This past weekend, I took delivery of the lake house bar, and got it into the house through a ton of snow, which took some creative hauling and essentially turned the bar (in a plastic-wrapped box) into a sled. I unpacked it, built it, and it fit perfectly in the downstairs kitchen, along with some … Continue reading Lake House Bar: Complete
This past weekend, I fully finished the lake house bathroom! I installed the shower doors, lighting, and finished some final clean up. The shower door was pretty quick to install, and turned out really well. The before and after is pretty striking. I’m very proud of how this turned out! Continue reading Lake House Bathroom Before and After
At the lake house, we have a small stand-up bar on the top floor near the kitchen, but I wanted to build a more traditional bar downstairs. The basement of the lake house already has Badger-esque cabinetry, with wood reminiscent of the Rathskeller at UW’s Memorial Union, and Badger red counter tops. Now that the … Continue reading Lake House Bar
This past weekend, I made a huge push to get the lake house bathroom close to done. I’m getting minor surgery to fix a hernia next week, and will be out of commission for several weeks after that, so I wanted to get the majority of the work for this project done. I finished painting, … Continue reading Lake House Bathroom: Almost Finished!
We’ve finally gotten some significant snow in Wisconsin, and the Lake Wisconsin area is beautiful! Here are a few shots of winter at its best: Continue reading Winter at the Lake House
This week I had an electrician come to the lake house and finish the wiring for the kitchen remodel. He had to install new junction boxes for the oven and range upstairs, linking them to the old junction boxes in the basement ceiling. After that, I did some final cabinetry work to build a base … Continue reading Lake House Kitchen Finished
Over the past two weeks, a ton of progress has been made on the lake house bathroom. First, I finished mudding, sealing, and texturing the drywall. Then, I installed the shower base. It fit perfectly in the spot where the old tub was, and I was able to hook the drain directly into the old … Continue reading Bathroom Progress + New Shower