Originally Posted by travelover
Why not just drywall the opening shut? You'd have to add a few of short studs, but it would not be hard. And if someone wanted to open it back up later, it would not be hard to do that, either.
Thanks for the reply. That would work, but we like it open sometimes, just not all the time. We would like doors so we could pick and choose. I failed to mention that our kitchen sink faces the opening looking into the living room. If it were sealed, we would just be permanently staring at a solid wall when using the sink. Actually, we like it open most of the time. One of the times we don't like it open is at night. I'm sure everyone has different routines, but at night, we like to settle in to the living room, turn off all the lights, and watch some tv before bed. If someone else wants to do something in the kitchen, the light glares into the living room, which the others dislike. Sometimes when we have company, some people socialize in the kitchen while others might watch some tv in the living room. We would like some separation at that point; therefore, I wish I could find a door solution.