The most common reason for renovating a home or office is for ore space, additional rooms. There are many times that the renovation process is simply not possible. This can be for budget reasons, lack of time or not owning the property. So as designers we get creative with creating that extra space without actually adding any space. One way to accomplish this is to divide a large space into two or more spaces. You can do this with drapery or furniture pieces. Here are some images of different ways to divide up a space.

For super small spaces use wood panels to define areas.

For super small spaces use wood panels to define areas.

Think outside of the box a define space with architectural materials.

Think outside of the box a define space with architectural materials.

Break up an office with double sides bookcase/drawers.

Break up an office with double sides bookcase/drawers.

Define space in unique ways with curves.

Define space in unique ways with curves.

Fabric can divide a room but keep it soft and welcoming.

Fabric can divide a room but keep it soft and welcoming.

A double sided bookcase can be great storage and defines a space.

A double sided bookcase can be great storage and defines a space.

So the next time you can’t go through the renovation process think outside the box to create additional rooms in you home or office.

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4 Comments on “When renovating is not an option

  1. This is a great post for renters! I used panels (with the KVARTAL track system) from IKEA to separate my office from my living room…I’ll be saving this post for my next rental home!

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