Divide a Room Without Construction
LESLIE: Mel in Texas, you’ve got The Money Pit. What can we do for you today?
MEL: I have a sunroom in the back of my house that’s approximately – oh, approximately 30 feet long and about 13 feet wide. But what I want to do is divide this room…
MEL: … but I have tile on the floor and I don’t want to put something permanent in there that’s going to destroy those tiles.
LESLIE: Mel, do you care about putting some sort of attachments into the ceiling?
MEL: Well, it’s a slanted ceiling.
TOM: Well, there’s a good website called Divider.com that has some very artistic, very stylish room dividers that attach to the floor or the ceiling via expandable poles; kind of like a planter pole or one of those lights that has sort of the springy, you know, part on it.
LESLIE: And they would work great with a slanted ceiling because you could adjust the height as you sort of increase or decrease.
MEL: Wow, that’s super.
TOM: And they’re sold in plain, basic white; so you’re able to paint these, though, so they could look, actually, very, very stylish when you’re done. You could paint a pattern on it; you could paint it any shade you want. It’s a good option.
TOM: The problem with most dividers out there is there’s a lot that are very industrial-looking.
TOM: Like when you see a room divider like for a school or something like that. And then there’s sort of the folding wall kind of thing that looks like sort of an accordion closet door.
MEL: Yeah, I’ve seen – no, pass.
TOM: You know? And those really are not really that attractive.
LESLIE: Well, there are some decorative options with those ceiling-mounted or the top-of-the-door-jamb-mounted ones. A good website for that – although, because you have the slanted ceiling but a good website where you could see a good selection is IRoomDividers.com. There are a lot of ceiling-mounted options.
MEL: I can’t tell you how glad I am that I called you guys. I think you solved a problem for me. You’re a genius. (Leslie chuckles)
TOM: Well, thanks so much, Mel. We appreciate it.