Garages are often underutilized parts of a home. But if you’ve been thinking about building a home gym or a private workshop, your garage is just the place for it.
But how do you separate it from your cars and clutter you have spread across the garage? You could build a temporary wooden wall but they’re expensive and labor-intensive. And if you actually need to park a car or use the space for something else, you’ll have to deconstruct the wall that you spent so much time and money building.
Hanging curtains is another popular option. But aside from being a bit cheaper and easier to set up and take down, they aren’t necessarily a better option. They’re dust and dirt traps and are ineffective at reducing noise.
Fortunately, there’s a better option for building temporary walls in your garage – acoustic room dividers.
Why your garage needs a temporary wall
Build as loud as you want
Garage workshops are great for building, fixing, and even breaking things. From passion projects to DIY projects, a workshop lets you work in peace.
But what about the noise?
While you’re hammering or drilling away, your family and neighbors are begging you to be quiet.
Acoustic room dividers can save you the trouble. Not only will they separate the space, but they’ll also absorb the loud, repetitive sounds. It will be just enough to let you work without disturbing the peace.
Not to mention, workshops tend to get messy. With a dedicated space, you’ll be able to:
- Contain the spread of sawdust and other debris
- Store all of your tools and projects in one place
- Have a dedicated place to build
Drop the weights, nobody will hear them
Home gyms have made a resurgence in the last couple of years. And it looks like they’re here to stay.
Most people don’t have the space to build a home gym. But with a few barbells and dumbbells, you can transform part of your garage into the weight room of your dreams. It’s available 24/7 without having to leave your home.
Work in peace
Many Americans are still working remotely. This new normal comes with its perks and greater flexibility. But it can also make it hard to find the right work-life balance.
A home office in the garage is a great way to separate your work and living spaces. You’ll be more productive with fewer distractions in a proper working environment.
Hide your clutter in a storage corner
Everyone has clutter. That doesn’t mean you have to look at it. Safely store your holiday decorations and childhood mementos behind a half wall until you’re ready to bring them out.
Why you should use acoustic room dividers instead of building a temporary wall
There’s no construction involved
Building a temporary wall isn’t exactly easy. Without the right tools or skills, you’ll have to hire someone to do it for you. You’ll also need to buy materials which could cost hundreds of dollars. With room dividers, there are no tools, extra materials, or special labor required. You can set it up by yourself in just minutes.
Move them around as you need
Curtains are easy to hang but it’s hard to remove the mounting ceiling brackets if you want to take them down or move them to a different position. You’ll also have to fix all of those screw holes in your ceiling.
Wooden walls are another option. But if you change your mind, you’re stuck removing support studs and cleaning up the mess.
With room dividers, you can easily move them as your needs change. Just slide them across the floor when you want to switch from home gym or office to a wide-open garage.
Create sound privacy
Many homeowners hang up sheets or curtains to quickly divide the garage. But even a thick fabric won’t absorb much sound.
So if you’re planning to use the garage as a home office or workshop, curtains won’t help at all. But acoustic room dividers absorb and dampen sound waves, effectively cutting down on the noise.
Legally speaking, they’re less of a hassle
If you’re renting your home, you can’t build a temporary wall without permission from the owner and/or local government. On top of that, these walls can void certain home insurance policies.
Room dividers serve the same purpose, with the added benefit that they’re legally compliant.
No matter your reasons for wanting to build a temporary wall for your garage, room dividers are your best bet. They’re easier to set up and take down than wooden walls and offer better sound control than curtains.
And when your garage space inevitably changes, dividers change with it.