My house is in dire need of an upgrade.
Since I bought it, the only remodel I’ve done is in the kitchen.
The rest of it looks old and outdated. But, this wasn’t a big issue when the kids were young. I had to focus on ensuring they had everything they needed. Between taking care of them and paying the bills, there wasn’t much money left to cover renovating the house. My youngest left for college, so now I’m thinking about upgrades. Even my old HVAC system has been showing signs of needing a replacement. I’ve always stayed on top of HVAC maintenance and repairs. This is why the HVAC system has been working for 10 years. But, now, the unit is getting older. I also have this old dial thermostat that I use to control the temperature in the house. It will cost me a small fortune to update every inch of the house when I do the math. But, I have no intention of tackling all of it at once. I have some good savings and fewer expenses now that all the kids are away from home. My 2 oldest have also said they’d chip in to help with the renovation expenses. I wanted them to focus on their new lives as working adults, but they insist they want to be part of their upgrades. This house holds many memories for us, so I know they want to help preserve it. One of the urgent changes I intend to make soon is updating the dial thermostat. My son told me about the smart thermostat in his apartment, and I like it. This will be so convenient since I have to use an app on my phone to control the temperature settings.