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  • Parlour – It means a small room for guests away from the public rooms in an inn, club, etc. In a house, in old fashioned English, parlour meant the living room especially kept neat and tidy for reception of visitors.

  •  foyer – Foyer means a vestibule or entrance hall in a house or apartment. Foyer could also refer to the lobby of a theatre, hotel, or apartment house.

  • Lounge – A lobby or a living room might also be referred to as a lounge in a house. However, lounge also means a sofa for reclining, sometimes backless, having a headrest at one end.

  • Porch – A porch refers to a verandah. It is the open space or the extended enclosed space in front and on the sides of a building.

  • Lobby – It is a hall or a waiting room at or near the entrance to a building. It is a corridor or a vestibule which usually serve as a space to an entry into a larger room.

  • Attic – Attic is that part of a building, especially of a house, directly under a roof. It is a  story or room directly below the roof of a building, especially a house.

  • Portico – A structure consisting of a roof supported by columns or piers, usually attached to a building as a porch is called a portico.

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