I can’t get enough of the guest house that we’d been using for storage since we bought this place.
The idea of me owning a home that had a guest house was sort of weird.
I’m really not that guy. But the fact is, this is an older place and way back then, there were separate quarters for guests. Our home was built well before the advent of residential HVAC. And it’s not palatial by any means. Too often, people here that we have a guest cottage and think we live in a mansion. That’s so not the case. In fact, we couldn’t even live in the house for a year after we bought it. That’s how much renovating that had to be done. Since we were basically gutting the inside of the main house and taking things to the studs, we had ductwork installed in order to have central air conditioning. The house has been finished a while now and we’ve been in it for more than a year. It really is a treasure and I have to tip my cap to my wife whose vision was brought to life. But when it came to the guest cottage, that was on me. It seemed a stupid waste for it to just be storing our junk. So I called the HVAC company first to get some heating and cooling in there. They put in a pair of ductless heat pumps as I wasn’t going full renovation on the guest house. I have to say, all I had to do was add some furnishing, rehab the awesome pine flooring and throw up some fresh paint once we had residential HVAC in there. Now, it’s my go to spot when I need some me time.