For the first many years of our marriage, my spouse and I rented a legitimately nice apartment; The people I was living with and I appreciated every amenity.
The building was equipped with a sizable swimming pool, sizzling tub, barbecue area, fitness center and also a game room, but within the lake house we had state-of-the-art appliances, including stainless steel refrigerator, stove, microwave, washer and matching dryer.
The people I was living with and I had many full powder rooms with double sinks, a balcony with a view of the swimming pool and also tile countertops. The heating and also cooling system was charmingly quiet and also energy efficient. There were smart temperature controls installed in each room to cater to preferences, but from an app on our cellphones, we could entirely make swings to temperature from someplace at any time. When we started looking to buy a house, we wanted all of these same luxuries. The people I was living with and I planned to purchase a lake house with a swimming pool, zoned heating and cooling and also the most current appliances, but unluckily, houses of that caliber weren’t in our price range, in order to get the amount of land and also square footage we wanted, we needed to downgrade our expectations quite a bit. The people I was with and I ended up buying a fixer-upper with an outdated gas furnace, no air conditioning and also no swimming pool… My spouse and I have made a list of lake house improvement projects. Most of them are quite high-priced, so it’s going to take us years to complete them all, however at the top of the list is air conditioning with a smart temperature control. We’re hoping that if we spend a bit extra on a high-efficiency cooling system, it will keep daily costs to a minimum and also make the investment more affordable.