Initially, we were suspicious about renovating a lake house. We were concerned that the budget would get out of control, but at the same time, we also couldn’t afford a move in ready home! It turned out to be our only choice to get into a fixer upper, in order for us to get everything we required in the new house. Both of us found a locale that had amazing character. It was concealed beneath years of horrible carpet, wallpaper, plus other such things; To save even more cash, we decided to do some of the work by ourselves, though some things we just weren’t qualified to do.
We knew we had to remedy the Heating and A/C system, so we had negotiated the price of that into the total purchase price of the home. We hired a local Heating and A/C corporation to replace the system, and when the heating plus cooling specialist came out to start the project, the lake house was in total disarray. We had staining going on, we had wallpaper everywhere, plus we had a lot of projects we were trying to get done while the Heating and A/C installation was going on. I suspected that the heating plus cooling specialist was not happy about the state of the rest of the house.
He was trying to work, plus though he was in the basement, all the noise upstairs was really annoying. We were trying to be nice about it and brought him a cold drink while we took time from our work. That did seem to cheer him up a bit, although I think he was glad to leave.