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Renovating/Updating Our Patio Porch

Patio Porch on the Lakeside

Check out this before and after picture! Here is a picture of the basement patio (lakeside) once we cut the block and added a header to add a double window. We wanted more daylight in our basement living room. Here is the inside view of where we cut the block to add the double windows. We will show you more interior pictures of the basement living room area later in this blog post.

More patio porch project pictures: 

  • Click here to see how we built our outdoor fireplace on our patio porch.
  • Click here to see how we wrapped the columns on the patio porch.
  • Click here to see how we added old barn wood to our patio porch ceiling.
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Construction of New Front Porch Project

Front Porch (street side)

Before we finished our front door (street side), we had to walk the plank to enter through the front door! 😳 That board (see picture below) covered the second story drop! (Remember that we lived here during renovation/construction.) It was such a relief when we added our porch floor! We used corrugated steel, which is very strong for the base.  Continue reading “Construction of New Front Porch Project”

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Building on to Our Lake House

New Addition from Street View

This picture shows digging the foundation for the new construction, which includes new front entrance, master bedroom and bath upstairs and two additional bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs.Here you can see the outline of the addition and pouring the footer.The footing has been poured.  Continue reading “Building on to Our Lake House”

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Lake House Renovation (short version with links)

Our lake house is not perfect, but it is perfect for us! ☺ ❤ You will see our messy house throughout renovation/construction. 😳 As Neal often says, “This is not the highlight reel, but the behind the scenes reel.” 😉

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Our Lake House Renovation (detailed version)

Our lake house is not perfect, but it is perfect for us! ☺ ❤ You will see our messy house throughout renovation/construction. This is not the highlight reel, but the behind the scenes reel. 😉

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Our Dining Area Renovation/Update

The Future Dining Room Area

It is hard to believe this is the same area (before and after) pictures. This was part of a total renovation of our lake house, which is now our permanent home. We closed this original window. New construction (Neal’s office) is on the other side. The doorway that is covered with plastic is the front foyer. The closed door is access to the steps to the loft.  Continue reading “Our Dining Area Renovation/Update”

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