I think there are times in one’s life where grasping a once in a lifetime opportunity just has to be done.
This was the mindset we went with as we renovated our home. The kids are out of the central air conditioning of our home so we decided to put a plan in place that would give us options. All of our children are now doing their own thing from their own air conditioning. We don’t need to have this house for a fall back position for our kids any longer. But we also really love this place. The house itself is a four bedroom home sitting on 17 acres of gorgeous land. We had our kids young so we’re not exactly ancient at this stage of our life. However, retirement is on the not too distant Horizon. On top of that, our home can require plenty of energy when it comes to keeping things up. While we’re not ready to make a huge change at the moment, our plan gives us plenty of possibilities. We decided to renovate our home in such a way that selling it will be no problem. The first thing we did was to upgrade the residential HVAC. It’s hard to believe that old HVAC equipment went 30 years for us. We inherited an old HVAC unit when we first bought the house that lasted five or six years. But thanks to HVAC maintenance, we’ve had the same HVAC equipment since we replaced that old one 30 years ago. Along with lots of changes to the house itself, we’re adding state of the art HVAC technology as well. We now have a smart thermostat and zone controlled HVAC throughout the house. Once renovations are complete, we can put the house on the market anytime we want to.