Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Lake House {3 Years Later...}

On June 30th, 2011 we bought our lakehouse.  It was built in the 1960's and hadn't been updated since.  I have so many plans for this house, but it's always fun looking back to see how far we've come.  

In 2011, we made some bigger {more urgent} changes.  Tore out all flooring, painting everything, added hardwood & carpet, painted kitchen cupboards, redid the fireplace, tore out tons of overgrown trees/bushes etc. 

In 2012, we redid the entire bathroom & got new kitchen appliances.

In 2013, we installed new windows & doors, insulated the attic, replaced the soffit & fascia, and started siding the house.

In 2014, we finally purchased a table! :)

Repainted the guest room & decorated in an Iowa Hawkeye's theme.

Finished siding the house... 

Added a parking area to the bottom of the drive & a retaining wall at the top of the drive...

Added a few smaller details like hooks to hang the hammock between the trees in the front yard, add a bottle opener to the tree, install a tire-swing for the kids, etc. 

Installed four outdoor lights...

And hung a new kitchen light {not pictured}

A few other snapshots of the interior...

In 2015, I hope to finish the trim around the interior windows of the house & mount the TV! :)


  1. Looks awesome!!! Love how it is shaping up!!!

  2. Looks so good! I love the hammock.


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