Renovation

Check out the before and the after in these renovated cabins, cottages and lakehomes.

Minnesota northwoods lake cabin renovation
A Midwest couple chooses vintage charm over extra square footage
By Christy Heitger-Ewing
Published: August 15, 2014
Montana log home renovation after
Browse web-exclusive photos of a renovated year-round retreat and boathouse in Montana
Published: July 22, 2014
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mountain river cabin lodge remodel renovation
One family makes a river cabin come to life by bringing the outside in
By Fran Sigurdsson
Published: June 10, 2014
Soda Springs renovated ski cabin
A 1940s ski cabin gets transformed into a modern-day eco-friendly retreat
By Julie Kuczynski
Published: May 30, 2014
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North Woods family cabin Lands End O'Brien Lake
It may be small, but this Minnesota lake cabin is big on enjoyment for family and friends
By Mark R. Johnson
Published: May 29, 2014
small guest cabin renovation exterior
A complete makeover results in a well-designed small cabin
By Mindy Pantiel
Published: May 14, 2014
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California rustic creekside cabin renovation
Both inside and out, this renovation is all about connecting with nature
By Christy Heitger-Ewing
Published: April 16, 2014
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Minnesota lake cabin renovation exterior
Tearing down walls while keeping the memories
By Jennifer T. Derrick
Published: March 18, 2014
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Cabin Renovation Product Showcase
This slideshow of cool products will inspire you to begin your cabin remodel
Published: January 28, 2014
Nevada A-frame renovation
An A-frame cabin is transformed after being ravaged by fire
By Mark R. Johnson
Published: June 6, 2013
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mountain river cabin lodge remodel renovation
One family makes a river cabin in Colorado come to life by adding on, bringing the outside in
By Emily Hare
Published: May 22, 2013
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This Minnesota cabin renovation favors vintage charm over extra square footage
By Mark R. Johnson
Published: April 11, 2013
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For the Byers family, life is good at their Washington cabin on Orcas Island
By Julie Kuczynski
Published: April 11, 2013
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Minnesota lake cabin renovation exterior

Browse web-exclusive photos and floor plans of a Minnesota lake cabin that opened up when a few of its walls were torn down.

By Julie Kuczynski
Published: January 18, 2013
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Browse web-exclusive elevations, floor plans and photos of a couple’s dream retirement retreat in Maryland.

By Mark R. Johnson
Published: December 14, 2012
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Rebuilt log cabin Maine
A man and his wife give second life to his great-grandfather's 19th-century homestead
By Lucie B. Amundsen
Published: December 1, 2012
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Browse web-exclusive images of this restored Swedish homestead cabin on the coast of Maine.

By Mark R. Johnson
Published: October 5, 2012
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rustic renovation fishing ranch cabin after
It took vision to breathe new life into this cabin that's all about the guests
By Kristin Sutter
Published: October 1, 2012
Adirondack cabin remodel entryway
A Minnesota retreat on Lake Superior borrows its style from the Adirondacks, a style that fits this family to a “K”
By Fran Sigurdsson
Published: June 1, 2012
small cottage renovation
Reclaimed materials, optimized layout & storage, and beautiful design make for a mini retreat that's all about maximum fun on the water
By Fran Sigurdsson
Published: May 1, 2012

Get web-exclusive plans for this Minnesota retreat on Lake Superior that borrows its style from the Adirondacks

Published: April 27, 2012
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Browse web-exclusive images of this Minnesota retreat on Lake Superior that borrows its style from the Adirondacks

By Mark R. Johnson
Published: April 27, 2012
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This early-20th-century bungalow caught a barge from Canada to the U.S., then uprooted one more time to capture a world-class view.
By Kristin Sutter
Published: February 17, 2012
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This remodeled Puget Sound “Pearl” has Olympic-size views and built-in options for enjoying the outdoors
By Fran Sigurdsson
Published: January 20, 2012
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Browse web-exclusive images of this well-sited fixer-upper that became a beloved retreat one project at a time

Published: December 16, 2011
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With some TLC, and a couple of strategic additions, a well-sited fixer-upper becomes a beloved retreat one project at a time.
By Lucie B. Amundsen
Published: December 16, 2011
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A maverick redo reveals endless vistas

Story by Fran Sigurdsson
Photos by Heidi A. Long

Published: October 7, 2011
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A family renovates their Door County cabin from the foundation up

By Christy Heitger-Ewing
Published: August 1, 2011
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A Michigan couple renovates a 1935 fisherman’s cabin

By Christy Heitger-Ewing
Published: April 28, 2011
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A renovation so complete, you wouldn't recognize the original lakehome.


By Lucie B. Amundsen
Published: March 24, 2011
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... and brings more cabin life to everyday living

By Lucie B. Amundsen
Published: February 17, 2011
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From bland to beautiful!
By Fran Sigurdsson
Published: November 8, 2010
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A new deck & sunroom are the heart of this family’s retreat
By Christy Heitger-Ewing
Published: June 18, 2010
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By Lucie B. Amundsen
Published: May 14, 2010
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Phantom Lake Ranch cabin

A family restores an 1874 cabin to its original glory

By Christy Heitger-Ewing
Published: March 1, 2010
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The cabin after renovation

Saved from the wrecking ball

By Lucie B. Amundsen
Published: September 1, 2009
800 square foot cottage

A couple strives for a smaller footprint

By Lucie B. Amundsen
Published: July 1, 2009
Cabin after

Sometimes it takes a community — of friends

By Lucie B. Amundsen
Published: June 1, 2009
This bed was made from an actual boat

This family's retreat doubles as a classic wooden boat museum

By Lucie B. Amundsen
Published: May 1, 2009
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A loving restoration

By Steve Johnson
Published: July 1, 2008
Ruthann "Chi Chi" McDermott's summer home

A bygone era's fishing shack grows into a family retreat

By Gina Chiodi Grensing, Pat Faherty
Published: June 1, 2008
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4 BIG IDEAS!
install new flooring • add a room • redo the kitchen • build a deck
By Lucie B. Amundsen
Published: March 1, 2008
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One Reverend’s CONVERSION Story

By Lucie and Jason Amundsen
Published: November 1, 2007
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By Christy Heitger-Ewing
Published: July 1, 2007
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It all starts with a dream
By Gloria Gale
Published: April 1, 2007
The kitchen before
By Mark R. Johnson
Published: March 1, 2007
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One couple’s pursuit of more BTUs – and greater peace of mind
By Mark R. Johnson
Published: December 1, 2006
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Preserving the beauty of yesteryear in a historic Oregon summer home

By Jana Voelke Studelska
Published: June 1, 2006
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