Whatever the function of the connector space, it needs to be a gracious way for friends to enter the home.  Adding windows and glass in the door is helpful.  As shown in our floor plan, a back door can often be incorporated and direct access to the garage through this transitional space also works well for the homeowners.  We recommend the friend’s entry space to be wide enough for counters, benches, etc. on both sides of the door plus a walkway, which means about 8 feet in width. On the front elevation, a small covered porch invites friends walking by to enter here and be greeted without formalities.