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Converting One Room Into Two

If you’re dealing with a potentially large space within your home but you feel as if you aren’t utilizing it to the best of your ability, you may want to consider converting your large room into two separate rooms instead. There are many reasons why you may want to do this, depending on the overall location of the room within your household. Some people prefer to do it in order to separate one bedroom into two so that there is extra room for another person to live there. Other people prefer to do it in order to separate a large living room into a small living room and a small den area. Regardless of what your reasons for converting one room into two may be, it is very easy to do.

For a very large room, it may be a good idea to invest in a long row of sheers or curtains which can be hung from the top center of the room. This allows for individuals to separate the room easily and then pull the curtains aside when they want to interact with each other or remove the barrier when entertaining. This works fairly well for situations where you are separating a living room into two separate areas where a den may be necessary. The curtain idea also tends to work well for large bedrooms, though there are many people who would prefer to use actual room separators as an alternative. Room separators work just as well as curtains, however, the main issues is that they tend to be more costly and they don’t provide as much privacy as curtains do.

Individuals who are more experienced with dealing with masonry and other related aspects of remodeling may want to consider actually building a separator to create the barrier between a living room and den. Although this may seem like a drastic measure, there are many people who have been able to successful showcase this aspect of room separation within their household. If you do not feel comfortable with handling this aspect on your own, you may want to consider contacting a local contractor instead. Despite how it is generally cheaper for you to handle this type of project on your own, if you have any doubts about your ability to create the room separator correctly, investing in the services of a contractor is ultimately the best choice.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.