Want to make my living room into a bedroom?

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What kind of ways can I put doors in these openings to create a bedroom with privacy

q want to make my living room into a bedroom
q want to make my living room into a bedroom
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  • I'm not sure how wide that opening is, Lynda, but you could build a frame for a double door, or add french doors and put curtains on them for privacy.

  • Mary Mary on Aug 15, 2018

    You could install folding doors.

  • Cindy McDaniel Cindy McDaniel on Aug 15, 2018

    Here's some ideas I personally like, hope it helps !

  • Barbie Barbie on Aug 15, 2018

    I would continue leaning on your beautiful trim theme that you have in these pictures.

    A painted set of wooden double doors with nice trim tying them into your existing doorway, would be great. You could opt for glass doors that are frosted or maybe curtained, it depends on how long it will remain a bedroom.

    If you decide later to return the room to a bedroom, the doors will still be appropriate and add to your houses appeal.

    Have fun!

  • Barbie Barbie on Aug 15, 2018

    Sorry , meant to say ...if you decide to return the room back into a livingroom....

  • Diane Diane on Aug 16, 2018

    Personally, I would go with a barn door (or double barn door, depending on the size of the opening), if you have the room for it along the wall. They are very popular right now, and would go nicely with your country decor. Also, these can be left open, as just a decoration, if you no longer want that room "closed off."

  • Cheryl Odom Cheryl Odom on Aug 16, 2018

    Just remember for resale value a room termed "bedroom" in a listing must have 2 exits (yours seems to fit the code if you place doors over openings and those windows are inside it).


    Also most people expect a closet in a bedroom but I've used an armoire outfitted with hanging rods to substitute.

    • D. Leah Lederman D. Leah Lederman on Aug 17, 2018

      Do you mean something like a door and a window? It must vary from state to state because we have a room with only a door and it was listed as a bedroom.

  • Cheryl Odom Cheryl Odom on Aug 17, 2018

    Yes. In Texas a room listed as "bedroom" must have 2 exits (I.e. - windows and door). Otherwise it has to be designated as something else like a media room.

  • Linda Linda on Aug 19, 2018

    Barn doors would be cute