Good Questions: How To Separate My Bedroom for $500

Good Questions: How To Separate My Bedroom for $500

Maxwell Ryan
Sep 12, 2006

Hello AT,

I just saw a show on HGTV featuring an Atlanta 1-bedroom condo with the most creative structural design I've seen for a simple 1-bedroom apartment (see pic at left).

I'm buying a studio Co-Op in DC in a couple of weeks, and I'm trying to find the best way to block off a section for my bed (a "bedroom" area) without taking up too much space. It's a small studio (just under 400 square feet) that doesn't get much light at all, so anything to maintain an airy feel would be great....

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I love the circular wall that only goes up halfway to the ceiling in the condo pictured; I think it gives the most space for the bedroom area as well as the living area.

I'd love to do something like the condo shown on HGTV's "Design to Sell" (I've attached pictures of the bedroom area), but can't afford to spend more than $1000 on the bedroom enclosure. Ideally, I'd like to spend under $500 because I'm a graduate student with no income outside of school.


PS: The pictures I've attached are of the Atlanta condo (1 showing the bedroom from the living room view, the 2nd showing the bedroom wall from the bedroom view); I've also attached a floorplan of my studio.

Dear Parwana,

The best thing we can think of for $500 is to use hospital curtain track and curtains that will pull around your bedroom (just like Lenny Kravitz does!).

Here's a link for Hospital Track and curtains we would get from IKEA, where they sell them very long.

Anyone else?

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