Lakeside Home Reno Brings Family Ties | Season 5

Written by Jenny Marrs on . Posted in .

This one was so special for us! Uncle Bob and Aunt Jill are moving to Arkansas and we wanted to ensure their new home was a welcoming place for them as they make the big move! We had our work cut out for us with this one but we knew two things would go a long way: modernize the home and make it all about the gorgeous view of the lake. 

Exterior

BEFORE

The landscaping was completely overgrown and covering up a large part of the house. We took all of that out and added smaller bushes. The house got a new metal roof and a dark coat of paint all over to update its look. For extra curb appeal, we added a peak to the center and an additional window to break up the siding. The dark window frames with the stone look much cleaner and much more modern. We finished up the look with a new front door and new light fixtures.

AFTER

SOURCES

Flag | Allegiance Flag Supply

Exterior Light | Kichler

Windows & Roof | Plygem

Landscaping | Ground Effects Landscaping  

Siding & Trim Paint Color | Sherwin Williams Peppercorn

Living Space

BEFORE

We reconfigured the entry hall so that it now flows better – including moving the laundry room to a spot in the garage. This included changing the layout of the doors near the entryway. For the living room, we started with a nice open space that just needed to come into the 21st century. In order to brighten up the heavy fireplace, we sheet-rocked over the top half and mortar-washed the stone on the bottom half and added a white oak beam mantle. The brighter tone goes much better with the lighter feel of a lake house. We also removed the carpet and replaced it with new white oak wood flooring. 

AFTER

SOURCES

Furniture | Howse

Art | Juniper Print Shop 

Flooring | Heritage Hardwood Floors

HVAC | Daikin

Wall Paint Color | Benjamin Moore Simply White

Kitchen

BEFORE

The kitchen is super important to Uncle Bob who loves to cook so we definitely had to get this right. The old kitchen was extremely outdated with old oak cabinets and florescent lighting. We had to reconfigure the entire top floor in order to add more square footage to the kitchen – but it was absolutely worth it!

We added a large island, hidden walk-in pantry, fridge wall, new cabinets, new countertops and new appliances. I chose a a deep blue for the cabinets to bring in the colors of the beautiful lake outside the window. Uncle Bob and Jill like a midcentury look, and these colors and tile pattern bring that to life.

AFTER

SOURCES

Appliances | Metro Appliances & More 

Sconce | West Elm 

Backsplash | Flooring America

Countertops | Genesis 

Flooring | Heritage Hardwood Floors

Faucet | Gerber

Pot Filler | Gerber

Art | Juniper Prints 

Runner | Turkish Trunk 

Dinnerware | Marrs Mercantile 

Cabinet Paint Color | Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue

Wall Paint Color | Benjamin Moore Simply White

Dining Room

BEFORE

Next to the kitchen, this used to be a four-seasons room. We upgraded it to make it part of the main house and changed it into a cozy dining area that doubles as a game room. To do that, we installed new insulation and new windows. We had plenty of space to add a butler’s bar and this beautiful white oak table that Dave made. I love this table! The lid lifts so you can store games and puzzles while you work on them. Our family is huge on making puzzles. I actually had to pull Dave away from one of the puzzles here a few times!

AFTER

SOURCES

Furniture | Howse

Table | Custom by Dave Marrs

Windows | Plygem

Flooring | Heritage Hardwood Floors

Light | CB2

Wall Paint Color | Benjamin Moore Simply White

Fishing Room

Most people don’t have a fishing room! This was an extra special thing we did for Uncle Bob, who loves to fly fish. We carved out space from the large garage and converted it into a laundry room and fishing utility room where Bob can hang his rods and store all his equipment. Dave used a CNC machine to cut fish designs into the cabinets he installed. The whole room was painted a hunter green color to give it the feel of a true fishing cabin. The location of this room is perfect because the door leads out to the back deck. Now he can keep all his fishing gear right here and go straight out to the lake to fish.

AFTER

SOURCES

Sconces | West Elm

Runner | Turkish Trunk

Flooring | Heritage Hardwood Floors

Wall Paint Color | Benjamin Moore Dark Olive

Main Bedroom & Bathroom

BEFORE

Like the rest of the house, this room looked decades several decades old. We updated the window trim, scraped the popcorn ceiling and installed new lighting, a new ceiling fan and new flooring. We also divided the room in two to give Uncle Bob and Jill a large closet. Then, we painted the walls a nice calming shade of blue. Since the entrance to the room was changed to a different wall, the room also got a new entry door along with the new closet doors.  

For the bathroom, we chose a mixture of traditional wood and modern tile. The white oak vanity adds warm tones while the shower’s modern tile adds interest to the space. The tile pattern is fun but still sticks to the classic look.

AFTER

SOURCES

Furniture | Howse

Bedroom Wall Paint Color | Farrow & Ball Manor House Gray

Runner | Turkish Trunk

Flooring | Heritage Hardwood Floors

Closet Wall & Cabinet Paint Color | Benjamin Moore Simply White

Sconces | Home Depot

Countertops | Genesis

Faucets, Shower Kit & Tub Kit | Gerber

Glass | Ozark Mountain Glass

Shower Wall Tile | Daltile

Shower Wall Tile | Daltile

Shower Floor Tile | Home Depot

Floor Tile | Daltile

Bathroom Wall Paint Color | Benjamin Moore Simply White

Guest Bathroom

This didn’t get revealed on the show, but we also remodeled the bathroom that’s near the kitchen and the living room. We added a fun tile and chose a modern color to make it much nicer and ready for guests to use when they visit.

AFTER

SOURCES

Sconce | Build with Ferguson

Faucet & Shower Kit | Gerber

Countertops | Genesis

Flooring | Heritage Hardwood Floors

Cabinet Paint Color | Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal

Wall Paint Color | Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal

Back Deck

BEFORE

Dave and Matt fixed up the back deck, which was very rickety and unsafe. They put in a whole new deck with new handrail and steps down to the lake. This is what this house is about – enjoying the view! Since Uncle Bob loves to cook, we made sure to give him plenty of space and a large grill so he can do just that. We can’t wait to spend time here with Uncle Bob and Jill. I know they’re going to enjoy their new lake house so much!

AFTER

SOURCES

Smoker | Yoders Smokers

Furniture | Ground Effects Landscaping

Porch Flooring | Aeratis

Exterior Paint Color | Sherwin Williams Peppercorn