An apartment that is listed as a convertible 2 or convertible 3 simply means it has a living space large enough to be converted into a bedroom with a temporary wall.
Temporary walls are most commonly added to save money when sharing an apartment with roommates!
Let’s break that down…
This is a one-bedroom apartment with the option to add a wall to make it a two-bedroom apartment
Types of Temporary Walls:
A full pressurized wall is a temporary wall that does not screw into the other walls, floor, or ceiling but looks and acts the same as a traditional wall.
A walkabout wall is another common wall that landlords allow. It is two walls that stand adjacent to one another but with space between so you can literally walk-about them in a z shape.
A bookshelf wall is a wall that is similar to a pressurized wall but it leaves 12 inches of space from the wall to the ceiling. This will allow light to flow into your living space and is the type of wall that is most commonly allowed by landlords.