Yesterday, we shared the completed bunk room, which is adjacent to the upstairs guest bedroom. Originally, this was going to be our office. Long story short, we decided to put our office in the bunk room as we'd rather work in the room facing the lake! Last minute, we threw a queen bed into this room and it became another space for guests. The queen bed fits perfectly, and we love having a separate space that sleep 4 (perfect for family and friends with little kiddos!). Our home's bed per square foot ratio is pretty sweet. Currently, we have two queens, two twins, and one king in this little abode, ha! That's a lot of beds for a family of two; but remember, we are designing this space as a cottage!
When we bought this house, Ty referred to the second floor as "Paul Bunyan's cabin in the woods." Knotty pine paneling and dark wood flooring made this space feel cramped and dreary. We knew that there was a fun, whimsical space hiding beneath the old pine! The scariest space in the house soon became our favorite. When we moved into the house, we slept up here for a few days (our queen mattress had not yet been delivered). Yes, we slept in the little twin bunks (Ty and his 6'2" stature managed to fit!). Those first few nights were memorable as we stayed up playing Scrabble and chatting late into the night. Something about the slanted ceilings and built in bunks made us feel like we were at summer camp!
Remember when we said we were going to wait to tackle the exterior until early fall? HA! We have no chill. When our carpenter was installing the interior doors, he asked if we wanted him to install a new front door....that turned into new siding, new light fixture, new windows, and soon, a new, extended front porch and railing. Project creep at its finest.
FIRST LAKEHOUSE BLOG POST IS HERE!! We bought this house around Christmas and began renovating in February. It's been mad chaos since. FINALLY, it time to slow down and enjoy our new home as we tackle the final details. Five months of being covered in paint and sawdust every evening and weekend, and we are thrilled to be nearing the finish line. We are also excited to have the time to share ALL the renovation details with you all on the blog! First #HTlakehouse blog post (of many), commence!
I've linked everything we have selected thus far for the lake house! I will update this page as we renovate and move in!
Ty here! What's in a neighborhood? Your future community, schools, neighbors, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and all other conveniences and necessities. It is so important to choose your location wisely. Given that Hannah and I have lived in 6 different communities around Greater Grand Rapids, and sold houses in many more, we created this segment to educate and inform. We will offer insight and provide more information on some of the incredible places that Greater Grand Rapids has to offer. First up, EGR.
We are adding these before and afters to the "Home Tour" tab above! This minimalist living adventure has taught us so much, mainly, how little we truly need to live happily. We have thoroughly enjoyed this simple living excursion. Cleaning is quick, and simple; and we have little to no clutter! For links to sources in each of our homes, head to the "Shop our Home" tab!
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo currently sharing the renovation of our Holland cottage, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers, and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!