Planning Lake House Projects

Planning Lake House Projects

This spring and summer, I have a ton of projects planned at the lake house. These include:

  • New Door
  • New Kitchen Appliances
  • Boat Lift + New Boat
  • Central Heating + Air
  • Master Bathroom Remodel
  • New Roof

The new door, new roof, and new kitchen appliances are fairly straightforward; both are from the 1970’s and are due to be replaced, and I’d like to get a door that is more attractive than the current plane white door that is currently there.

The master bathroom is also from the 1970’s, and is in dire use of a remodel. I plan on gutting it, and redoing the shower, toilet, floor, and sink / vanity. I’m still deciding on style, but I’ve been doing some shopping for ideas. I’ve found some cool vanity ideas at Restoration Hardware, that feature a mid-century modernesque look with reclaimed wood that would fit the lake house vibe.

Before the bathroom remodel, the big initiative this spring will be installing central heat and air, along with LP to power the furnace. I’ve tapped RA Heating and Air Conditioning, who have done numerous other HVAC projects for me in the past, to do the duct work and install the appliances. I have some straightforward demolition work to do first to make room for the furnace, and then they’ll get started in March.

Finally, once the ice thaws Deano Docks will be installing a boat lift to hold my new pontoon.

The lift will look something like this:

It will be a busy but awesome summer at the lake house!

Jon Hardin


By day, Jon is the CEO of a software company. Outside of work, Jon is an avid home improvement enthusiast who enjoys a wide variety of renovation, landscaping, and other projects.

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