Your home, your haven, your sanctuary, the place where the way you feel is just as important as the functions each space perform. But, it can be hard to find your place to escape when rooms roll into each other.
Modern home layouts often combine the kitchen, dining and living area into a single space. This can make zoning the areas a challenge and create the feeling of a crowded space, while also limiting the privacy and seclusion of the individual rooms.
But how can you solve this problem in your own home as well as in your projects without needing to build another wall? In this article we outline a variety of clever and elegant ideas to separate rooms, which can provide cost-effective and flexible solutions.
Partition walls are a great way to segregate the rooms without the costly inclusion of structural walls. These kind of vertical dividers designed with the purpose of subdividing a portion of a room from another, meaning it doesn’t require a door. Generally, partition walls are non-load bearing walls and therefore easily constructed, and removed later if required.
The walls can be created using a variety of materials, but the most commonly used element is timber. Because partition walls are traditionally fixed and don’t act as a moveable object like doors, keep the slats open to provide light and air flow without compromising an open room design.
However, if you would like a non-static divider, wooden platforms can be fixed on pivots. This solution provides you with the flexibility of a section of privacy or one singular open zone.
You can use this as an opportunity to also add to the aesthetics of the room by creating a pattern with timber, paint, polish or even run LED strip lighting along the edges of the wood. This will add additional lighting to the room that is both energy efficient and individualistic.