LAKE HOME RENOVATION: PART ONE

A lake home renovation can be a challenge! Our client offered us the amazing opportunity to remodel the entirety of a Lake Mendota Lake home this summer! We have been hard at work converting some outdated features as well as preserving wonderful original elements of the home.  We developed a plan of action based on how our client wished to use the property. They wanted this to be their home to retire in. Easy access to Lake Mendota was key! They also wanted a variety of indoor/outdoor retreats. Although the location was ideal, there were many elements of the property that were outdated.

To meet our client’s needs, our plan was to create a new layout on the first floor that accommodated a master ensuite as well as their primary living areas, kitchen, and dining room. This meant removing the existing garage and redoing nearly all of the plumbing and electricals in this area. The three-season porch was to be reframed to allow more lighting into the living room, and the upstairs sunroom will become a deck.  We kept many special features of the home in mind, and have been carefully saving fixtures, the original staircase, and the living room fireplace.  

Starting demolition!

We ran into more than one unexpected problem due to the age of the home and areas that had been neglected over the years with the previous owner. Since this renovation was so extensive, we were able to provide solutions and continue working. Every old house is hiding something, and it is our job to provide solutions that keep your project on track. The age of your home or the extent of work should never hold you back from creating the home of your dreams!

Check out this video below for some in-progress photos of the demolition process! And stay tuned for updates on the final product!

Considering a lake home renovation? Where to start?

Check out some of our past projects for inspiration!

First, for any large renovation give us a call!

Next, whether you have a new property to fix up or want a big change in your current home, we are here to help! When thinking of a large-scale remodel you want to be sure your new space is cohesive and will be a space you will enjoy for years to come. The Michael F. Simon team has seen a great variety in style and design – and we love them all! We are happy to help you find the right look for your home. Every remodel starts with a conversation about what you need in your home and what you want in your home, before we being the pricing and design for your project. We want to be sure we are getting you everything exactly the way you want it and to try to account for surprises! 

Here is a detailed account of a past full house remodel updated living spaces and kitchen!


Michael F. Simon :Giving Back

In addition to hard work put in at our jobsites, in September we raised 400 pounds of food and $1,000 for the Waunakee food pantry at our Summer team grill out! Always feels great to give back to the community! If you are local and would like to donate visit their webpage!

We have had a long relationship with the food pantry and hope to continue giving back to the community that has supported us for many years to come!