If the stress of school is causing you to snap at your roommate, this guide will give you both some much needed space.
You Will Need
Spring-tension shower rod
Bed sheet or shower curtain
Bed canopy or mosquito net
Pocket door kit
Hospital curtains (optional)
STEP 1 Rearrange furniture
Use large bookcases and dressers to break up the room into separate areas or zones to study, sleep, and watch TV.
STEP 2 Use shower rods
Use spring-tension shower rods and curtains or simple bed sheets to create privacy areas.
Spring-tension shower rods don't require drilling or screws and can hold several pounds if using heavier curtains.
STEP 3 Purchase a hinged divider
Purchase a three-panel hinged divider to block light and muffle sounds; attach optional cork boards for more note-posting space.
STEP 4 Hang a bed canopy
Hang a bed canopy or mosquito net and reinforce it with a lightweight sheet to gain more privacy.
Check out a hospital supplies store for hospital curtains that can be mounted easily from a drop ceiling.
STEP 5 Build a false wall
Build a simple wood frame for a pocket door, cover it with drywall or soundproof tiles and temporarily bolt it to an existing wall using lag bolts.
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