If you’re living in an apartment because you can’t afford or don’t want to rent a house, you likely have a smaller dwelling to reside in. While this may be a way to save money and give you more freedom from yard work, you may have to sacrifice in space. Thankfully, there are temporary walls that can transform your apartment into more space.
If you need an extra bedroom because a new little one is on the way, you may not be able to afford to move to a larger dwelling just yet. Temporary walls can provide you some more room so that everyone has their own space.
If you want an office at home but don’t have a private space, you can use a pressurized wall to give you that private space. There are many great reasons to use temporary wall systems. They will vary according to your personal needs.
You’ll find many regulations for buildings and you may have to discuss this with the management prior to installing temporary apartment walls. That will save you a lot of hassle down the road should the manager need to enter your unit. Always get the permission in writing so that you’ll have it if management changes or if there are any questions. Include detail that the temporary walls will be removed when you move out as well.
Pressurized walls are ideal to gain privacy in your new space. They don’t require any hardware and they are easy to install. They are held in their space with a pressure that is toward the floor and ceiling. In a few areas, these aren’t legal however in most, the building codes do allow for it.
** All photos courtesy of Wall 2 Wall NY company
These partial walls are ideal for anyone who can’t use a pressurized wall. They reach to approximately a foot beneath a ceiling so that taller persons can actually see over them. However, they still require no hardware. They don’t have a door however and this may present a few challenges.
Thankfully, there are several ways to create the cover for the area and a door. You can use curtains, window treatments and the like. Even a blanket or sheet will suffice (though it may not look as nice).
You can also use them as bookshelf walls and have additional storage space. This can be vital in smaller sized areas and apartments. Shelves can face one or both directions depending upon the unit that is purchased.
There are many great creative solutions for your specific living situation. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to solve your spacial problems. Once you have the wall installed you can sit back and enjoy more privacy and more freedom than before you had them installed. Since they are removable you’re free to change them around at any time and design and designate your own space. More and more apartment units are allowing such modifications as long as the walls don’t damage existing walls and are completely removable. This can allow you to live in a smaller dwelling for longer if you’re trying to save money.