How can I, in a relatively-affordable (ideally less than $150), non-permanent fashion, create a partition across one end of my basement to hold the heat from my space heater in to my home office/nook?
I have a big basement. The main area is about 18'x24'. I have established my home office in one end of the basement, and am telecommuting, so I spend a fair amount of time down here. Unfortunately, it's getting to be wintertime, and it's cold down here. I don't want to heat the entire basement and the rest of the house with the furnace, so help me devise a way to keep the heat from a space heater in my work nook.
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I sit where the asterisk is. The curly braces represent the divider I'd like to build. The divider would be about 14 feet long. Things I've considered:
* Heavy-ish curtains, floor-to ceiling. Advantages of possibly letting in light, being easy to get through. Disadvantage of possibly being expensive or time-consuming to sew myself (and I suck at sewing).
* Some sort of solution with cheapo slab doors and a ceiling-hung track. Not sure where to find such a track. Disadvantages of no light pass-through and possibly being clunky to get open/closed.
So...what ideas am I missing? Key attributes: holds in heat, easy to get through, relatively inexpensive, semi-permanent (easy to take down). Desired attributes: lets light through, easy to acquire locally to Kansas City, MO.