Before I moved out to the country, I used to live in a pretty sweet little suburban home.
It was nice having a home that didn’t require a lot of renovation work.
We did a few things that were necessary though. We had a new roof installed on the garage. I actually got some friends to help do that project which turned out to be pretty nice. It certainly was a lot cheaper than what I would have paid the professionals. But of course, I had to help with cleanup and everything. I remember we collected so many nails, it was crazy. I also installed a ductless mini split in the garage. I remember how easy the job was because the garage wall is extremely easy to go through. When I moved to our new home in the country, I realized that I was going to have to install a ductless mini split for the entire household. I have never installed a ductless mini split with multiple zones before, but I didn’t think it would be too challenging. The biggest challenge about installing this particular HVAC was the fact that I had to drill a 3.5 inch hole through the cinder block. If you have ever tried doing that, you’ll know it can be a little bit tough if you don’t have the official tools required. I simply used my hand drill with a hole saw though, and it got the job done even though I went through a number of battery charges. You also have to be careful not to drill through the web of cinder blocks as that would make the job a lot more challenging. Happily, I was able to do the work with no real concerns, and the house feels perfectly comfortable both in the winter and the summer now.