10 Wisconsin Lake Home Remodeling Ideas

wisconsin lake home

“Up nort’” should be synonymous with “on-trend.” We scoured the state, from Minocqua to Shawano, and the depths of the internet for the best cottage and lake home remodeling ideas to make your place the up-to-the-minute hotspot on your Wisconsin lakeshore.

1. Modern Minibar

wisconsin lake house mini bar

If you’re the best sommelier on the lake, you need a high-end wet bar in your entertaining space. Add a wine fridge and ample storage for your glassware. (Via Flickr)

2. Infinity Deck

wisconsin lake home deck

Like its brethren the infinity pool, an infinity deck is one that gives the illusion that you’re totally dry and in the lake, simultaneously. Magic! (Via Flickr)

3. On-deck Architecture

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Are you using your lake home’s attic space? If any of your attic rooms have vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, get those beams refinished and add bohemian décor. Your guest room will feel like a cross between a 19th-century ship and an Urban Outfitters catalog.

4. Peaceful Patio

wisconsin home patio

For those with an existing patio space, try adding an overhang that provides shade and shelter while preserving the view.

5. Modernized Mudroom

mudroom in wisconsin home

Beef up your storage area in the laundry room to turn it into a full-fledged mudroom with space for hiking boots, life jackets, dog toys, helmets, and more. Add a bench seat for weary travelers. (Via Flickr)

6. All-seasons Room

three seasons room

Round out your Lake Noquebay living space with an addition you’ll use year-round. Natural wood, a bench swing, and near-floor-to-ceiling windows with screens and glass are all great choices.

7. Chateau Modern

chateau in wisconsin home

Throughout Door County and the rest of the peninsula, folks are embracing a transitional style between French country farmhouse and modern, updated oasis. Try white shiplap, butcher block countertops, and a farmhouse sink for the best of worlds both old and new.

8. The Outdoorsman’s Grill

wisconsin lake home with outdoor grill

Many Wisconsinites with a lake home spend more time outside than in. If you fall into that boat, consider placing your main kitchen area outdoors.

9. Better Boat Storage

boat storage in wisconsin home

Your boat is your baby—doesn’t it deserve a proper nursery? This example from North Twin Builders combines better boat and ATV storage with a spare bedroom that would be perfect overlooking the Namekagon River.

10. Window Wall

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You can never go wrong with more windows, especially when your lake view is spectacular. (Via Flickr)

Ready to Wisconsinify your cabin with one of our lake home remodeling ideas? Swing by one of our locations to explore our U Choose loan options. Hint: the options are endless, because you can pretty much use our U Choose loans for whatever you want. That includes awesome lake home remodeling ideas.

If your cabin has equity, consider using that to enhance your getaway home. Or, speak with a Unison Member Advisor about getting approved for a competitive fixed rate mortgage to help you finance a Wisconsin vacation home.

Featured Image photo credit: Edward Stojakovic on Flickr.

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