Just bought this lake house and we are trying to come up with
renovation suggestions for my builder:
Picture 1: Back view facing lake
Picture 2: Future garage and basement view
Picture 3: Front walkway from street
Picture 4: Close up of front view
The house is 40 X 30 ft. The walkway is 15 ft wide. Plan to remove
the deck next to the house to make a 20 ft side addition. The 9 ft.
screen porch on the back of the house will span the back of the house
and become heated living area. A deck will stretch probably another 15
ft on the back.
The current ceilings are 8 ft. The new additions would have 9 or 10 ft
We like bungalows or craftsman style houses. We are thinking about
using some combo of brick, stone, Hardiplank and/or Hardishingle. We
will do update bathrooms, update the kitchen, replace windows, replace
doors, replace sheet rock, enlarge and add new rooms.
My friends think that the roof needs more of a pitch. We are debating
whether to remove the roof or just do a change of pitch for the 20 ft
addition which would add a slight pitch from the street.
We don't really need a second floor but if we raise the roof . . .
craftsman columns would look more in proportion. Not sure the added
cost of removing a roof since we probably will have to add new shingles
to match the shingles anyway.
We could renovate the main house and the back of the house now. The
side addition requires a variance which will take 2 months. We would
like to get started now but the builder suggests waiting to do the
renovation so that everything can be done at once.
Any ideas to add curb appeal to this house?