It’s been a busy week at work trying to get lots of jobs done as I am off all next week. Most of this will be spent decorating. There is a lot to do but we are hoping to finish it. We are making our small dining room into a sitting room so that we can start advertising for a lodger. If they have a bedroom and their own lounge they won’t impact quite so much on our space. We will obviously have to share the bathroom and kitchen.
I hope we will find someone nice! We generally enjoy having our short term language students but if we don’t we know they are only here for a few weeks. A lodger is a whole new ball game and I admit to feeling nervous.
The bedroom is in quite good shape but the sitting room can be very cold in the winter so we will be using insulating wallpaper, putting foil behind the radiator, getting lots of rugs for the floor and buying thermal curtain linings.
We will also need to decorate and insulate the downstairs loo but I don’t know if that will be achieved this week. We shall see!
Have you had a lodger? What are your tips?