Saturday, December 19, 2009

Renovating a 1855 house in Quebec

In this journal I'll tell you about our 1855 house renovation, a project we began three years ago. We expect it wil take few years to complete. I think it'll be interesting to share our experience in this journal.

The house was almost in ruins when we bought it. Our new neghbours expected us ot just demolish it entirely and start over whith a new construction. Family members openly stated we were nuts, others didn't take us seriously and friends got worried, informing us renovations are one of the most prevalent causes for divorce. We didn't care, we were and we still are dedicated to our project.

Now, three years later, even if we wanted to, it would be difficult to quit since our three sons (aged 15, 12 and 8) threatened us of running away if ever we did so. They love their house.

We didn't borrow to renovate. We rather dedicate a part of our regular income to it. This means we have to be very patient and especially careful with our spending choices. I'll develop about this through my updates.