The first few years you live in a new home often feel like an extended honeymoon. After seasons of research, months of talking with a team of real estate agents, and weeks of deliberations with banks and other financiers, the house you buy feels like the prize at then end of the race, something of inestimable valuable not just because its something you love, but also because of how much work went into securing it.
New homeowners are enthralled by the emptiness of their new abodes, the unfamiliar forms of the rooms and the ability the space has to be customized tho their specifications. The walls are painted, improvement are made, the furniture is bought, and finally the homeowner is free to sit back and relax, marveling at the glory of the perfectly bespoke rooms they have created for themselves.
The problem is that after a while, the euphoria that comes with owning something new that is all your own fades. The enjoyment of the novel slowly fades into the background as the familiar rhythm of everyday life begins to take over. We make breakfast, we weed the yard, we clean the bathrooms, and suddenly the new home begins to feel not so new. While familiarity has its own comfort to it, it is often unfortunately accompanied by a sense of boredom. A new coat of paint or some serious redecorating can do the trick, but it often feels as if the walls themselves are responsible for this sense of ennui.
Somehow, the home that once felt perfectly tailored to every requirement of your life begins to feel as if it’s fallen out of step from your once perfect synchronization, with the passage of time the element to blame. Of course, other factors can also come into play. Marriages, births, a change of lifestyle; all of these things can make a house that once fit your lifestyle like a glove feel less than perfect.
It’s an issue that doesn’t always feel like it has a perfect solution. Rooms can be altered and divided by changing drywall, but this is an expensive and time consuming chore. Additions can be built, but this too is not a cheap procedure. If you’re not in tip top financial shape, it can often seem like you’re stuck with the rooms you already have.
Fortunately, there is in fact a way to get that new home feeling back. Many cultures have used screens to divide rooms for many centuries. This is a feature that is particularly noticeable in Japanese architecture, wherein whole houses are often composed of only a few rooms, separated by plain or rice paper screens. This feature allows the rooms in the houses to be redivided at will, as low as creating private rooms in the structure without having to sacrifice the feeling of airiness only present in a large chamber. Mesh privacy walls & screens can give you many of the same benefits in your own household.
Mesh privacy walls & screens are generally composed of material stretched over a hard skeleton, which can be made of wood, plastic, or metal. The material used in modern times i generally a synthetic textile, which has the benefit of resisting insects and other sources of damage. They also have the advantage of being non flammable, which is an important factor in considering how safe it is to use them. With the advantages of modern materials and production, mesh privacy walls & screens have become some of the most aging resistant and inexpensive ways to create partitions within a room that are on the market today.
For those who are considering the use of mesh walls and screens for the creation of temporary walls, the way to get started is always to consider your existing floor plan. Create a map of the room you want to divide by measuring the angles and lengths of the walls, or by tracing the outline on a blueprint. Plan out the walls you want to put in by drawing them in the room with a pencil and ruler.
This step will help you really visualize the spaces that you are creating, which can prevent regret and other problems. Consider how the walls will interact with doors and walkways, and take special note of whether each space will be able to receive lighting from windows or electric lights. Also take not of how big each divided space will be, and what this means in terms of furniture that will fit into the spaces.
Next, you’ll want to think about textile colors and finishes. Mesh screens and walls come in a variety of different appearances, so it will almost always be possible to find an option that matches your home environment. Think about the color of your furniture, walls, and carpet when deciding what you want your temporary walls to look like. The swatch technique used to determine how a paint color will look on a wall is a good idea for visualizing the screens.
The best part of using mesh walls and screens as room dividers is that installation is a snap. Just set up the walls, and move your furniture into your new rooms. If you don’t like it, you can always rearrange and retry. With temporary walls, you’ll never feel penned in by your own walls ever again.