Calling all and any room designers! Help, please!
BG: DD#1 is away at college and whenever she comes home, she moves her bed (box spring and mattress*) into the living room because of DD#2's and my morning schedule. If she keeps her bed in the shared bed room she gets woken (is that a word?) up too early in the morning for her liking. I don't have a problem with this because the bed is out of the way (tucked into a corner) plus it gives friends an extra comfy place in the living room whenever there's a crowd watching TV, etc.
DD#1 says that she's perfectly fine with the arrangement as is, however, I feel that she needs a space of her own since the shared room hasn't really been working out (sleeping-wise.) The DDs share a closet and the make-up table and they each have a wall/shelves for their personal stuff.
It's sounding more and more like DD#1 will be home again this summer (she wanted to get her own apartment with roomies, but I don't think that's going to work.) FWIW DDs will be 21 and 19 in May./end BG.
So, I'm thinking about transforming my living room into a bedroom with a temporary wall-divider type of thing.
I have a space that's about 38' long and 12' wide which includes the living room, dining area and a bunch of unused space in the middle. There's a roll-top desk against one wall and an 8' sliding glass door that leads out to the screened in patio then our dining area.
On the other side of the 12' wide is an 8' hall, an 8' wall then an 8' open area the leads into out kitchen.
So, I'm thinking that I could easily give DD#1 a 12x12 room of her own with a temporary wall like this http://www.houzz.com/photos/918593/Carlisle-Accordion-Ceiling-Mount-Room-Divider-contemporary-screens-and-wall-dividers-
I would move the desk into the hallway, but then I'm kinda stuck with where the TV, couch, loveseat and oversized chair would go for comfy TV watching.
We do have an unfinished basement (there's a pool table down there and old couches) but there's no egress for fire escape, so I don't want to put a bedroom down there.
Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, alternatives?
*Neither of the girls have a bed frame, for some reason they like the box spring & mattress on the floor.