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February 8, 2021

Gather Inspiration for Your Lake Home

As winter winds down we start thinking about life on the lake and gathering inspiration for a cabin renovation or new build. A popular place to get ideas is at the Lake Home & Cabin Show in Minneapolis. Since the show was canceled this year, Nor-Son Custom Builders celebrated the month of February showcasing several of our custom builds. Capture the essence of summer and start planning now to create a home that reflects your tastes, hobbies and lifestyle.  

Cabin life isn’t the same without the sound of a screen door slamming! This Adirondack style porch has screens seamlessly connected through the bark-on logs, perfect for enjoying cool summer breezes.

Charming Details. A mixture of rustic cabinetry, textures and materials are the perfect combination for a lake cottage kitchen. Create a focal point in the kitchen by framing your cooktop within a stone arch. Add a niche to reflect artwork with a slate harlequin pattern. Or use old wine barrels for an arched ceiling to give a beverage center or wine room Tuscan character.

Grandkids welcome. Multi-generational use is become extremely common for northern lake homes. Learn more about creating a Legacy at the Lake. Create a kid-friendly spot for the grandkids and parents to kick back and unwind after a long day. Bunkrooms are a popular space to add to the lake home. Equipped with traditional furniture or custom built-in beds, you’ll have ample space for family gatherings. Or, create a family suite with addition space for reading before bed or playing games.

Clean kids are happy kids. Or at least mom and grandma are happy! Clean up after a day on the lake either with an outdoor shower or beach entrance. Whether you are building new or remodeling, think of summer, and incorporate those special details to make your lake home truly special.