Our house is not that big, but we are lucky to have an attic and a basement.
We always had plans to renovate both spaces.
But, after the baby came, we had to put those plans on hold. After she went to kindergarten, my partner and I began talking about renovating the house. This was something we had to do before having another baby. My partner’s brother is a contractor, so we spoke with him about the project. The goal was to start with the attic first and turn that into our dream master bedroom. The whole project would take some time to complete, but there was no rush. As the room began to take shape, we decided what type of heating and cooling to have up there. The central HVAC in the house is reliable, but we wondered if there were other options. The cost of extending the ductwork was so high, so we wanted another option for cooling or heating the space. The AC technician came to the house to evaluate our current central HVAC and give his opinion. He told us about a mini-split AC that would serve the attic only. This unit didn’t require extending the ductwork. Also, it wouldn’t be too exhausting to take care of the rest of the house. After doing some more research, we agreed to buy the mini-split AC. The AC technician came with it and did the installation work. Though the internet said it was possible to install at home, we wanted a professional job. This bedroom was our sanctuary, so we didn’t want any shoddy work. Let the professionals handle the upgrade and installations.