Now that our family is growing, I’m starting to wonder if we need to make additions for this house.
- There is space on the east-facing side of the beach house where we could expand the ground floor, and perhaps the second floor above if we secured enough funding in a second mortgage.
I don’t want to force all of our teenagers to share home offices into their high university years. However, they’re all under 8 years old and we’re not in a hurry to make giant modifications to the size of the beach house just yet. There are other expenses that need to be covered before we get to that point. I want to upgrade the washing device and dryer so our clothing is easier to disinfect with less water and less electricity. This might involve making changes to the dryer venting system, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. The most important thing right now is replacing the central Heating and Air Conditioning system. Every one of us have a traditional split style heating and cooling plan with HVAC duct that extends throughout the house. INstead of getting a similar plan this time around, my partner and I are considering a zoned Heating and Air Conditioning plan where we can control the temperature in particular areas of the house. That means we could leave the beach house upstairs freezing whenever we’re downstairs occupying that space primarily. Every one of us don’t want to waste electricity if we don’t have to, so having a zone Heating and Air Conditioning plan might come in handy for us. However, it’s going to cost a lot more money and we’re not sure if we can budget enough for the immense expense.