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Question DetailsAsked on 9/23/2013

How much it would cost typically to split a long room into 2? could be a wall frame or sliding doors. economical?

My living room is lengthy and want to split it into 2 rooms. just wondering the available options at minimum expense.

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Options from roughly most expensive to cheapest - metal or wood divider panels (solid or latticework) or bookshelves/display shelves or part walls with pocket doors to close rest of opening $20-100/SF, glass or mirrors (highly variable price depending on manufacture) but typically $20-25/SF on up, planters, sliding overlapping panel or tri-fold or multifold doors or hanging individual wood/vinyl strip panel drapes around $10-20/SF, standard drywall walls (either stub walls or all the way across with rectangular or arched opening) at probably about $10/SF complete and painted, half-walls either bare or with spindle or lattice to ceiling (or love beads if you are a hippie at heart) or as window-seat bench seating for about the same, runner drapes (sliding on overhead tracks) about the same, fiberglass/plastic lattice or decorative dividers, ceiling-mounted valence, tied-back drapes, gauze pass-through dividers, multi-plant macrame type hanging plant curtains on each side, etc.

Google phrases like mid-room dividers or mid-room drapes for more ideas, and check out home decorating and interior design magazine websites.

Remember, the more permanent the change, the more likely you will disinterst future buyers at resale time - wals are esxpensive to remove and fix walls/ceilings, drapes and suspended folding doors and such are pretty easy to take out and repair the hanger holes.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD

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