I never thought I’d be fortunate enough to afford a custom built condo by the age of 35.
My best luck, I thought, would be to land a task where I could afford a mortgage on a moderate home.
In our mind, that new home was going to be old, easily a few decades at least. I thought I would be spending time slowly repairing it instead of building a new 1 from the ground up. Not just that, but now I can afford to add a few things to our tastes and interests. Obviously I wanted a swimming pool, although I opted to buy 1 with a cement bottom instead of basic concrete since I favored the look largely. It’s like having a pool that looks like a large piece of relaxing china—definitely opulent, but still undeniably attractive. I took a few liberties inside our new new home as well, adding a personal office and a game room in the basement complete with a billiards table, 2 couches, a lazy boy, a pressing TV with game consoles affixed, and an air hockey table. The child inside myself and others just went nuts with the features and I splurged. One expense—radiant heated flooring—was entirely a pragmatic and important investment to make. All of us don’t get extreme freezing while I was in the Winter here, but it’s entirely freezing enough to warrant using indoor central heat. I hated how inefficient our electric oil furnace at our seasoned place was, not to mention the cost of using it. The radiant heated flooring, albeit a large investment at first, would spell giant savings on heat every week of the long Winter season. On top of that, the air feels warmer and more comfortable because the heat is naturally rising up from beneath your feet and enveloping you and everything in your condo in a pleasant and sizzling blanket.