A Built-In Room Divider is a great alternative to traditional folding room screens.
When we think of room dividers, we usually think of a three or four panel screen with a wooden frame. Some are shoji screens, some are made of metal, some fabric, some painted, and some not. But, I came across a nice alternative to these traditional screens, it’s sort of a hybrid between room dividers and sliding doors. The Jamaica folding door is a room divider that can be built into a large door opening. This is the place where you would put in French doors to separate the living room from the dining room, or bedroom from the kitchen in smaller spaces, but a folding screen is much more affordable than a costly remodel. It fits a variety of door sizes, since it is folding, and is easy to install – simply lay the track and voila! It also gives a bit more privacy than French doors (unless you put curtains over them), because it is a solid panel. It is available in several colors and features a magnetic closure, so even children can seal it.
This is a great way to separate a small or large home, giving privacy and solitude to any space, while still allowing the flow of the home to exist. It can keep some sound out, great for the opening to a TV or family room, yet still allows the family to come in and out without much interruption. If you have a small area that you would like to use as an office, but it is too near the traffic of the home, this is also a great way to give you that privacy you need.