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Frequently Asked Questions

Bookcase Walls Basics

WHAT IS A BOOKCASE WALL?

Our bookcase wall is a non damaging free standing partition designed and created by Dr-WALL to provide room dividing installations in NYC buildings that don’t permit pressurized walls. The bookcase wall is a free standing room dividing partition that is multi functional. You can use it as a bookshelf to store and hang your clothes or other personal belongings and it also provides you the privacy of a regular wall divider. Once the bookcase wall is removed, there will be no damage to the space or any signs that a room dividing partition was ever there.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A BOOKCASE WALL OVER A PRESSURIZED WALL?

-Approval: Most NYC building landlords will not allow installations of pressurized walls but will allow a bookcase partitions.
-Storage: The bookcase wall acts as a room divider but also provides you with additional storage space.

WHAT DO BOOKCASE WALLS LOOK LIKE?

The bookcase wall comes in 2 sizes:

6” thick: You can chose to have the bookcase wall covered from both sides and therefore look like a standard wall or have one side covered and the other side with shelves.

12” thick: Comes with 6 bookshelves and 1 hanging rod. You will also have the option to add shelves and hanging rods. Look at our bookcase wall photo gallery for ideas.

Note: Most building landlords will require us to leave a 12” gap between the ceiling and the top of the bookcase partition.

WHAT TYPE OF DOORS DO BOOKCASE WALLS HAVE?

Installations of sliding doors or swinging doors are subject to your buildings landlord approval.

ARE THE BOOKCASE WALLS MOVABLE?

The bookcase wall is also known as a free standing bookcase partition and is not attached in any way to the space it is placed in. Despite the fact the bookcase is free standing it is not movable. Once we place the bookcase partition in place, the structures weight and design makes it very hard to move.

ARE BOOKCASE WALLS SOUNDPROOF?

The bookcase wall is made with material that can block sound, but because most building landlords require us to leave a 12” gap between the ceiling and the partition it is not soundproof.

WHAT COLOR ARE BOOKCASE WALLS?

Dr-WALL will paint the bookcase walls on site after installation is complete. We will attempt to match the existing color of your apartment walls as best we can, using the Benjamin Moore standard whites color chart.

HOW LONG DOES THE BOOKCASE WALL INSTALLATION TAKE?

Most room dividing installations take up to 7 hours.

You will be notified prior to scheduling in the event the size of your partition will require us more than one day to complete,