I'm working on rearranging closets in two adjacent kids rooms equalize the rooms and closets. I'm trying to decide between filling in the existing openings (floor to header) and surgically adding a header cutting out the opening in the existing wall and mostly avoid any ceiling drywall work and minimal demolition or if I should remove the existing walls, floor to ceiling, and rebuild them entirely. The latter is more demolition, more debris, and impacts the ceiling drywall (by removing drywall all the way to the corner joint).
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The shared wall had a 7 foot closet in one room and a 4 foot closet in the other. I'm rearranging it by adding a new closet in the larger room, then splitting up the existing closet wall to have a 2 foot bookshelf in each room, a 6 foot closet, and a 3 foot desk for the smaller room.
Is there a best practice to follow here?