My sisters and I have just purchased a home in the city to renovate.
All three of us love interior designing and adore watching home renovation shows on TV together, so we thought we’d give it a try for ourselves.
We put our money together, met with a real estate agent, and found a small home under our desired budget to flip. Thankfully, my sisters and I see eye-to-eye on almost everything. Reconstructing a different layout and picking out new design elements was super fun and easy for us. Our cousin owns his own construction business, so he was trustworthy, reliable, and handy for all the manual labor bits and pieces that we weren’t able to conquer ourselves. Two weeks into the renovation, we discovered problems with the central air conditioning. While we were stripping wallpaper off the walls one afternoon, we noticed that the house was getting hotter and hotter. At first, I thought it was just me. However, once my sister’s said something about the heat too, I realized that the AC wasn’t turned on. I found the thermostat on the wall, and tried pressing various buttons to kick the cool air back on. I reset the temperature on the monitor to five degrees lower than what it was, and waited for it to kick on. Twenty minutes later, the AC still wasn’t working. My sisters and I didn’t know what to do, so we hired a professional HVAC technician to come and take a look at it. Unfortunately, the system is seventeen years old and will need to be fully replaced. Although this was devastating news, we had money leftover in the budget and could split the total HVAC replacement three ways.