I own a second property that has served as my vacation home for years, but I have not been using it as much in recent years, because it is kind of run down, and that makes my family enjoy vacations stayed in it less. I have the idea that I should improve the house, and really renovate it, so that it makes for a nice vacation home again. I have a list of ideas to renovate it, including putting shutters on the windows, and I really think that once this is all finished with, that it will be a great house to go to again, and that my kids will love it.
I am going to start with the interior of the house, and then work my way outside. Eventually I will make changes to the yard, and to the landscaping, and all of that. But I definitely want to focus on the inside at first, because I think that is the most important aspect of any house. Sure, most people only see the inside of your house, but who cares about what other people think about your house from the outside.
The most important thing, in my mind, is the comfort level of the people who actually live in the house. So I am going to tear out all of the carpet in the house, and replace it, and then I will paint the house, and put shutters on the windows. Really there is a lot to do, and I think it will be wonderful, once it is completed. I am going to take off some time from work, and fly to the vacation house, so that I can supervise the changes that need to be made to the house, in person, and make sure that everything proceeds smoothly.