• Lakehouse Renovation
    DIY

    Complete Kitchen Renovation on a Tiny Budget

    Yesterday I blogged about the overall cabin renovation, but today I thought I would go into the details for the kitchen.  As I mentioned before, the cabin sustained water damage throughout, which prompted the renovation. One thing led to another....We started this project by removing all the old musty carpet throughout. Then we completely gutted the kitchen area, being careful to save all the cabinetry, because we planned to reuse/repurpose all that was possible for the new cabinets. Then we painted and added laminant flooring. I had to do a lot of patch work on the rough walls. We opted to just try and fill in the cracks because we…

  • Lakehouse Renovation
    DIY

    Complete Cabin Renovation on a SERIOUS budget!

    We are finally done with updating our cabin.  This was a big project with a tight deadline.    If I didn't know before, I certainly know now how much my husband loves me.  Here is the new kitchen, it is 100% built and designed by us.  You could say I had my very own little fixer upper moment, but instead of a six figure reno budget, we did ours on a $4-$5,000 budget. It started out quite small(as most projects do), but grew when we realized how much water damage was in the cabin. The pictures don't do the smell justice. We were in the process of trying to sell this property…