How to divide a small studio apartment without building a wall

When it comes to dividing a small studio into a smaller compartment for privacy, many people think of building the wall as a solution but it's not always a feasible choice for rental unit. Below are some ideas of room dividers that you can steal for your projects.

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Divide + conquer the smallest of spaces with this hinged tri-panel room divider in a ladder design you can hang towels, clothing, accessories + even plants from!

Divide + conquer the smallest of spaces with this hinged tri-panel room divider in a ladder design you can hang towels, clothing, accessories + even plants from!

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Use wood to create eco-friendly spaces for a healthier, easier living. This divider creates a room inside an existing room without separating light and furniture placement between enclosed spaces. Designed and Manufactured in Denmark. Material: Solid White Oak Body and Structure

Use wood to create eco-friendly spaces for a healthier, easier living. This divider creates a room inside an existing room without separating light and furniture placement between enclosed spaces. Designed and Manufactured in Denmark. Material: Solid White Oak Body and Structure

Why we shall avoid using wood pallets for our interiors

Okay, here's the deal, I came across a blogger rant a few months back about why we should absolutely NOT be using rescued pallets in our interiors for things like a DIY wood pallet bed or flooring. The arguments are compelling indeed and have made me re-think all those 'pallet projects' I've promoted over the years. 

Consider the history of recycled wood pallets

  • They are "exposed to water, all manner of vermin and insects" and bird droppings.

  • They are often treated with chemicals to make them resistant to fungus, mold, and insects

Think about E. coli & Listeria

Wood Pallets are susceptible to fungi

Other concerns when considering a wood pallet bed

  • Think pallets made of engineered wood and cardboard might be a better option? Think again; they're oftentimes loaded with formaldehyde. 

  • Engineered wood and cardboard are also notable harbingers of 'creepy crawlies' like cockroaches. 

  • Also of concern is the stuff shipped on the pallets, which could include noxious items that off-gas themselves.

But MY pallet is SAFE. Maybe not

  • You used only kiln dried pallets. Great, but left in any damp & warm situation (see rainy pic above) for any amount of time and they become a breeding ground for mold.

  • You sanded and washed your pallets. Great, but boring insects and chemicals might still be in there.

  • You know where your pallets came from. Great, but companies reuse pallets all the time. 

So, that's the argument in a nutshell and it's a total buzzkill! BUT it's also a very compelling argument that is hard to dismiss. To read the entire article, follow this jump.

Source: Internet