If you have ever, or currently live, in a New York City or Los Angeles apartment, you know that you don’t get a lot of bang for your buck. Rent is very expensive in these major cities and for this reason, it is very common for people to share apartments with roommates. This helps relieve the financial burden on your pockets, but it sometimes comes at a great expense.
Living with roommates in not-so-private ways is fairly common when in college, but once you have gotten your college days out of your system, you most likely are looking for a quieter living environment that doesn’t involve regular parties, beer kegs, and drinking games. Always some exceptions, of course.
But in all reality, once you are living your adult life and trying to get your professional career rolling, roommates are great to have when it comes to sharing your apartment expenses, but not always great when you’re looking for some time alone and a little privacy.
Luckily there are solutions such as custom temporary walls or pressurized walls that enable you to divide a room in a way that doesn’t infringe your leasing agreement and look amazing at the same time. As a matter of fact, they are very difficult to distinguish from your apartment’s real walls, and offer far more privacy than curtains or make-shift room dividers do. Even soundproofing is an option!
If you want to even take further advantage of your room divider, there are companies that specialize in custom bookcase walls. The concept is the same in regards to not being permanent construction and not damaging your apartment’s floors and ceilings, but the major difference is that you are now not only dividing a room into two, but also adding some extra storage space. And hey, we all know you can’t go wrong with extra shelf space in small apartments. So why not kill to birds with one stone.
Here’s an example of what can be done with custom bookcase walls…
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