How To: Build a DIY Wall / Door in Your Shared Dorm Room!

Thankfully, it's been a very, very long time since I shared a dorm room. But I still remember my heart dropping when I saw the absurdly tiny room I had to share my freshman year (we were stuck with the smallest room on the floor). All to say, it would have been dreamy if my roommate and I could have figured out a way to build a wall/door within our space to give us a break from each other. Check out the "after" photo below the jump...

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We spotted this idea on Instructables. I'm sure that building a wall and door within your dorm room is against the rules, to say the least, but imagine the improved quality of life if you could get away with it! This particular design is great because the door slides instead of opening on a hinge. Plus, the creator claims that it cuts down on noise transmission by 60%!

For more information check out the video below and for step by step building instructions, click here.

So have at it kids - create a divide between you and your roommate! You can always open the door when you want to bond.

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