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For years, renters have used temporary walls to subdivide apartments into affordable slices for roommates. But due to a fire-safety-related crackdown by the city, many management companies and landlords no longer permit walls that reach the ceiling. Enter the bookshelf wall, like those pictured above. They don't reach the ceiling--typically topping out about a foot below--so they are technically considered furniture.

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How to Build a Temporary Wall

If you need to divide a shared kids' room or transform a corner alcove into a home office, then a temporary wall may be just the ticket. Here's how to build one.

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How to Build a Temporary Wall

If you need to divide a shared kids' room or transform a corner alcove into a home office, then a temporary wall may be just the ticket. Here's how to build one.

Handmade Primitive Room Divider / Movable Wall / Screen made from Antique Looking Wood - 5' 10" Tall with Three Panels - Beautiful

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Interior Obsessions - Relaxed Grey

floating wall..[ I love the idea of interior movable vs permanent walls (being thermal) ..need to integrate in design ] More

SoHo Loft with a Boardwalk

A SoHo Loft as seen on Remodelista. Wood screen meets well lit brick wall.

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