Turning loft into bedroom

Old 02-08-10, 10:43 AM
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Turning loft into bedroom

I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this, but...

We're trying to rent out our lofted space as a bedroom (to college students). Right now, it's an open space with a guard rail overlooking the living room. We don't really want to build a wall as, A) it would be fairly difficult or expensive for us, and B) it would block out the natural light coming in from the living room's windows.

Our idea is to install some sort of sliding curtain or panel system so that the occupant can open it up when they would like and close it at night when they sleep (or want privacy). Ideally, this would block light and sound when necessary.

Any ideas?

Here's a link to what the space looks like:

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Here's a link to the floor plan:
Old 02-08-10, 01:51 PM
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Not a pro on this, but the place to start is your local code office. Rules and regulations vary concerning living space, especially bedrooms, so you need to know your rules. I understand that people often want to make changes like this in as simple as possible a manner, but due to insurance and liability issues, it is important to do it right.


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