The original plan wasn't good because it meant giving my enormous bedroom to the lodger while I took the smaller room that DD has to walk through to get to her bedroom. A few weeks ago I had two inquiries about the room to let. Both of them from friends (one was a friend of a friend) who needed a place for a visiting relative for a couple of weeks. They didn't have room in their own apartments, they didn't want to pay hotel rates, and they wanted to be in the neighbourhood. Perfect for us if only the small spare bedroom were not also a corridor to another room.
So I had a wall built and ordered sliding doors. The doors haven't arrived yet although the first guest has. She landed in Tel Aviv as the builder was putting on the final coat of paint. Luckily she could hang out with her daughter and grandchildren for a few hours before coming over. DD will bunk with me for this one (she usually ends up in my bed anyway).
Here are the before pictures:
|DD's bedroom beyond the spare room|
And here are the after photos. The new guest room, dressed and ready for guests:
|Still waiting for the sliding doors|
|The candle is to cover up any lingering paint smells|