Obviously, I could build a full wall with insulation, etc.; however, this might not even be allowed, and even if it is, there are a variety of factors why it is not ideal like the time to build it and it is not very cost effective. Further, if I ever moved, removing an entire wall is no easy task.
What are some good ways to build a room into a 2 bedroom apartment, which has walls and doesn't bleed sound and has a door? I'm wondering if there is a better way besides framing out an entire wall.
Electrical isn't an issue because I just won't put any outlets or anything onto the dividing wall(s). No need to make things more complicated than they need to be.
I think the greatest factors when choosing how to do it, is:
- sound penetration (as soundproof as possible, maybe use some green glue
- wall stability (has to be sturdy enough so that falling into it won't knock it down! And so you can hang things up on it)
- ease of removing/portability if I decide to move
- privacy - I want my apartment mate to feel safe and secure
Where I live, a 2 bedroom BEGINS AT $2,000 (up to $20,000). So instead of spending all my paychecks on rent, I thought maybe a 1 bedroom could be a better option. I just don't want to rent "my couch" to an apartment mate. I want to be very fair and give them their own room.