I have a question for a little project I have in mind. If you take a look at the picture below you can see that between my bedroom and my bathroom there is only a separating wall and no doors. I would like to extend the wall above the separating wall and the closet wall, up to the ceiling (see dotted line), install a door and finally have some privacy when I use the bathroom :)
Unfortunately the joists above the ceiling run parallel to the wall I intend to build and are not aligned to it (i.e. no joist right above it). What should I do? Should I open the ceiling and add joists/studs/framing to attach the wall to? Or would it be ok to simply create a frame below the ceiling and anchor it to the drywall? (it would be anchored to studs only below and on the left side)
Regardless of how I anchor the wall to the ceiling this is what I was originally thinking of doing
But from some of the comments it looks like I should instead run studs around the door all the way to the ceiling. Something like this:
Is this a preferable option?