Ideas for Partitioning a Room to Save On Heating Costs
December 14, 2011 3:44 AM Subscribe
Anybody have ideas for a how to partition our living room from our kitchen to conserve heat/energy? But in a cheap yet stylish way? Opening between the two rooms is about 10-14 feet wide (image a normal doorway about seven times the width, maybe the size of a small garage door)
posted by The ____ of Justice to home & garden (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We spend most of our time in the living room, and would love just to be able to run a radiator/heater to heat JUST that room, which we can't really do efficiently right now because it connects to the rest of the house via a large entryway that spills into the kitchen (and is about 10 feet wide).
Is there an inexpensive (but not completely ugliful way) to block out this opening? I was thinking curtains, but maybe this isn't very heat-saving.
If it makes a difference, the living room is carpeted, the kitchen is not. There is a thin metal plate that separates the two floors (not sure what this is called).
The opening is about four inches wide all around (the width of the wall). It is just smooth plaster all along the edges.
Your creativity appreciated!