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    Need another bedroom for about one year. have enough space in an open space which is used as dinning room and family room right now. plan to set up a bedroom in the family room area. So needs to have something separate the dinning area and family room area. don't want to make it permanent. Any ideas?
    thanks,

  • #2
    Re: need suggestions to temporarily separate a room

    I don't know how fancy you want to get. Have you considered a portable partition or maybe some Shoji screens? I just did a google search and came up with about 10 pages of suggestions. Are you partitioning for privacy? Noise? Does the partition have to go to the ceiling? Do you need a door?

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    • #3
      Re: need suggestions to temporarily separate a room

      Yes to all of them. it might be a good idea to convert that space into a normal bedroom with walls and door. In the future, 5 or 6 years later, when we add another floor (now only one floor), we can remove those walls and door. If we do so, how to minimize the impact on the existing walls, floor and ceiling?

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      • #4
        Re: need suggestions to temporarily separate a room

        a curtain?

        depending on how it is done, if one does not cut the bottom plate on under the door, on the wall framing you will not have to fasten it overly secure, a few well placed screws should be all one needs, cut the top plate a 1" or so short of the celling and then use a few shims and a few screws, into some ceiling joists, should hold the wall, then use the wall material of your choice, if you want run some trim top and bottom if you do not want to blend the wall to the ceiling if dry wall is the wall of choice.

        If electricity is wanted in the new wall, one should be able to tie into an existing out let, on one of the existing permanent walls, (since it is a bed room you would probably have to change that circuit to a arc fault breaker if your under the new electrical code),

        http://www.askthebuilder.com/685_Tem...ion_Wall.shtml

        the other option I see is to use some office type dividers, there are company's that make custom units, and there are company's that make what is called a pressurized divider wall, (looks like there used in apartments in city's) this is just for example, http://thewallpeople.com/home.html or http://www.roomdividersny.com/Partition-Wall-Panel.htm it says they use some type of jacks to hold the wall in place,
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        • #5
          Re: need suggestions to temporarily separate a room

          Originally posted by BHD View Post
          a curtain?

          depending on how it is done, if one does not cut the bottom plate on under the door, on the wall framing you will not have to fasten it overly secure, a few well placed screws should be all one needs, cut the top plate a 1" or so short of the celling and then use a few shims and a few screws, into some ceiling joists, should hold the wall, then use the wall material of your choice, if you want run some trim top and bottom if you do not want to blend the wall to the ceiling if dry wall is the wall of choice.

          If electricity is wanted in the new wall, one should be able to tie into an existing out let, on one of the existing permanent walls, (since it is a bed room you would probably have to change that circuit to a arc fault breaker if your under the new electrical code),

          http://www.askthebuilder.com/685_Tem...ion_Wall.shtml

          the other option I see is to use some office type dividers, there are company's that make custom units, and there are company's that make what is called a pressurized divider wall, (looks like there used in apartments in city's) this is just for example, http://thewallpeople.com/home.html or http://www.roomdividersny.com/Partition-Wall-Panel.htm it says they use some type of jacks to hold the wall in place,
          Good advice, and if he runs his sheetrock horizontally there's only one joint to tape. A little molding covers top and bottom voids.

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          • #6
            Re: need suggestions to temporarily separate a room

            For temporary walls I kind of prefer to use metal studs. I’ll put them together with pop rivets and some drywall screws. It’s light and easy to dispose of later on.

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            • #7
              Re: need suggestions to temporarily separate a room

              Motel 6 has some long term stay hotels.

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              • #8
                Re: need suggestions to temporarily separate a room

                Yup, use metal studs and a few screw to the ceiling and floor and also use J bead on the drywall that meets walls and ceiling, then you won't have to tape and finish to the existing drywall/plaster. It will be so much easier to remove with J-bead in the future.

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