitional space. Anterooms are commonly found in both residential and commercial settings, including private homes, offices, hotels, and public buildings.

entrance, foyer, lobby, vestibule, waiting room

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