How to Enclose Utility Area in Entryway?

How to Enclose Utility Area in Entryway?

Janel Laban
May 18, 2010

Q: I was hoping someone would have some advice for me on an older condo I've applied to rent. It's got great space and potential but there is one thing that is just bugging me and I don't know what i'd do to live with it once I move in. The photo (larger one below) is taken inside the unit looking back at the entrance, and that big long curtain right beside the door is hiding a washer/dryer and a bit of vacuum/broom space behind it.
The first time I walked in it weirded me out…

…not knowing what was hiding behind it, and it still bothers me even though I now know, it's just awkward having a curtain constricting the entrance area, it somehow seems to make it a bit claustrophobic. Since I'd be renting I really wouldn't want to install anything expensive, I was thinking those long straight ikea curtain panels on the rail system, maybe 4 or 5, but that's still not cheap at $20 a panel.

Let me know if you have any great ideas! I know you do :)

Sent by April

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