My wife as well as I made a conscious decision to look for a beach house that needed some work, knowing that it could result in us saving a considerable amount of money.
But, that resulted in the worst timing possible, because the two of us signed the paperwork as well as purchased the property in the months leading up to the pandemic.
Every one of us planned to start as well as complete the necessary remodeling toil in the summer time of 2020, however the cost of building material skyrocketed. Instead of finishing the renovations in a short span of time, the two of us had to stretch it out over the length of a year. There was just no other way for us to afford the wood as well as metal needed to service this old beach house if the two of us bought everything at once. I bought sheets of plywood as well as lengths of two-by-fours whenever the prices dropped as well as then I stored it all in a storage facility a mile away from the property. One of the other things the two of us had to do before the two of us moved in was wipe the old sewer line running from underneath the beach house to a connection point under our sidewalk. During the cleaning process, the plumber had to use a snake to chop apart sediment that was clinging to the inside of the sewer line. Once the sewer line was cleared out, she put a camera down there as well as showed me the colorless PVC that could now be seen after all of the rigorous draining cleaning had ceased. Eventually I want to get a gas line installed so the two of us can use a gas powered furnace as well as hot water heater, however it will take some savings before that can be achieved.