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Old 07-18-2020, 03:17 PM
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I recently mentioned setting up a filming room because I'm considering doing some online teaching on the side (my school district is returning in almost normal capacity in a few weeks, though this could be a convenient area if we do shut down again).

I mentioned moving in to the "litter box room" for this. This room is at the top of my stairs, so you see it from the living room. It's also worth noting that I live in a type of split level, so it's not a full flight, and the bottom of the doorway is in plain view from the living room. The top floor is probably about 6 feet above living room level.

I have this extra partition from my recent model, and I'm wondering if I should attach it some way to block off my view. Otherwise, you will see basically a classroom in the living room.

Here I am, standing in the living room (floor, not on a stair), with the partition sloppily put up. Do I do it, or just embrace the classroom view from my living room? It's basically set up like a cubicle, but there's a large enough walkway to walk around comfortably and for the cats to get to the box.


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Old 07-18-2020, 03:23 PM
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It looks like there is a door to the room? Can you just keep the door closed when you’re not using the room?

If the cat(s) need access to the room I would probably install a cat door into the actual door, or do a “cat cut-out” so the door can stay closed.

I wouldn’t want to be relaxing in my living room and feel my work calling to me constantly bc I could see the classroom.
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Old 07-18-2020, 03:26 PM
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I would much prefer to keep the door opened as much as possible because of circulation.
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Old 07-18-2020, 03:34 PM
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Then, personally, yes I would put the partition up to hide the classroom view.
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Old 07-18-2020, 04:38 PM
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I think I would just leave the door cracked enough for the cats to get in but not enough to see into the room. Not sure about the appearance of the partition when you walk in.


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Old 07-18-2020, 04:44 PM
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Could you put up a spring rod with a sheet, possibly gauzy? Depends on how much you want to block the classroom. You could make it so it doesn't reach the ground and then, the cats would have no problem getting in and out.
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Old 07-18-2020, 05:12 PM
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The shuttered divider looks completely appropriate.
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Old 07-18-2020, 05:22 PM
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I like the look of the shutters and it solves both problems, you can leave the door open for pets and it blocks the classroom. If you wanted to be crafty you could paint or decorate the side of the shutters you see from the living room.
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Old 07-19-2020, 05:55 AM
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Hmmm...I like doors to be open (fung shei)

I would not be a fan of seeing the divider. I guess I would leave the door open and keep the space neat. Yes, you will see it, but it is a part of your life right now too.

Or, I would say keep the door open enough for the cat to get out.

Please post pictures of your "classroom"/filming room.
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