The hall that connects the kids' rooms to the rest of the house is really long. 28 feet long from door to door. It's hardwood, so I can hear when someone is walking down it (I've gotten so good I can tell which kid it is too!). I'd like to get a rug for it, but finding a runner that is long enough, not persian (weird flowery patterns, crazy colors, not my thing) and not $1000 is really difficult!!