We enjoy DIY home improvement projects together. We also enjoy learning and improving our home. We hope our DIY home improvement experiences show you how to do several DIY projects to improve your home.
We found this lake cabin in 2011; it was in foreclosure. Our lake house was originally just a weekend place, but now it is our permanent home. Purchasing this lake house was the beginning of many DIY projects and still remains a labor of love.
Please view our pictures, and learn from our DIY successes and mistakes! As Neal often says, "This is not the highlight reel, but the real reel."
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Our lake house is not perfect, but it is perfect for us!
As Neal often says, "This is not the highlight reel, but the real reel."
Before and After Exterior House Pictures
Before and after on the street side.
Before and after on the lake side.
In March 2011, we purchased our lake house and in 2013 (from March through November), we renovated our house and built an addition. We employed a contractor for the major part of this construction and some of the renovation; however, we have done several major DIY home improvement projects since 2013 and we have many more. Neal and I enjoy doing DIY home improvement projects together. We both enjoy working hard and seeing the transformational process.
We will continue adding pictures because we have several more projects! Thanks for taking the time to check out our lake house renovation project and please check back to see additional updates.
This is our kitchen before.
This is our kitchen (and dining area) after renovation.
Living Room Transformation
This is our fireplace before renovation.
This is our fireplace after we renovated.
This is a picture before we renovated the basement.
Here is a picture after we renovated the basement.
This is a picture of our porch before we updated it.
This is a picture of our porch after the transformation.
This is a before and after picture of our dock (and boat house).
Click here to see more details about Building our Boat House/Dock.
Click here to see how we built a barn door for our dock closet.
We still have many more projects so stay tuned for updates!
Click here to see some beautiful sunsets over the lake.
Continue to check out updates and other DIY home improvement projects on our blog.
Let us know what you think or if you have questions by commenting below. Happy DIYing!