Our Favorite Upgrades For Your Lake Home

Exterior upgrades lake home

It’s finally that time of year again; Summer means cabin season in Minnesota and Wisconsin! We look forward to this season all year. It’s a time when we can head “Up North” to the lake house to enjoy rest and relaxation with friends and family under the sun and stars. 

One of our favorite summer exterior projects is sprucing up lake homes! Here are a few of our favorite upgrades to reinvigorate your cottage and maximize fun and functionality at your home away from home.


Upgrade Your Deck

The deck is the focal point of your outdoor space. It’s where your family and friends will share experiences and tell stories over dinner. You definitely want this feature to look fresh with a new stain and consider adding some architectural depth with overhead structures. If you want to dive deeper into change, you can move a staircase around or change up your railing design.


Create an Outdoor Fireplace

We all have special memories of making s’mores around a campfire, sharing stories, and creating new ones. An outdoor fire pit is an incredible feature for any lake house and is sure to set the vibes for this summer and many to come. Outdoor stone fireplaces are smokin’ hot this year. You can expand further by creating a stone floor around the pit to create a beautiful space to relax with your family.


Upgrade Your Dock

If you’re spending time at your lake house, you are undoubtedly spending a lot of time on the water. Enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your dock with a new stain, or replace the decking entirely. Dock seating is also a great way to add to your dock’s appeal.


All About The Walkway

Keep your lawn flawless while minimizing muddy footprints by adding a tiled or stone walkway to your outdoor space. A beautiful walkway can really help tie a space together. You can position them in funky patterns or stick to the classic symmetrical look. Whichever you choose, you are sure to enhance the vibe of your backyard sanctuary.


Modernize Your Exterior

Modern-style lake houses are extremely trendy right now. Maximize relaxation by simplifying your home’s exterior design. We love the look of sleek black siding against new, large windows. Stone walls can add an accent to your exterior as well. Complement this look with intentional lighting and lush landscaping and your home away from home will feel stylishly brand new.


If you’re ready to upgrade your cabin, lake house, cottage, or primary home, we would love to help! From gutters, siding, roofs, and other general contracting needs, we have you covered. Contact us at (651) 702-1300 for a 100% free, no-obligation inspection and quote from one of our exterior experts.