Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Dividing Wall

No not that dividing wall. The dividing wall I had built this week so that we could revisit the idea of a lodger.

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

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    2. Yay it is isn't it! Thank you. :)

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  2. Brilliant idea to solve the problem, and it looks great... I am guessing now you can hopefully get some extra income? X

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    1. That's the plan. My friends mother has taken the room for 10 days starting today. I need 7 more of the same to pay off the expense of setting up the room including new curtains, sheets, and a wall lamp (eventually).

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  3. Ohh fabulous, so good that you can use the space you have to help you out. Mich x

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    1. Thanks, it was so annoying to have it just sitting there when it could have been making money.

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  4. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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  5. Fab idea and I hope you get the 7 days you need. Looks great. Clever you!
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    1. 70 days - I need 7 more of these 10 day stays. Thanks, I wish it were only 7 days, LOL.

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    1. No, so far I'm getting friends of friends which is preferable. Thanks for the heads up though.

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